Mey is a Turkish folk instrument of the wind type. It consists of three parts . Ana G÷vde (main part), Kamış (reed) and Kıskaš (clip). The clips mounted to the end of the reed and can be pushed up and down on the reed and thus enabling tuning by providing one note variation in the sound.

May which is made of wood from plum walnut, beech etc. has sound distance of about one octave. It has a total of eight melody keys with with seven on top and one underneath. There are three types of mey : Cura Mey, Orta Mey and Ana Mey. Mey is called Balaban in Azerbeijan.

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