Drume Cucurbit Flute

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The Cucurbit Flute includes:
 
1 x Chinese Hulusi 
1 x Chinese Knot 
1x Case

 

Cucurbit Flute

 
The hulusi or cucurbit flute is a free reed wind instrument from China. It is held vertically and has three bamboo pipes which pass through a gourd wind chest; the center pipe has finger holes and the outer two are typically drone pipes. It is not uncommon for a hulusi to have only one drone pipe while the second outer pipe is merely ornamental. The drone pipe has a finger hole, which allows it to be stopped. Advanced configurations have keyed finger holes similar to a clarinet or oboe, which can greatly extend the range of the hulusi to several octaves.
 
The hulusi was originally used primarily in Yunnan province by the Dai ethnic group who call it "bilangdao" and other ethnic-minority groups of southern China, but has gained nationwide popularity throughout China, similar to the popularity of the harmonica in the West, and "improved" versions have been produced outside of the indigenous realms.Like the related free reed pipe called bawu, the hulusi has a very pure, clarinet-like sound.
 
Although the hulusi is still predominantly performed in China, it has in recent years been adopted by European composers and performers. Rohan Leach from England, Rapheal De Cock from Belgium, Nadishana from Russia and Herman Witkam from the Netherlands have all taken the instrument in new directions.
 
Note:
Hulusi is made of natural materials, the tone can not be very accurate. Hulusi playing on the breath of the control is very important, the strength of the impact of the sound out of the sound level, under normal circumstances, the bass breath to be slightly stronger, treble breath to be weak.
 
Specifications: 
Material: Raw material resin + plastic 
Color: Yellow + Black 
Pipe Length: 25.5 cm 
Overall Length: 43 cm 
Strap Length: 48 cm (adjustable) 
Tone: Bb / C

About DRUME Music

The DRUME Music is a small company from the United States of America and we have been creating our own musical instruments since 2017. Focused on helping people relax and concentrate, we get inspired by nature to design sounds that help you reduce stress, relax, and make you happier.

DRUME Music products are perfect for music education, yoga, meditation or even for beginners who want to learn how to play our instruments and experiment with new sounds and songs, developing new musical skills. There are no limitations or conditions to play DRUME Music instruments: you just need to be passionate about music, be willing to try new musical approaches and enjoy yourself while creating with DRUME Music products.

Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 5 ratings)
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5/5
Good service
Written by Alfred Whiteman

Trustworthy and reliable seller. The case looks nice and fits the iflute well. The actually hulusi is also quite dashing and has tiny details that look amazing. The flute is very fragile though.

4/5
Good instrument
Written by John Badley

I'm having a lot of fun learning to play the instrument

5/5
Cute flute
Written by Isabella Baker

Good fun and interesting sound. Easy to pick up and play.

4/5
Great product
Written by Liam Aktison

The case was pretty nice and it works you just have to blow it the right way.

5/5
Amazing sound
Written by Erma Thompson

How I love this instrument. It is really nice, comes with a case that you can sling over your shoulder than looks and feels good and will last. the flute is solidly made and sounds nice to my ears. The finger holes are unusually spaced for the western player and requires some instruction in fingering and basic playing.