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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

Keith
@keith • 23 hours 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 • yesterday • 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 • yesterday • 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 • yesterday • 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 • yesterday • 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 • 2 days 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 week 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 • 2 weeks 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 • 2 weeks 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 • 2 weeks 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 • 2 weeks 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 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDqI46zfUV8&list=PL9CRnS8InnK4TaaDA0biS1dfnrAzH7yP9    "
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"OK, here's a first attempt with it. ZOOM0003 New..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Be good to see and hear it Keith"
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 • 3 weeks 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 • 3 weeks 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 • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Very nice!"
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks 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 • 3 weeks 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 • 3 weeks 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 • 3 weeks 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 • 3 weeks 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 • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Thanks, Martha, I think so too - & they all sound really nice."
Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell • 3 weeks ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"They sure know how to get comfy."
Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Those are beauties!"
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks 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' -..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Well, so far this year, I have been playing my instruments more than last year, & also enjoying the practicing more too - perhaps because I'm getting..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I wonder how long it will take me to learn another tune to be able to play it from memory........   With practice - I'm sure you'll work out the best way..."
LarryS
@larrys • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I just can't get to grips with the low D. Its the botton hole. How people plays these fast is beyond me."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Help Me Learn this Tune:
"From what I read, you just have to keep playing it only as fast as you can breathe comfortably.  Maybe next month you can play it a fraction faster and keep..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Keith that's great!  It all starts with just one tune.  "
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Played a tune from memory today...... (on all my new whistles, tremolo harmonica, & my keyless flute) .......& it's only taken me 3 years to learn..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"My Shearwater low 'F' just turned up this morning, (nice whistle).So my main whistles are now my Tony Dixon aluminium Duo in 'C' - my  Tony Dixon aluminium..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"Yippee! My (made to order) Shearwater low 'F' just arrived....... so after checking it over, & warming it up..... I gave it a blow....... It's..."
Chris
@chris • 4 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Help Me Learn this Tune:
"The Kesh Jig help I am learning The Kesh Jig. I can play it slowly with no trouble but when I speed up there is no space to breathe. Has anyone else had..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Two ways to add an image to your discussion post":
"Testing embedding an image into a post here:"

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Langspil

Posted: Wednesday February 20 2019, 2:42 PM
By: @Keith

The Drifting Thread

Posted: Wednesday February 20 2019, 2:29 PM
By: @Keith

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

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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
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