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.

Oct 12, 2014

Sunday Gorilla!

Here is a great water color painting by our friend Luby, ukulelist and talented illustrator! She follows a project during which she's producing a drawing per day during one year (you can follow it here). For October 5th, the subject was a cute gorilla playing the nose flute! Here she is, playing her red Bocarina (Aint't she sweet? Look at her over once or twice!).


  1. Very cute indeed! Looks a bit like she is playing air uke (left-handed:)

  2. The selling point of the nose flute 'Anyone can play the nose flute..' should have"', even monkeys..!" added to it. Wouldn't it be a great experiment to see what monkeys would do with the nose flute, without showing them its 'purpose'. I wouldn't be surprised if they were able to make it sound when experimenting with it. I bet certain kinds of monkey could play the nose flute when shown how. I would be highly interested in seeing and hearing what sounds they could produce. Not so sure about elephants, though...

    1. Yep, it would be very interesting... I don't know if there were even experiments with other instruments ... do you know?

  3. I never heard of it, but wouldn't it be fun to see and hear a monkey punk band. Such a riot!