Snoot-Flute: make music with your nose!

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19 Responses to “Snoot-Flute: make music with your nose!”

  1. mack says:

    I have one of these made of bamboo I got in a wild imported-instruments store I found in Brighton. They’re really easy to play, and amusing as hell. 

    You can still find ‘em in plastic, for a (hah) song: https://www.google.com/search?q=nose+flute&oq=nose+flute&aqs=chrome.0.57j60l4j62.1129&sugexp=chrome,mod=9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

  2. edgore says:

    Clearly, this is a Groaci plot!

  3. theophrastvs says:

    yet another esoteric musical appliance begging to be rendered 3d-printedable (along with the alboka and various ocarinas) …yep.

  4. binarygirl says:

    “…on triangle, Martin Prince, and with a flute up his nose, Ralph Wiggum.” **toot toot**

  5. Saint Al says:

    The plastic nose flutes have a somewhat recorder-like tone. Yep, I own and play one- not so much for adding to the musical skill set but for comedic effect. Protip- blow your nose before a performance. 

  6. dragonfrog says:

    A friend of mine was in a nose-flute ensemble.  I’m not sure if the group is still a going thing, but my friend is no longer in it, as she moved out of town, almost certainly not to escape the noseflute ensemble.
    http://www.noseflute.ca/

  7. technogeekagain says:

    They’re actually playable instruments, with a sound much like a slide-whistle … which is essentially what they are; your mouth acts as the tuneable resonating chamber. I keep one with my music book for times when something silly is needed.

  8. knoxblox says:

    Now sharing a harmonica doesn’t seem so bad by comparison.

  9. Heevee Lister says:

    I can’t recall which, but at least one of PDQ Bach’s works has a part for the Schnazefloete.

  10. Bob LeDrew says:

    I love my humanatone. http://www.thewhistleshop.com/catalog/whistles/inexpensive/noseflute.htm

  11. Boundegar says:

    I understand this product sold much better than its predecessor, the Snot Flute.

  12. Jake0748 says:

    Snoot-Flute, huh?  Archie & Jughead’s science teacher was professor Flutesnoot.  (Don’t ask me how or why I remember this kind of stuff). 

  13. for sure it caught on, at least in Berlin Kreuzberg: das Kreuzberger Nasenfloeten Orchester (Noseflute Orchestra of Kreuzberg). Please check: http://youtube.com/watch?v=whAufqoH24Y&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  14. coolvoodoo says:

    In the 50′s and 60′s they were made from stamped sheet metal…..and sounded much better of course!

  15. Alex says:

    I brought one to a BoingBoing meetup.  That was a good time, we should do it again!  http://boingboing.net/2011/06/16/boing-boing-meetup-r-1.html

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