Mediana (a) pipia [pippia] (f)

(with) definite article: ? [sa?]
➺ remark(s) below
Identical types: 29

According to Weis Bentzon meaning "as a little girl", according to Dore (who calls it Mediana pipia), "infant/baby" or "childlike"; According to Weis Bentzon made in the same 6 keys as the common Mediana, according to Lai (who calls it Mediana pippia) in 3 keys only (B♭, C, and D); In Cabras (prov. Oristano) it originally had a different Mankosedda (➺ details), but nowadays it has one with 5 fingerholes, the uppermost of which is closed with beeswax if the instrument is going to be played as a common Mediana, whereas the lowest fingerhole is closed with wax if its player intends to use it as a Mediana a pipia; NB: ➺ Pipia.

Mankosedda (in G): Arrefinu: d¹; Krais: g¹-a¹-b¹-c²; Mankosa manna: Arrefinu: g; Krais: a-b-c¹-d¹; Tumbu: G (These tunings agree with those of an instrument in C, as presented in »Launeddas«).
NB: Example(s) to be replaced with staff-notation.


Weis Bentzon, Andreas Fridolin: The launeddas: a Sardinian folk music instrument. Copenhagen, 1969, p.21 (Mediana a pipia).

Dore, Giovanni: Gli strumenti della musica popolare della Sardegna. Cagliari, 1976, p.44 (Mediana pipia), 45-46 (➺ Zampogna).

Meloni, Gianfranco & Pala, Giulio: Conoscere e suonare le launeddas. In: Launeddas: l’anima di un popolo (1997), p.157-159.

Lai, Luigi: Metodo per / A method for the launéddas. Cagliari, 1996, p.15.