A komabue fue

The komabue (高麗笛) ("Korean flute") is a transverse fue that is used in traditional Japanese court music.

Construction [ edit ]

The komabue is typically constructed from bamboo. It is a transverse flute with six finger-holes. It is 36 cm, shorter than the ryuteki flute.[1]

Use [ edit ]

The komabue is used in both Gagaku and Komagaku. Historically the Oga family of musicians in Japan specialized in the komabue.[2]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Shigeo Kishibe, et al. "Japan." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online.
  2. ^ Marett,A. Musica Asiatica Vol. 5 Published by CUP Archive, ISBN 0-521-34071-3 p.210
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