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organ [2]click to hear

Wind instrument with several keyboards; it produces sound by means of pipes that are fed by a blower.
organ [2] reed pipe foot shallot tongue wedge block tuning wire resonator foot hole

reed pipe click to hear

Pipe in which sound is produced by the vibration of a tongue on the open face of a pipe.

foot click to hear

Lower part of the conical pipe through which air enters; it is attached to the upperboard.

shallot click to hear

Hollow pipe with one open face, on which the tongue vibrates.

tongue click to hear

Small sheet of flexible metal that vibrates on the open face of the pipe; the amplitude of the vibrations determines the pitch of the note.

wedge click to hear

Piece of wood that attaches the tongue to the upper end of the pipe.

block click to hear

Movable part inserted into the foot of the pipe; its lower end holds the shallot.

tuning wire click to hear

Metal stem that adjusts the length of the shallot’s vibrating part to tune the pipe.

resonator click to hear

Resonant vessel that amplifies the vibrations of the shallot.

foot hole click to hear

Opening through which air from the blower enters the pipe.