Reed pipe

A well-made reed pipe is a valuable clarinet-like instrument
Reed pipes were widely used in the regions of present-day Finland and Karelia during the Middle Ages. They may have even been used as far back as the late Iron Age. Known by various names (such as a soro pipe, a ryti pipe, an Eastern pipe, and a kaza), these names reflected the sound, material, and usage of the instrument. It has been said that runo songs have been accompanied with reed pipes. You can find instructions in English on building a reed pipe here

Explore local materials and learn the skill
In addition to reed, these pipes have also been made from rye straw. It’s been said that men would make straw pipes for children in August during the rye harvest to make their work with rakes more enjoyable. After finishing each patch, sickles and scythes were sharpened, and pipes were carved for the children. In fact, cutting a reed is an excellent way to test the sharpness of tools.
If reed or straw is unavailable, wild Angelica in September can also be used to make this type of pipe.

A reed pipe can last for decades if stored properly and not subjected to pressure or weight
Enjoy the creativity of making music with self-built, natural instruments. The tuning doesn’t have to be diatonic; it can evolve intuitively. Improvising and composing music in diverse scales can refresh the ears and brain, inspiring expression of various feelings. Playing in nature for yourself is enchanting and liberating, much like how and why shepherds found empowerment, I suppose.

Sharing the skills of building and playing musical instruments is a fascinating endeavor.
You never know where it might lead. Life is a grand adventure for those who speak the universal language of music. Remember, everyone is capable of learning to play and enjoy music in their own unique way. Welcome and join us!
Kuvassa voi olla luonto ja nurmikko