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WHAT IS THE HANDFLUTE?

 

The handflute is an instrument you make by putting your hands together (take a look at handflute on Wikipedia).  You can always play it wherever you are since you don't need anything else than your hands.

By making a chamber with your hands and blowing air between your thumbs, you will get a sound. If you make the area inside the hands smaller you will get higher pitch. You can also change the pitch by opening your hands. There are two types of techniques. The interlocked method and the cupped hand method.

 

There are many different names of the handflute. Some of them are handwhistling, hand ocarina and birdcall. Most handflute players don't know there is a name of it and even less a website.  There are probably tens or hundreds million of people playing the handflute. This website only has 100-200 visitors a day though.

 

Handflute performing is not very common yet professionally but there are a few handflute players out there performing the instrument on a professional level. The best hand flute players can make advanced thing lite vibrato and have got a range over 2½ octaves. Combining it with other instruments works perfectly. You can see some of the good players in the "Handflute Marathon" video below. There are also a few videos in the Hall of Fame section with the greatest. If you want to learn how to play, watch the tutorials on the site.

 

   HANDFLUTE MARATHON


HANDFLUTE IN MEDIA

 VIDEOS

- Sally Cohn on America's Got Talent (2010)

- Gustav Hagner on Danish Talent (2008)

- Jef874 on a Chinese talent show (2014)

- Spencer Lancaster on XWIA (1998)

- Ben Brenner performing on The Tonight Show with David Letterman (1979)

- Ben Brenner with The Three Tendons at Jay Leno (2001)

- Ben Brenner on Don Polec's World (2001)

- Ben Brenner on Philly After Midnight (2001)


 ARTICLES

- For 30 years, Spencer Lancaster's fingers have played an instrumental role in his life (June 29, 2001)

- Whistling Peter Hassell demonstrating famous interlocking that has won him whistling fame (June 21, 1985)

- Whistling as a full-time career (June 20, 1985)

- Ben Brenner holds music in his hands, literally (May 3, 1972)

 


LINKS

- Handwhistling
- The Art of Hand Cooing!
- Leonard Cohen Hand Whistling Compendium
- Mori Mitsuhiro's Twitter


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  NEWS

04/10/14

Hanada Masayuki posted a request on our Facebook wall. He is looking for people to practice the handflute with in Osaka. Original post: "大阪で現在練習されている方ご連絡お願いします。練習仲間募集中!"




  NEW VIDEOS

15/11/14

Title: home〜おかえりなさい〜/CHILDHOOD

Uploader: mitsuhiro mori

 


15/11/14

Title: HandwhistlerBen- Masquerade- Hand Ocarina

Uploader: HandwhistlerBen

 


15/11/14

Title: Barber of Seville

Uploader: WayneTuba

 


18/10/14

Title: ハンドフルート 林明日香 小さきもの 吹いてみた

Uploader: TUTRY. GH

 


10/10/14

Title:  HandwhistlerBen- Loveliest Night of the Year- Hand Ocarina

Uploader: Handwhistlerben

 


21/09/14

Title: Wind Scene(風の憧憬) [Handflute Overdubbing]

Uploader: m9rin

 



  HALL OF FAME
In this section are some of the very best handflute players in the world featured. They show impressive technical skills and can play many types of music with impressive range and quality.

Title: HandwhistlerBen on Tonight Show- 1979- Part Two(hand ocarina)

Youtube: HandwhistlerBen

Real name: Ben Brenner

Technique: Cupped Hand

Country: US


Title: hand flute & piano "CHILDHOOD"

Youtube: mitsuhiro mori

Real name: Mitsuriro Mori

Technique: Interlocked

Country: Japan


Title: The Barber of Seville

Youtube: Peter Hassell

Real name: Peter Hassell

Technique: Interlocked

Country: US


Title: ハンドフルート 『星に願いを』 ~2010stardrop~handflute

Youtube: handmusic7

Real name: Daichi Takayama

Technique: Interlocked

Country: Japan


Title: ハンドフルート「トルコ行進曲」2012.3.4

Youtube: chokushako03

Real name: Takehal Sasaki

Technique: Interlocked

Country: Japan


  TUTORIALS

Video tutorial English

Uploader: ViewDo

Technique: Cupped Hand


Video tutorial Japanese

Uploader: mitsuhiro mori

Technique: Interlocked

NEW!


Video tutorial English

Uploader: Michael Cheng

Technique: Cupped Hand


Video tutorial English

Uploader: joiemoie

Technique: Interlocked


Video tutorial English

Uploader: joiemoie 

Technique: Interlocked


Video tutorial French

Uploader: martin montagne

Technique: Cupped Hand and Interlocked


How to Hand Whistle Picture tutorial English


ハンドフルートのやり方 Picture tutorial Japanese


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