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    Default Is There A Whistle Kazoo?

    Is there any kind of mouth held, hands free, instrument similar to a Kazoo, that allows variation in pitch (like a Kazoo) but produces a musical whistle type tone?
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    I told ya before--a mouth harp on a holder around your neck. It works just fine.
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    You could try strapping on a nose flute.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E-KpTk7ysE

    I've used plastic nose flutes before, but never a wooden one like this guy uses in the video. But it shouldn't be hard to strap a plastic one to your face, if you're okay with the rather unusual appearance.

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    Nose flute would be my suggestion too. Problem is, they use up a lot of air. Playing mine always leaves me breathless. A slide whistle would be tricky but might be doable with a neck rack and a lot of head-jerking. Maybe panpipes on a neck rack? Or maybe fit a small whistle into a kazoo -- a ball-type whistle would be interesting. Or a thin plastic membrane held taut in a stiff frame; whistle across its edge for a kazoo+whistle effect.

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    How about just singing or humming or even whistling?
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    At nearly €1800, this isn't at all what you're looking for:
    http://www.mybreathmymusic.com/en/magic_flute.php

    But it's a cool thing to know about anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasGeorge View Post
    Is there any kind of mouth held, hands free, instrument similar to a Kazoo, that allows variation in pitch (like a Kazoo) but produces a musical whistle type tone?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv66viUCn1Y

    You might be looking for this ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian1 View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv66viUCn1Y

    You might be looking for this ^
    Wow - I never heard of one of those!

    Gotta get me one. Thanks!

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    Yes! That Sheepdog whistle is just the ticket. I want something permenant that works on the same principle as a leaf whistle. See: http://youtu.be/aB3IiNRteDE. The Sheepdog whistle seems to be it. Thanks SO much!
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