Then follows a comment by the Nosy Diva.
« IT IS REALLY EASY, ALL JUST A MATTER OF TECHNIQUE ...
The nose flute is an instrument that you can play intuitively after very short time. The narrow side is lightly held against the bottom of the nostrils. The mouth hole, which looks similar to the head of a recorder, is placed at the mouth which is opened in O-shape, both lips touching the flute. Now you exhale lightly through the nose and a sound occurs. It is important that you really exhale through the nose, not through the mouth. When the mouth position is changed, the sound changes, it's almost like singing. You can also change the tone by varying the pressure of the instrument to the nose.The mouth and the throat are the resonating chambers. After amazingly short time you will have the hang of it and will be able to play within a two-octave range. The sound of the nose flute is similar to that of a recorder. The instrument presented here is designed ergonomically and perfectly adapted to the shape of the face. It is suitable as well for beginners as for professionals. Have fun with the nose flute, the CORVUS team. ».
Miss Birdy K.'s comment:
I like about the text that the makers seem to have thought about and experimented with the instrument, and the description is well done as well as the design of the whole thing is original and joyful.
However, what I am not sure about is the comparison of singing and playing noseflute. I do not know much about this in theory but singing feels like something completely different from nose flute playing. Whistling is very similar, but singing???
This would be an interesting task to discuss.
The other statement I tend to find at least questionable i the idea of changing the tone by the pressure of the instrument to your nose. It is after midnight at the moment so I do not really dare to try that -
Well, I had to try, will tell the neighbours to send their complaints to noseflute.org.
They are right (Corvus team, not the neighbours)! Damned! I should have known! You can change the pitch at least a semitone by just moving the instrument at your nose. With this method you can also generate tasteless trills and vibrato. Thanks to corvus, I learned something new! Nevertheless I would not recommend this as a means for playing melodies, it is much too unreliable for reaching a good intonation (the greatest challenge of this beautiful and always underestimated instrument), besides it is not possible when playing hands-free.
Apart of that: great instrument (this is not new)
nice package and instruction that match well the fun of the instrument
Good job, Corvus team!