The Hulusi is a traditional chinese wind-instrument. On the top is a gourd for the mouthpiece, inside are three pipes, one for melody, two for bordun.


The Hu-Lu-Si is not a double reed instrument but produces the sound with simple reeds from metal.
A gourd is used for the mouthpiece to blow three pipes together. One pipe has fingering holes for playing melodies, the other two on the sides playing as a bordun.

So the sound remember to a bagpipe.
Although the metal tongues make a soft vibrating sound, similar like a mouth-organ.

Simple Hulusi have often only one bordun, and the third pipe is just a fake. This Hulusi, we offer, has two bordun. They are tuned in quint.

To play the Hulusi is easy, you don't need a special technic, you just blow in. You can open or close the bordun, but how much borduns are open it need more air to play..Chinese wind-instruments are signed for the tonalitiy at the third hole. This means an instrument chinese F, sounds in C, the deepest note of the melodypipe is C. The large bordun than is tuned in D, like the second note of the melody-pipe. The small bordun than sounds in A, a quint higher than D. You can play a none at the melodypipe ( deep C to high D).

The Hulusi is availabel in differnt tunes and qualities:

high sound:

  • chinese D - deepest note F, bordun E and B

deep sound:

  • chinese G - deepest note D, bordun E and B
  • chinese F - deepest note C, bordun D and A

Every Hulusi has a luck-knot and a hardcase.

Fingering charts:

sound scale

sound with deep bordun

sound with 2 bordun

sound deep tonality with 2 bordun

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New calender 2017

At on tour you can see all the festivals and events, where we will be this year with our instruments.

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