Piccolo like this one are small flutes. Fingerrings on the piccolo correspond to those on the flute, but because of its smaller size, piccolo sounds an octave lower. There are very few music pieces written appositely for piccolos; this is because piccolos produce a very high register sound. It is said that it is very difficult to play the piccolo in tune, the reason being its small size. This example is made of dark coloured wood and it consists in 6 silver keys and silver rings. its box is made of mahogany and it is lined with red cloth in the interior. This piccolo belonged to the donors (Mrs D. Blezard) father and it was played by him in his teens in the Morphet town band.
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