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.

Jan 4, 2015

The Nosy Diva at the Nose Flute Cookie!

Do you remember the Nose Flute Cookie we made for Christmas? Our playing was not great, uh? But what was due to our poor playing skill and what the fact of the instrument? To answer this question we asked NosyMusic and the Incomparable Nosy Diva to try one of our Weihnachtsplätzchennasenflöten (German is a funky language). Here is her test:


  1. Well - I was amazed at those piercing HIGH notes! My wooden models can't reach that high! I must investigate the reason and perhaps do some modifications - I guess RANGE is always going to be an issue? get the high notes and you miss-out on the lower range? Perhaps..?

    1. Hello Steve! Well, to reach high notes, the mouth hole has to be rather narrow (even down to 3 mm on the Handler's for instance.!) but in that case, you sacrify some low notes... So, it's a trade we have to make : enough sharps, but still bass ...

  2. We're blessed to have such talent