4 exotic sisters of our Feadog Whistle
by Joao Ferreira
Browsing through the internet I found out 4 very different whistles and flutes. They are sisters of our Feadog Whistles and they come from very different places and cultures. It is interesting how our instrument can be played in so many different ways and in several styles.
So, in this article, among so many options I selected the most curious ones. I have to admit that I considered how funny these instruments are. So they follow:
1- The Serbian Frula
The Frula is a musical instrument which resembles a medium sized flute. Traditionally played in Serbia. The Frula is a traditional instrument of shepherds, who would play while tending their flocks. Actually, there are many musical instruments around the world for the same purpose.
2- The indian Bansuri
The indian Bansuri is a side flute originating from the Indian subcontinent. It is a bamboo aerophone. You will listen them in a Hindustani classical music.
The Shakuhachi is a Japanese and Chinese longitudinal, end-blown bamboo-flute. The monks of the Fuke sect of Zen Buddhism play this instrument in the practice of suizen.
4- The Peruvian Quena
The Quena is the traditional flute of the Andes. Traditionally made of cane or wood, it has 6 finger holes and one thumb hole, and is open on both ends or the bottom is half-closed (choked).
I believe after these 4 exotic whistles, flutes and instruments, you will be inspired to learn how to play our Feadog Whistles better and better. So browse our website and look for the one that suits you. If you are already a player becomes our fan visiting our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to be aware of tips and further information.