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 12, 2012
A correct wooden flute
I bought this "vietnamese type" nose flute at Copperman (£6-). It is a very standard African blackwood nose whistle. But contrarywise to the ones findable on Ebay, it is rather well finished, and thus, is comfortable and play rather nicely.
the problem with those flute are the nose hole position (not very ergonomical) and their lack of of speed. However, I tried a rather quick piece as sound sample, and the flute is ... better than me :) :