Our Workshop

In the 70th it start with the making of ocarina, inbetween we not only make ocarina but also Chalumeau or boneflutes. We make different kinds of drums, large Davul, small soldier drums and shamane drums

The making of ocarina

The making of ocarina

Since the 70th we make ocarina from white clay.

The making of drums

The making of drums

soldierdrums, Davul and frame drums

making of bone flutes

making of bone flutes

flutes like a recorder made from different kinds of bones

 

We manufacture various instruments in our workshop. There are for example the clay flutes called ocarina. The small white clay flutes have been made here for over 40 years. The chalumeau made from turning wood or bone flute are carved. We build drums in different designs: large davul, smaller marching drums and shaman's drums.

 

music instruments from all over the world

Over the years we have added some unusual and less well-known musical instruments to our range ...

chinese wind instruments

chinese wind instruments

Dizi, Xiao, Bawu, Hulusi

string instruments

string instruments

Psaltery, Dulcimer, Mandoline, Mandola

spiritual instruments

spiritual instruments

Shamane drums, jew harps, native indian flutes, singing bowls

There are many different musical instruments to discover around the world. The variety of sounds on wind instruments is always fascinating. A Chinese traverse flute, the dizi, sounds very different from an Irish traverse flute, an ocarina sounds different from a usual recorder, and a native indian flute sounds different from the Irish tin whistle. But also with drums and string instruments there are many variants and tonal differences as at the percussion instruments. The bright sound of the cymbal, the deep sound of a drum, rattles in different variations, or even just the sound frogs with their frog concert.

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nose flute

An extraordinary flute, traditional from Indonesia.
You don't blow this flute with the mouth but with the nose.
Even you play the notes not with fingers, but by changing the opening of the mouth like at the jew-harp.

These nose-flutes are made from pine-wood and finished with linseed.

How to play:
You keep the nose-flute in front of your face, that the round hole is under your nose and the half-moon hole in front of your mouth.
The nose blows in to the hole and the mouth is opened on the half-moon hole.
With changing of the opening of the mouth you can play different notes.

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soldier drum

We build our drums solely from natural solid woods and cow or goat skins.
Single pieces of wood are glued together to form a round body, which is then covered on each end with skin.
The skin, either freshly raw or dried and re-soaked, is stretched between an iron ring and a wooden ring. The skins, one on each end of the drum body, are then stretched towards one another and thonged togehter. The tension can be adjusted either by mears of small leather straps or wooden pegs.

If you want to see more details look to our workshop.

The wooden drums produce a warm, soft tone. The thickness of the drum skins determines the sound, which can vary from a sharp infiltrating tone to a deeply vibrating one.
Each drum comes complete with 2 hand-turned drumsticks. Some drums can be played by hand.
We recommend that you use linseedoil to take care of your drum. The drum skins can be kept soft and supple by rubbing them with talcum powder from time to time.

standard range

Larch body, 30cm dm, 42cm high
Larch body, 35 cm dm, 48 cm high

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Appalachian Dulcimer

The Apalachian Dulcimer developed in North America from the European Scheitholt or the North German Hummel and is used in folk music there.

The Appalachian Dulcimer has 4 strings. The two high strings are tuned the same, the others in a fifth to the root note.

A common mood is d - a - d '- d'

The frets are set diatonic.

Like a zither lying on the table or on the player's lap, the strings can be plucked or struck. At the neck you either grab a single string or all three at the same time with your finger or a bamboo stick. The effect of playing with a bottleneck is particularly typical, so that you can quickly slide over the strings between the frets. The fifth tuning enables open play with drone notes or chords.

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