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.

Sep 2, 2014

Mr. Tachibana' Holidays

Mister Hiroshi Tachibana, aka tcbnhrs on Youtube, is primarily a Shakuhachi player, but had became a nose flute fan and experimenter. This Summer, Hiroshi went again on Mont Fuji to record videos.

Here is one - a Janis Joplin "Summertime" cover. About it, Mr. Tachibana wrote: I've copied the singing of Janis Joplin by effective use of portamento. I think, portamento is an excellent method that should be further utilized in the nose flute.

You can watch the two other videos here and here.


  1. Thank you!

    The second video is the whistle of "The Stranger (Billy Joel)".
    I think it's one of the best short repertoire for the nose flute.

    The third is a love song "TSUNAMI(Southern All Stars)".