Traditional Fife

The traditional fife is a wind instrument. It belongs to the Greek pastoral instruments, together with the souravli, the madura and the thiamboli.

It is cylindrical, elongated, and open at both ends. One end (head) is the place where the organist blows and produces the main vibrations of the sound, and along the cylinder has six aligned holes at relative distances from each other, which the organist closes and opens with his fingers as he plays and which give the intervals of the diatonic scale.

It is a traditional musical instrument made of reed, wood or bone, but also more modern materials, such as plastic. It has different sizes and is found with a length from 15 to about 80 cm depending on the pitch.

Teachers

Achilleas Apostolos Tigkas

Theory of Eastern Music, Ney, Traditional Fife

Traditional Department

The Traditional Department of Musical Praxis Conservatory focuses on the repertory, techniques and musical systems encountered in the wider Eastern Mediterranean region.