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.
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.
At this Kalimba the resonsance-box is made from a coconut.
with 7 metal tongues, not tuned
Dizi is a traditional chinese travers flute.
This flute has a special: between the mouth hole and the finger holes is a hole, which is closed with a ricepaper.
This paper starts to vibrate while playing and changes the sound to a vibrating timbre.
The fingering is like typical six-hole flutes, playable about two octaves.
We offer this flute in differents tonalities.
In china the declaration of tonality is different to europe. They don't sign the deepest note, but the note at the third hole from the bottom. That means a flute in chinese F is C-major (deepest note C).
So we have the tonalities:
chineses G / D
chinese F / C
chinese D / A
chinese C / G