View Full Version : Nose Flute Team

05-12-2011, 10:12 AM
I'm not sure I am posting this in the right board. There may be a more appropriate one for this topic, but it has to do with an instrument other than the Uke, so I am posting it here.

I recently found a new crazy instrument on Ebay and bought two.
It's the nose flute. You just put it up to your face and blow through your nose. You can control the pitch by opening and closing our mouth. It's easy to learn, very inexpensive, and a lot of fun.

I am interested in getting together with other musicians making a video or two on the nose flute. Nothing too serious, I just like this idea mostly because it's just silly and fun.

I am posting two videos here of myself playing the nose flute.



Ob La Di Ob La Da:

The cheap green plastic one I used was only $2 plus shipping on ebay, and the nicer wooden one was only $9. So it's very affordable. It only takes a minute to learn, and it's a lot of fun.

If you are interested, please contact me, even if you're not very musically inclined. Like I said, I'm mostly just interested in doing this for fun. :)

Edit: I just made a new video. It's so much fun I just can't help myself.
It's the Muppet show theme song.


05-12-2011, 10:33 AM
Never heard of one, but in the Wikipedia article under "Hawaii" the first sentence is:

In the North Pacific, in the Hawaiian islands the nose flute was a common courting instrument.

There's reason enough to own one, but watch out! It might have strange attraction characteristics surpassing the already well known aphrodasiacal qualities of the uke!


05-12-2011, 11:15 AM
*Want* lol

05-12-2011, 11:22 AM
Couldn't find video of the might Rahsaan Roland Kirk playing the nose flute, but check these dudes out:

two words: chick magnet!

05-15-2011, 04:54 PM
I play both the Hawaiian nose flute (made of bamboo) and the nose flute the OP refers to (a plastic and a wooden one). They're both cool instruments, but are completely different animals.

The Hawaiian nose flute (Ohe Hano Ihu) looks like an ordinary bamboo flute, but is shorter and wider. The nose-boucher is located closer to the closed node of the bamboo than on a typical mouth-blown flute. They usually have 3 finger holes, though I own a four-hole, and have seen, but not played a six-hole version.

What is sold as a 'nose-flute' on ebay is actually a 'nose-whistle' since it uses a fipple (like a recorder, referee's whistle or pennywhistle) to produce sound. They are fun to play.