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Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?

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Subject: Makers of decent quality nose flutes
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 04:01 PM

I'm looking for any manufacturer other than Grover-Trophy currently making nose flutes. I just bought a bag of ten Grover-Trophys and am disappointed with the quality. Thanks for any suggestions.


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Subject: RE: Makers of decent quality nose flutes
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 04 Nov 10 - 04:37 PM

Word is these are pretty good.


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Subject: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: Dave Ruch
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 11:18 PM

I'm looking for any manufacturer other than Grover-Trophy currently making nose flutes. I just bought a bag of ten Grover-Trophys and am disappointed with the quality. Thanks for any suggestions.


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Nov 10 - 11:35 PM

I think somebody could make a good cottage industry out of this, making professional-quality nose flutes. I have to admit that Grover-Trophys have been the only nose flutes I have ever seen. I get about four notes out of them, but not predictably.

But I really think the nose flute is MY instrument. It requires no manual dexterity. Since I have no manual dexterity whatsoever, this must be the instrument I was intended to play. I plan to be a nose flute virtuoso - as soon as I find a proper nose flute.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 09:48 PM

Joe - I just use a hanky...

:-P


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: Nathan in Texas
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 10:33 PM

Quality noseflute. Can you say oxymoron?


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 12:33 AM

G'day NAFFs (Nasally Aimed Flute Folks)

Slightly more than a half century back, I bought one of the metal (tin-plates sheet iron?) "Magic Flute"s ... and quite enjoyed playing it for some years ... but it got lost somewhere between Sydney (Australia) / Tasmania (") / Snowy Mts (") / Hobart (Tasmania ... Australia - even if some locals don't admit it ... / back to Sydney in 1970.

Fortunately I was able to do some 'horse-trading' with a instrument collector of vast ambitions (... he owned >300 pianos ...!?!) and I got a good replacement "Magic Flute"!

I amust admit that the Nasenflöte linked by Suibhne Astray look tempting ... 5.90 Euros ... postage halfway round the world ... but very pretty (and a lot less bulky than my usual clutch of button accordions!).

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 04:15 PM

What is the etiquette involved with performing with a nose flute? Can one pick one's nose in accompaniment? What if one has a cold or has to sneeze out of key? Is there an appropriate capo for changing key? Can plastic surgery really enhance one's natural endowment?

Cheerily,
Charley Ignoble


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 15 Nov 10 - 04:40 PM

G'day Charley,

Well, it's pretty hard to pick your nose when it's behind a tin-plated sheet!

Playing the nose flute with a head cold is definitely beyond the pale.

They're only a tone producer - to be modulated into whatever note (... or scale ...) your mouth cavity can be persuaded to resonate in.

In Polynesia (and some other areas of traditional, non-western, culture) it is believed that the air exhaled from the mouth comes from the stomach ... but that from the nose comes straight from the heart - thus their (very different) nose flutes are the preferred instruments for music of a holy nature!

Regard(les(s,

Bob


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 07:40 AM

Since one's mouth is, presumably, unused whilst playing this instrument; is it then possible to also sing along?


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 02:23 PM

First one I ever saw anywhere was made by an old fellow who lived in a stilted house on the flood plane of the Ohio River in Evansville, Indiana. He had made it out of a turtle shell, and if you could get past the stench of it, it sounded about as good as the HUMANITONE nose flute I played for years.

This month, November 2010, I bought ten new Humanitone nose flutes from Elderly Instruments (store) in Lansing, Michigan. I'm giving them to our 4 grandchildren and their parents for Christmas---in hopes of starting a new family band.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 02:27 PM

As I'm sure I mentioned before,
nose flutes were first popularized by the New Crusty Nostrils.

Art


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Nov 10 - 02:42 PM

Click here for an admirable but Truly Strange nose flute performance...


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 12:43 PM

This guy in germany makes whighquality noseflutes:


http://www.noseflute.de/


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Subject: RE: Nose flutes - who's making decent ones?
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 19 Jan 11 - 06:21 PM

G'day GUEST / 19/Jan 11 - 12.43 PM,

That addie may well be the Dan Moi, linked by
" GUEST,Suibhne Astray - PM ... Date: 04 Nov 10 - 04:37 PM"
in the first response to Dave Ruch's initial posting.

They do look very pretty, in duo-toned wood ... I just need to steel myself to shell out 5.90 Euros + shipping costs ... (and ask myself if I really want to go back to playing music on an instrument that makes me look like a startled koala!)

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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