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Latest Activity

Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well.......regardless of what my scales are saying, I'm back to wearing 38" jeans again......yippee!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"That's depressing about your weight scale, Keith.  Raspberry pi... i had to look it up.  Sounds like lots of fun to work on!  Maybe the modern version of..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I've been back to my ukes & harmonicas for a bit just lately, but today was all about my Raspberry Pi computers...........you've got to have a change,..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"My sister was at the doctors the other day, & she was weighed by them, when she came back, she declared my scales under weighing by about 14lbs, that is..."
Chifmunk
@chifmunk • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on What is the first ornamentation a beginner should add to their playing?:
"There's one beginner technique that I struggle with but I wouldn't really call it a 'fingering ornament'... it's just about getting in the habit of playing..."
Chifmunk
@chifmunk • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well it's 19 degrees F here this morning.. pretty darn cold.  I certainly won't be playing any whistles outside.  Maybe carve a whistle out of an icicle? "
LarryS
@larrys • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Pouring rain here, bouncing off the road. My daughter will be home from school soon and she will be quite wet!"
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"After some lovely weather recently, it has now turned much colder, & the fingers aren't working as well in the cold!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Created a new Group discussion "What is the first ornamentation a beginner should add to their playing?":
"What would you say the first simple fingering 'ornament' should be that a beginner would do best to add as a start from just plain blowing the notes and..."
Ornamentation & Technique
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Langspil":
"Yes, chromatically fretted. 3 steel strings- two of them open drones, and only the melody string with frets under it.  Thanks, I'm really enjoying it!"
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Langspil":
"Congrats, looks nice - that's got an interesting sound/tone to it, is it chromatic, with drone strings? (Is it steel strings?)"
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"The video I mention was made by Tony Hinnigan, (of Kerry Whistles), he compared the Glenluce 'D' with his Susato 'D', & he felt it compared well with..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Langspil":
"I just got a custom langspil (a traditional Icelandic zither) a couple weeks ago and have been really enjoying playing it.  The biggest struggle is with my..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Do you think they were made for these companies by Susato?Are these new or used whistles that you got? How do they play and sound? And do you have the..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"....arrived today, first impressions, they seem to play well, with a fairly easy second octave.On closer inspection, they do seem to be the same whistle(!),..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
".......found a couple of plastic whistles in 'C' on Ebay the other day.One is a Glenluce, (which got a pretty good recommendation from a suggested video on..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Had a good practice session today, almost got through my 5 regulars without any mishaps, on my low F, my F flute, & followed that with a burst on my low..."
LarryS
@larrys • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Low whistles are airy. Its basically a tube of air with holes in. Still nice sounding, unique"
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Surprised you think it weaker sounding than tenor recorder, my Yamaha was really a soft player, to my ear, but I find my Howard low D has what I call a..."
LarryS
@larrys • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: That ones got a nice tone to it too, & has that sort of haunting/breathy sound that goes well with aires & the like - at least, I think so...."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"That ones got a nice tone to it too, & has that sort of haunting/breathy sound that goes well with aires & the like - at least, I think so."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDqI46zfUV8&list=PL9CRnS8InnK4TaaDA0biS1dfnrAzH7yP9    "
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well I did post the url but I guess the site converts it... Low D improv"
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I'd be up for a listen - but I can't make those links work for me - that's why I try to ensure the actual URL gets posted, when I put a link on here."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Home Recording:
"I usually record with a USB mic, into audacity software.....but I bought a Zoom H1 recorder some time back, & never got around to recording with..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"A bit of improv on my Kerry Optima low D Low D improv"
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?:
"OK...an update.....I now have a very nice collection of low whistles. I have keys of A, G, F, & D - I find them much more pleasant to play than most..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Quietening a whistle.:
"I've since found out that anything that you cover about half of the fipple window with will work too."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Tone wise, I think it's pretty good, it has quite a strong sound, if I get it right, (but I can't really play it yet, I need to find my embouchure on it)...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: OK, here's a first attempt with it. It's got a lovely tone in F, Keith!  Very pleasant to listen to.  :) Here's a challenge for you-  at certain..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Pictures.....top to bottom.....Damian Thompson delrin beginner flute (low D) Howard low D whistle M&E polymer F flute Shearwater low F whistle  "
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"OK, here's a first attempt with it. ZOOM0003 New..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Be good to see and hear it Keith"
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"My new simple system keyless flute in 'F' arrived today - I think I may just be a fan of the key of 'F' - my low 'F' whistle has become my new favourite,..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "F is for fun":
"I obviously used to blow mine too hard, & it was harsh sounding, but now that I'm slightly better at playing my whistles, it doesn't seem so harsh..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"It's actually a wonderful thing to even be able to talk about one's 'favorite' whistles... it not only means you have multiple whistles, but it also means..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "F is for fun":
"Keith, I have Generation high F and a high G. You've inspired me to pull them out again and revisit. Though I like their handy 'pocket size' (more like..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "F is for fun":
"So, it seems no one here does that then. There are a few on C&F that also use a high F to tootle on in an odd moment, so I'm not alone in doing it."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "F is for fun":
"Having acquired a fair few whistles in a short space of time, I have now collected together a very nice selection, from C down to a low D - however I still..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"The low F is much easier to play than the low D, without losing too much at the bottom end sound wise, so I've decided to order a low F flute from M&E..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Very nice!"
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"A nearby town has made it to the news, roads all locked up because of jack knifed lorries on the motorway. We have about 4~5" presently, certainly somewhat..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"We had about 9 inches. (such an appropriate subject for the 'drifting thread' lolol) It's not as bad here in NY as in Chicago, but it's been pretty darn..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"We had a dusting up here. Elsewhere, mainly down south, there has been heavy snowfall."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well, we had some snow overnight, & we are now sitting watching a couple young families with their sledges & throwing snowballs, at least they are..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"Had another go with my flute head on my Dixon Duo, it was much better this time, so it was just my unfamiliarity with it."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Thanks, Martha, I think so too - & they all sound really nice."
Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell • 2 months ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"They sure know how to get comfy."
Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Those are beauties!"
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Here are my 'best' whistles. From the top - Dixon Brass Trad 'A' - Dixon Aluminium tunable 'A' Dixon Brass Trad 'G' - Howard tunable Brass low 'D' -..."

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Beginner Players

Beginner Players


Are you a brand new player? Join this group and ask all...
Ornamentation & Technique

Ornamentation & Technique


Discuss how to add ornamentation and improve your...
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Music Theory for whistlers


A group for music theory discussions related to whistling.
Civil War period playing

Civil War period playing


For discussing playing and repertoire from around the...
Irish Traditional Whistling

Irish Traditional Whistling


If you are an avid fan of the older traditional Irish...
Public Domain...or Not?

Public Domain...or Not?


Ever wanted to record or post that tune, but you just...
English Country and Morris Dance whistlers

English Country and Morris...


A group for whistlers who play the tune repertoire of...
Whistle Care & Tweaking

Whistle Care & Tweaking


Discuss care, tweaking, maintenance, and repair of your...
Help Me Learn this Tune

Help Me Learn this Tune


Need help learning to play a particular tune? Is there a...
Traditional Folk music

Traditional Folk music


All other traditional folk music discussions (for Irish...
Low Whistles

Low Whistles


A group for discussing whistles in lower keys- Bb or...
PopJazzRock whistlers

PopJazzRock whistlers


Do you like to play MODERN non-traditional music on your...
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Penny Whistle History


Discussions about the origin, traditions, and history of...
Home Recording

Home Recording


Share technical tips on recording audio or video clips of...
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Whistle Making


A group for those making whistles or interested in...
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Transposing & Transcribing


A group about composing, transcribing, and transposing...
Call the Tune!

Call the Tune!


"Call the Tune" is a place to post audio and video clips...
Gig & Jam talk!

Gig & Jam talk!


Do you play gigs? Tell us about your good and not-so-good...
Early Music on pennywhistle

Early Music on pennywhistle


For discussing music from earlier times: Ancient,...
Pennywhistlers on the Road

Pennywhistlers on the Road


Are your traveling, on vacation, on your way to a...
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Site Moderators Group


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Collector's Corner


For discussing antique, vintage, or rare penny whistles...

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The Drifting Thread

Posted: Sunday March 17 2019, 9:35 AM
By: @Keith

Langspil

Posted: Friday March 1 2019, 6:06 PM
By: @Strumelia

F is for fun

Posted: Thursday February 7 2019, 10:09 AM
By: @Keith

Favorite whistles

Posted: Thursday February 7 2019, 9:09 AM
By: @Strumelia

New Year Resolution

Posted: Thursday January 31 2019, 8:26 AM
By: @Keith

The Positive Thread

Posted: Wednesday January 30 2019, 7:23 AM
By: @Keith

Two ways to add an image to...

Posted: Saturday January 19 2019, 8:12 AM
By: @Strumelia

What's your favourite...

Posted: Thursday January 17 2019, 8:54 AM
By: @Keith

Native American Flutes anyone?

Posted: Tuesday January 8 2019, 11:11 AM
By: @Norman

Finger Exercises

Posted: Sunday January 6 2019, 4:54 AM
By: @Keith

Tutorial (low D)

Posted: Wednesday December 26 2018, 1:34 PM
By: @Keith

Show Us Your Pets!

Posted: Friday December 21 2018, 3:49 PM
By: @Strumelia

Happy Solstice!

Posted: Friday December 21 2018, 1:45 PM
By: @LarryS

Rethinking pennywhistle.

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

What tune are you working...

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

What other instruments do...

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

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

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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By: @Strumelia

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