What is the handflute?
The handflute is an instrument you make by putting your hands together. You can always play it wherever you are since you don't need any extra equipments. 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 a few handflute players out there performing the instrument on a professional level combined with other instruments. The best hand flute players have got a range over 2½ octaves and can play vibrato etc. If you want to learn how to play, watch these tutorials made by ViewDo, Michael Cheng and joiemoie on Youtube. They show different techniques.
Japanese tutorial(text and Picture)
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NEWEST HANDFLUTE VIDEOS
10 april 2014
Another one by Mitsuhiro Mori.
28 march 2014
Here is another video by Mitsuhiro Mori, the most famous handflute player in the world so far, and also a new guy from Japan.
8 march 2014
Here are three another videos by Handwhistlerben, Mitsuhiro Mori and joiemoie performing.
Handflute in media:
For 30 years, Spencer Lancaster's fingers have played an instrumental role in his life (June 29, 2001)
Whistling as a full-time career (June 20, 1985)
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