7/29/2007

Nose Music


It's marvelous that a simple piece of plastic can employ the nose to produce a continuous microtonal range of pitches. The infamous nose whistle (sometimes called a nose flute) owes its success to using the nose as a source of wind, freeing the mouth to serve as a flexible resonating chamber that can adjust to produce the required notes. If that sounds confusing, this video should help clear things up.


Nose Whistle Demonstration


Other kinds of nose flutes are used throughout the world, as shown in the following video.


Vietnamese Nose Flutes


It should be pointed out that the nose has other musical uses besides the mere blowing of air. Notice the subtle and delicate use of the nose as a temporary substitute for the fingers while they are employed elsewhere.


Shnozzage (Etude # 23 by David Rakowski)

3 comments:

DaveX said...

Join us next time for "Nose Noise," or "Nose Knows No Sound Bounds," where you'll hear Bullwinkle say-- "You think that's music, but it snot, Rocky!"

R2K said...

What do you want to be In 20 Years?

Gledwood said...

Alright Daniel, how's it going with you...?

Sorry I have not been round for quite a while... how are YOU though?

You tagged me with a meme which I didn't manage to do... I was having a lotta troubles with my landlord/housing at the time and was rather preoccupied. Sorry about that...

I had a microtonal query that I will post on to you just as soon as I can 4mulate it into the right words...

OK take care!!

Gleds
"Vol 2"...

ps what HAPPENED to that Random Blog Button thing? Do you know..? It just doesn't work any more....