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   So don't be shy- you've come to exactly the right place to receive or give friendly free help and encouragement in playing music. Here on the Pennywhistleclub we all learn from each other, as friends. Join our 'block party'! -Strumelia

Latest Activity

Norman
@norman • 21 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"We just got back after a four hour drive to attend Cherish the Ladies' Christmas concert in Tulsa. Joanne Madden's whistle playing was beyond beautiful. It..."
Keith
@keith • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Todays 'positive' - was me getting through about 8 tunes without too many mistakes - must do it more often.  "
Chris
@chris • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Cheating????? No just using the advantages built into the instruments tuning"
Keith
@keith • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"........& there was me thinking I might be 'cheating'........ (Because I have most of my other instruments in the key of C, & most of my..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Yes I do like Norman as well.  I treat the bell note (lowest note on the whistle) as a D despite what key the whistle actually is.  That way, when I read a..."
Norman
@norman • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Hi Keith. I think most of us do the same thing, but because D is the whistle most people start with, we treat D as the bell note of our whistle regardless of..."
Keith
@keith • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I can see I'm confusing you all........ What I mean is that I will be playing in the key of C, mentally, but the tune will be played in the key of the..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I'm a bit confused by that as well. So you're referring to when reading standard notation, then?  Keith does that mean you never use for example the C# note..."
Norman
@norman • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"And a lot easier to take out caroling than a piano."
Keith
@keith • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Hi, Chris, by that, I just mean playing each & everyone of my whistles as if it were in the key of C - obviously they will actually play the tune in the..."
Chris
@chris • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Hi Keith Could you expand on what you mean by "C fingering style"? I'm a bit confused. Thanks"
Chifmunk
@chifmunk • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"Collecting whistles is way cheaper than collecting guitars or violins.  !"
Chifmunk
@chifmunk • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rethinking pennywhistle.":
"That's a cool video, and towards the end she demonstrates how to do some really 'edgy' sound effects not associated with Irish music.  Thanks!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"I like various ones but my current favorite material would have to be black polymer (ABS I guess they also call it).  It has a mellowness that reminds me of..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"I can relate. After you have the first three of any type of instrument, my criteria then becomes:  if you spend more time reading about or shopping for..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Ornamentation & Technique:
"Yes, I enjoyed that video too!   :) Tin Whistle - Finger Techniques and Effects"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"I think here in the US that Jerry Freeman-tweaked whistles (his own Blackbirds, and Generations) are pretty affordable ($35-55 or so now?) and are tested by..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?:
"I have a couple of low G whistles, and I do find them hard to play due to the reach, even with using piper's grip. However I can manage it, with some..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Saro - penny whistle:
"Thank you!  "
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Nicaea hymn tune on pennywhistle:
"Again, nice tone - I'm beginning to like an 'A' whistle, after having tried quite a few different keyed whistles."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb:
"Nice tone - not one I know."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Saro - penny whistle:
"Don't know the tune, but that whistle has a nice tone - good playing for a couple of months, too."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "Quietening a whistle.":
"On another forum, there was a discussion about making whistles quieter for practicing at home, I tried out a couple of them, but only one seemed to work,..."
Whistle Care & Tweaking
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on PopJazzRock whistlers:
"I guess I should be in this group, I like tunes from the 20th Century. Pop, rock, ballads, aires, country, blues, etc - I have a somewhat eclectic taste..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"Starter whistles usually cost under £10, nearer to £5, over here in the UK. Generation & Clarkes are easiest to be found, but there are also Feadog..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on What is your source of learning?:
"I generally play tunes that I know, so I look for the notation, then convert it to my shorthand version, & use that to play from. I have a basic..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on what's a good tune to start out on as a Beginner?:
"Any of the 'childrens' songs should be good to get you started - then when you have found your way around your whistle, pick a fairly simple tune that you..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Ornamentation & Technique:
"I found a video online that discusses/shows some techniques, the link is in the main forum under playing techniqes. It shows rolls, cuts, slides, etc."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?:
"The lowest whistle I own is an alto G, (the highest is a soprano G), I also have an A, & have a collection of Generations in both brass & nickel,..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on At what key is a whistle considered "LOW"?:
"Not sure if you are still around, but I think the crossover point is the Bb, some call it mezzo, others call it alto - I'm with them who call it alto.  "
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rethinking pennywhistle.":
"I just came across this video on some techniques, it may be of interest to the rest of you. Quote:..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"I've decided to concentrate my efforts on a number of tunes that I like to play, or want to be able to play, going forward. Presently, as it's nearly Xmas..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"Being a newbie, I'm still searching for my favourite, but presently, it's brass. I have brass & nickel Generations, a brass Feadog, an aluminium..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "New Year Resolution":
"So, having purchased a number of whistles recently, I was thinking that, maybe, I should make a resolution not to purchase any more..........."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I have a number of Fake Books whose tunes are generally in the key of C.So I have decided to play all my whistles in the C fingering style, (should only..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"There appears to be some whistle tab here -..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"Oh, and here's a handy page of Christmas whistle tabs:https://www.8notes.com/tin_whistle/christmas/"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"Ok, so I discovered that one of my favorite Christmas carols is actually not too hard to play on the whistle... yay! Was working on it last night a little...."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I just noticed that my regular music instrument supplier had a Tony Dixon tunable aluminium whistle in 'A' - so my Xmas present will be on its way to me..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Good one Keith.  "
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Wow! I was first to post a tune for the December Challenge on one of my harmonica forums - wasn't it lucky that I had been practicing Jingle Bells just..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"That's like me. Technically I play 13 instruments. But none of them really well"
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"I totally agree, my music making is just for my own enjoyment, & I can get a tune out of most of my instruments, but, of course, some better than..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Here's something I wrote about never being 'good enough' back in 2009.  It's on my dulcimer blog but it applies to playing any instrument I..."
Mack
@mack • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"If proficiency were the only goal that might work somewhat but you would never get “good enough” Play for joy what you like."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Yes I was learning classical guitar but it was just too much, so now I am concentrating mainly on piano"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"There's no way I could concentrate only on one type of instrument for months at a time. It's not in my genetic makeup! More accurately, it would take some of..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"On one of my other forums, I've been told I should concentrate on just one instrument - until I'm proficient - not sure that I can do that, but my..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I'm thinking it may be an old one, maybe of original manufacture, as it is a bit beaten up looking, & may have been repaired down the seam at some time...."
Chris
@chris • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I've never seen a whistle where the fipple slides into the barrel of the whistle before (not that I've seen a lot of whistles)"

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The Positive Thread

Posted: Saturday December 15 2018, 9:45 AM
By: @Norman

New Year Resolution

Posted: Monday December 10 2018, 9:15 AM
By: @Norman

Rethinking pennywhistle.

Posted: Saturday December 8 2018, 4:16 PM
By: @Chifmunk

What's your favourite...

Posted: Saturday December 8 2018, 4:14 PM
By: @Strumelia

What tune are you working...

Posted: Saturday December 8 2018, 5:46 AM
By: @Keith

The Drifting Thread

Posted: Wednesday December 5 2018, 10:44 AM
By: @Keith

What other instruments do...

Posted: Friday November 30 2018, 1:51 PM
By: @LarryS

Two ways to add an image to...

Posted: Wednesday November 21 2018, 12:50 PM
By: @Strumelia

How to add an audio or...

Posted: Wednesday November 21 2018, 12:23 PM
By: @Strumelia

Other useful forums

Posted: Saturday November 3 2018, 3:06 PM
By: @Keith

Whistle tabs

Posted: Saturday November 3 2018, 5:48 AM
By: @Keith

Hello to my new whistling...

Posted: Friday November 2 2018, 2:30 PM
By: @Keith

Native American Flutes anyone?

Posted: Friday November 2 2018, 11:31 AM
By: @Keith

Favorite whistles

Posted: Friday November 2 2018, 5:49 AM
By: @Keith

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Thursday September 13 2018, 9:19 PM
By: @Strumelia

Thanks for adding me

Posted: Sunday September 2 2018, 8:17 PM
By: @Papasims

Where to add my photos?

Posted: Monday May 21 2018, 9:24 AM
By: @Strumelia

Little piece on my C whistle

Posted: Friday May 18 2018, 12:50 PM
By: @LarryS

Made a whistle pouch

Posted: Thursday May 17 2018, 7:47 PM
By: @LarryS

Susato Kildare

Posted: Monday July 3 2017, 10:09 AM
By: @Strumelia

Cool way to make a simple...

Posted: Sunday June 11 2017, 7:29 PM
By: @Chifmunk

Lesson learned.

Posted: Monday March 20 2017, 4:03 PM
By: @BillD

Using mountain dulcimer tab...

Posted: Saturday March 4 2017, 2:58 PM
By: @BillD

Brother Steve Whistle site

Posted: Saturday March 4 2017, 2:40 PM
By: @Strumelia

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Posted: Thursday February 16 2017, 2:20 PM
By: @Strumelia

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By: @Strumelia

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Posted: Tuesday December 27 2016, 12:03 PM
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By: @Strumelia

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