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.

Dec 14, 2012

Christmas Egg!

Generally, eggs pop out in your garden at Easter. But it's for Christmas that our friend Harm Linsen from the Hetherlands, sent us a beautiful red egg.

And in the egg, there was a nose whistle made by Harm and etched with my name!

Harm sent also a file with pictures of the making:

So, Mr. Linsen used simple referee metal whistle and transformed them by inserting their nose is a brass plate, in order to build a nose saddle, and cutting a part of the belly, to create a labium.

The 2-colors result is funny and very comfortable. The nose saddle is well dimensioned and Harm filed a little scoop for the "western nose cartilage": well done!

Then Harm Linsen etched my name on the nose shield, and filled the letters with a silver coloured marker:

The labium cut in the whistle belly is rather large:

The result is a very comfortable nose whistle, medium-bass oriented, easy to play and with a loud sound. A success! Thank you Harm!

Here is a sound sample:


  1. I like the hollow, woody basses of this instrument, which probably will make it rather easy to sound like an etnic flute. Soundwise, I think it's a great job!

  2. Yes, it's a funny instrument, easy and confortable to play. And you can modify the quality of the sound by clogging more or less the open corners of the lips