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Latest Activity

Keith
@keith • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Good for you. I had been back to my harmonicas, prior to my afternoon of 'pipe' blowing - got to keep everything working - it will be the ukes next."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I actually tuned up my gourd banjo this past week and played a little on it.  I had forgotten how nice its tone is. "
Keith
@keith • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Had a nice little practice this afternoon for a couple of hours. That 'new to me' low 'G' TD ABS, my pre used TD aluminium tunable high 'D', my pre used..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Other useful forums":
"Came across this website, really useful, lots of mainly old folk tunes.  http://folkopedia.efdss.org/wiki/Music"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: Most of my original collection only get played occasionally now that I have better ones - but they do seem to play better now than when I first got..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I know - but they are so much cheaper than harmonicas & ukes..... Yes, I am getting a nice collection together now, with some really nice ones. Most..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith you are so out of control.  You must have a real nice collection at this point! "
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Just came across a low G Tony Dixon ABS tuneable on Ebay - I'd have preferred an F, but what the heck, at £22.90......."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"Scarborough Fair & Greensleeves are my harmonica forum challenge this month, so I think I'll try to get Greensleeves onto my list, I know it's a bit..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I had a count up of all my whistles, flutes, piccolos, & fifes this morning...........   ........suffice it to say that I have enough, but I think I..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"I think I've come to the conclusion that the thicker walled whistles give the best tone.My standard 'beginner' whistles, (Generations/Walton/Feadog), are..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"TD Trad brass high D piccolo arrived this morning, it plays well, & isn't at all shrill sounding, in fact, it has quite a nice tone. Playing simple..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on At what key is a whistle considered "LOW"?:
"Not that I know of....... I can only just squeeze my fingers onto a high 'G'........ a high 'F' is reasonable though."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Updated a Group discussion "":
"Add info about your low whistles here, so as we can see who has what.   I'll start with my present collection..... Tony Dixon Trad brass in 'A'..."
Low Whistles
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Updated a Group discussion "":
"Add info about your low whistles here, so as we can see who has what.   I'll start with my present collection..... Tony Dixon Trad brass in 'A'..."
Low Whistles
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "What are your low whistles?":
"Add info about your low whistles here, so as we can see who has what.   I'll start with my present collection..... Tony Dixon Trad brass in 'A'..."
Low Whistles
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I'm impressed by folks who can play whistles, flutes, piccolos, and recorders!   They are similar enough so as to make it confusing to switch around, I..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on What's a favorite medieval tune you play on the whistle?:
"I have a few oldies that I like to play. Scarborough Fair Greensleeves, (only managed that on a recorder, not on a whistle, yet) House of the Rising..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?:
"I think my Bb whistle are the ones I most often reach for.  But I think if I didn't have little lady hands, it might be the A's that were my favorites.  As..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on At what key is a whistle considered "LOW"?:
"Are there commercial penny whistles in keys higher than high G?  {{shudder}}"
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on At what key is a whistle considered "LOW"?:
"I've since found out that the dividing line is 'G', this is because there is a high 'G', so they call an octave below it a low 'G' whistle."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?:
"OK, a further update. Of all my whistles, my 'A' whistles see the most action, followed by my low 'F'. Whilst I tend to play my low 'D' flutes more than..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I still like to try new things out - if at the right price. An opportunity to buy/try a Susato Eb at a reasonable price (£19) has come up , it has been..."
LarryS
@larrys • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Keith: Good for you, Larry, I hope it works out OK, I used to like mine, it was just a bit too quiet for me. It is a bit quiet, but I'm ok with that"
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Good for you, Larry, I hope it works out OK, I used to like mine, it was just a bit too quiet for me."
LarryS
@larrys • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Got myself a tenor recorder today. I had one before but didn't get on with it. I intend to stick with it this time"
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Decided to try out a (cheap) bamboo Chinese Dizi - it arrived with some 'membrane' in a packet, no idea what it was meant for, but there seemed to be one..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Just noticed - I'm not hosting until the 7th July. (At least that gives me a week to dust off the cobwebs.) My high D aluminium TD arrived, it's an older..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: Yep, that's the place - Seasons of the Ukulele challenge. Everyone else is better than me, & I seldom 'sing', but I still have fun sometimes,..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Yep, that's the place - Seasons of the Ukulele challenge. Everyone else is better than me, & I seldom 'sing', but I still have fun sometimes, when I..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: I'll be hosting my uke forum challenge again next week, so I'd better get a bit of practice in this week. Uke forum? Do you mean Ukulele underground?"
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I'll be hosting my uke forum challenge again next week, so I'd better get a bit of practice in this week."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"I have been having a good time with my M&E 'F' flute this past 2 days, seemed to get the embouchure just right, on some easy tunes. (Have also been..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Cheers, Larry - my high C has a good tone, so this one should have too."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: I won! £26 & it was mine. Yay! Enjoy"
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I won! £26 & it was mine."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Yeah, I know I shouldn't have, but I looked on Ebay......... & there was a pre used Tony Dixon tunable high D in aluminium....... just sitting there..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"I have a feeling that may be due to the prevalence of wound strings on guitars, my ukes have fluorocarbon strings in the main - but I will also be trying it..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Keith: Funnily enough, I've just bought a glass slide for my ukes, I'd been been meaning to get one for ages, (about a year actually). I already have a..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Funnily enough, I've just bought a glass slide for my ukes, I'd been been meaning to get one for ages, (about a year actually)."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"I'm currently enjoying playing with slide guitar in open G tuning.   Bit of slide"
Keith
@keith • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"Thought I'd try multi tracking a tune using 3 different whistles.   Shall We Gather at the River using 3 different whistles"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Thanks Keith!The whole reason I can't update my older computer to win 10 is not because it's not capable (it is), but because several of the specialized..."

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The Drifting Thread

Posted: Wednesday August 21 2019, 4:32 AM
By: @Keith

Other useful forums

Posted: Monday August 5 2019, 10:26 AM
By: @Keith

What tune are you working...

Posted: Saturday July 20 2019, 8:23 AM
By: @Keith

Favorite whistles

Posted: Saturday July 20 2019, 8:11 AM
By: @Keith

The Positive Thread

Posted: Saturday July 20 2019, 7:53 AM
By: @Keith

What other instruments do...

Posted: Monday July 15 2019, 9:52 AM
By: @LarryS

How to clean your whistle

Posted: Wednesday May 8 2019, 1:33 PM
By: @Keith

What's your favourite...

Posted: Tuesday April 23 2019, 1:50 PM
By: @Keith

Little improv

Posted: Wednesday April 10 2019, 12:38 PM
By: @LarryS

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

New Year Resolution

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

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

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

How to add an audio or...

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

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.

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By: @BillD

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