THE TECHNICAL PROPERTIES OF THE REED KAVAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Without being transposed with its alto and soprano variations equivalent to piano, 2.5 octaves of sound depth, gained intonation, formed learning method, practicability at all environments, etc.     

    In addition to these, the reed kaval made success by being the first to acquire the (00768 #) patent right from the Turkish Patent Instute. This fact allowing the reed kaval to exist scientifically throughout the generations, demonstrates the performance of the instrument.   

NOTES:

What does ‘whistle’ mean? : According to TDK (Türk Dil Kurumu) dictionaries, meaning “brainless, hollow head”, it is the tool which allows us to give signals, produce sharp sounds with the air or vapor pressure that goes through within. For example; guard whistle, train-ship whistle.

What does ‘reed whistle’ mean? : It is the little toy instrument which is produced by children from the willow tree in various parts of Anatolia, it does not have any connection with the things explained in this site since the word ‘whistle’ can be considered irrelevant with the instrument and can be used as an insult, a deliberate word to disgrace the instrument.

“WHISTLE IS BLOWN, KAVAL IS WHIFFLED”

The difference should never be forgotten.

What is the ‘flute’? : Soınd structure and playing method are different than the reed kaval. It is a tuned Western wind instrument and the learning method is unlike the reed kaval. In Turkey (instead of the reed kaval), in 1953(due to the vacancy of the coil on its forehead), the first instrument used in the wind instruments.