The ney , is an end-blown flute that figures prominently in Middle Eastern music. In some of these musical traditions, it is the only wind instrument used. The ney has been played continuously for 4,500–5,000 years, making it one of the oldest musical instruments still in use.
"The Persian ney consists of a hollow cylinder with finger-holes. Sometimes a brass, horn, or plastic mouthpiece is placed at the top to protect the wood from damage, and to provide a sharper and more durable edge to blow at. The ney consists of a piece of hollow cane or giant reed with five or six finger holes and one thumb hole. Modern neys may be made instead of metal or plastic tubing. The pitch of the ney varies depending on the region and the finger arrangement. A highly skilled ney player, called neyzen, can reach more than three octaves, though it is more common to have several "helper" neys to cover different pitch ranges or to facilitate playing technically difficult passages in other dastgahs or maqams.
In Romanian, the word nai is also applied to a curved Pan flute while an end-blown flute resembling the Arab ney is referred to as caval.
The ney is a wind musical instrument, where the Turkish ney and persian ney are subtypes.
Ney or NEY may also refer to:
Ney (given name)
The given name Ney may refer to:
- Ney Raúl Avilés (born 1964), retired Ecuadorian footballer
- Ney Dimaculangan (born 1982), Filipino musician
- Ney Elias (1844-1897), British explorer, geographer and diplomat
- Ney Fabiano (born 1979), Brazilian footballer
- Ney Franco (born 1966), Brazilian football manager and coach
- Ney González Sánchez (born 1963), Mexican politician, former governor of Nayarit
- Ney Matogrosso (born 1941), Brazilian singer
- Ney Santanna (born 1954), Brazilian actor
Ney is a surname. The most famous bearer of the name is Marshal Michel Ney (1769–1815), one of Napoleon's officers in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
Others with the name include:
- Alexander Ney (born 1939), American painter and sculptor
- Bob Ney (born 1954), former U.S. Congressman convicted of corruption
- Camille Ney (1919–1984), Luxembourgian politician
- Edward P. Ney (1920-1996), American physicist
- Elisabet Ney (1833–1907), German-American sculptor
- Elly Ney (1882–1968), German pianist
- Francisco de Paula Ney (1858—1897), Brazilian poet and journalist
- Frank Ney (1919-1992), Canadian politician
- Hubert Ney (1892-1984), German politician, Minister-President of Saarland
- Marie Ney (1895-1981), British actress
- Martin Ney (born 1970), German serial killer
- Napoléon Joseph Ney, 2nd Prince de la Moskowa (1803–1857), French politician, elder son of Michel Ney
- Richard Ney (1916-2004), American actor and investment counselor
- Rick Ney (born 1961), retired American professional darts player
Ney, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
Housing Units (2000): 139
Land area (2000): 0.411568 sq. miles (1.065957 sq. km)
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Total area (2000): 0.411568 sq. miles (1.065957 sq. km)
FIPS code: 55874
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 41.380710 N, 84.522175 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 43549
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
n. (label en music) A type of end-blown flute.
Usage examples of "ney".
Commissioners--that is to say, Marshals Macdonald and Ney and the Duke of Vicenza had informed Marmont that they would dine with him as they passed through Essonne, and would acquaint him with all that had happened at Fontainebleau.
April Ney, Macdonald, and Caulaincourt arrived at Fontainebleau to acquaint the Emperor with the issue of their mission, and the sentiments expressed by Alexander when they took leave of him.
Moore retreated before Soult and Ney to Corunna, and was killed whilst covering the embarcation of his troops.
The voices called to one another in French, beyond the barking of the dogs: It was the Neys and not the Irish Rankins.
Silv, as she and Neys sat close together on one of the sofas, now wearing only bleached white shirts over their belly guards.
All of them were carried by a squad-mother named Neys, who looked a little more tired each time Lynn saw her.
Home of Queens with Neys and Silv, who were almost as good as blood family.
He glanced back at Arron, and seemed about to say something, but he just shook his head and followed Neys up the stairs.
On arriving in Paris Marshal Ney sent in his adhesion to the Provisional Government, so that when Macdonald returned to Fontainebleau to convey to Napoleon the definitive treaty of the Allies, Ney did not accompany him, and the Emperor expressed surprise and dissatisfaction at his absence.
The following are the names of these sons of the Republic transformed into props of the Empire: Berthier, Murat, Moncey, Jourdan, Massena, Augereau, Bernadotte, Soult, Brune, Lannes, Mortier, Ney, Davoust, and Besaieres.
Soult were Marshal Mortier, with the fifth corps of 16,000 strong, and Ney, with the sixth corps of about 10,000 men under arms.
Not only did Ney leave Bourmont in command, but, requiring another Divisional General, instead of selecting a Bonapartist, he urged Lecourbe to leave his retirement and join him.
Desaix, Bessieres, Duroc, Ney, Murat, Massena, Berthier, all will come to greet me: they will talk to me of what we have done together.
Abramoff had promised the Tigua that Bob Ney, the Republican chairman of the House Administration Committee, would sneak an amendment that would reopen Speaking Rock into a completely unrelated bill.
When Ney asked for the trip in June, he had every intention of helping the Tigua get their casino reopened.