By Cory Doctorow at 8:25 am Thu, Jan 5, 2012
This clever fellow has made a flute* out of a cabbage.
* (or possibly an ocarina)
Cabbage slide flute-Lightly Row-
Last sentence in the video: “My ears hurt.”
Also, he calls it a “flute,” and who am I to question him? ;-)
“Listen to this cabbage flute. Just listen to it.”
I have a flute made out of skin.
That’s only impressive if you can play it all by yourself.
Better tone than the skin flute, although he holds his mouth the same way.
I always love his deadpan translated video descriptions:
“I made musical instruments from the cabbage.
A very high sound is heard.”
If that was napa cabbage, the Koreans would go apeshit.
Slide whistle meets flute … meets cabbage.
He might be able to get a deeper pitch from it if he hallowed it out.
No, he’s not getting a pitch out of the cabbage, he’s getting it out of the wooden flute thing that he’s shoved through it.
Oh, ye of little faith.
This is not the man’s first musical vegetable. He has 31(!) videos featuring homemade vegetable instruments on YouTube. 28 if you’re a stickler for rules and refuse to classify (ostrich-)eggs and mushrooms as vegetables.
Golden opportunity missed to do the classic roooOOOOOOooooWHOOP slide whistle cartoon sound effect with a cabbage.
I’m gonna say slide flute, as it is played transverse and he is forming an embouchere. Not an ocarina, as there is no fipple.
Too many words I don’t know; and that’s in reference to your comment, not the Japanese chap.
Or MAYBE it’s a panpipe (which he has shoved through a hole in the cabbage), because he’s blowing transverely across the TOP, not the side like a flute. Now I’m picturing one of those native Andes bands like you see in San Francisco, on the subway in NY, and- strangely- in Istanbul dressed up like plains Indians, and their panpipes are all shoved through various produce items.
I love the way that cabbage just appears. Nae cabbage… cabbage.
I’m just grateful it isn’t a goddamn ukulele.
let me pack up my apple pipe and give that another listen…
No he didn’t, he just shoved a flutey thing through a hole in the cabbage. Or am I missing something here?
He says it’s a “stick” though, which I take to mean it’s solid. Who knows though…
Well, I assume there’s a hollow cut through the core of the cabbage and he’s using the stick to control the depth of the cavity he’s blowing over. That being said, I really hope they didn’t have coleslaw later…
Right, that’s pretty much what he says in the video (minus the coleslaw part).
Dude’s expressions were more entertaining than his actual musical antics.
Imagine “Nola” played entirely with comestibles.
there is a great tradition in vienna – the vienna vegetable orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dARRp3fZtvY
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