This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Aug 9, 2011

Inaugural post

One of the Winds of the Αέρηδες (Tower of the Winds) in Athens, Greece.

Welcome to! As you can read onto the fronton of this temple dedicated to the nose flute, we won't deal with ethnic instruments here, but mostly with the modern shapes of the nostril whistle.
Why ? First, we are not acknowledged for that. There are so many local forms and names, stories and usages for the original nose flutes that only serious anthropologists or ethnomusicologists could afford filling a blog with. As you'll be invited to read in the future posts, nose flute is just an amusement for us and we won't write a thesis on this delightful topic.
More, we are a ukulele player, and we need both of our hands to play. We sometimes even dream of letting grow another pair of them. Hence are we involved in playing nose flutes which pitch is driven by the bucal cavity. Only the modern form of nose flutes allow this feature, attached to the head by a rubber band, a ribbon, or a dedicated included system.

In these pages, we'll produce reviews, write some elements of history, promote the best videos or dedicated sites, teach the heavy knowledge and the sweet art of playing the nasal flute, enter some fabrication techniques, and more if needed.

As an inaugural show, here is a video I made several months ago. I called it "Humanatone review", but it was not. At this time I only had got in my possession recent Humanatones and some wooden vietnamese ebay items, and was not able to make a specific review. This was mostly a joke. Hope you'll enjoy it anyway.

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