Today we assume that the ancestors of the trendy woodwind instruments were developed in the middle eastand have reached Europe via Turkey. Double reed devices similar to the Aulos a double oboe in theEtruscan image were already known in old Egypt
and Greece. You see them on mural art work in burial chambersand on wine jugs. These devices built progressively into todays modern contraptions the trendy oboeand the bassoon in addition to the tool usually utilized in Turkish famous dance music. A identical developmentcan be shown for the flute, the trumpet, the trombone and all string gadgets. Instruments with
a single reed that were called a shepherd tool have existed for ages: The Zummarah andthe Arghul. Such devices were pipes, and the reed was cut out of the tube itself. We are talking abouta rather simple tool here. They are no candidates as direct ancestor of the clarinet. But there's one:The Chalumeau spoken: Shaloomoh was spread widely around the globe Europe. The name comes from Greek/Latin,where "Calumus" means pipe.