Consejos para Quenistas — quenas

How to choose a quena

How to choose a quena

By Ángel Sampedro Two main elements distinguish one quena from another: the diameter and the embouchure (notch, notch). It depends on how "soft" it turns out to be. There are different variants of diameter and woods according to sound characteristics. Larger bores (18-20mm internal) give a heavier and reinforced sound in the bass, while the finer ones (16-18mm) give an agile access to treble and overbounds, being excellent for the beginner to demand less air. The deep notch produces more volume, but it is also harder to sound. Depending on how it is blown, the performer can slightly change the tuning of the...

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