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Latest Activity

LarryS
@larrys • 2 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: I can't play the one in the other thread, but I had a listen to one you posted on Chiff & Fipple, (I think it was), it sounds quite a nice..."
Keith
@keith • 3 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I can't play the one in the other thread, but I had a listen to one you posted on Chiff & Fipple, (I think it was), it sounds quite a nice instrument,..."
LarryS
@larrys • 19 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: Hope you enjoy your NAF, Larry.   Check out my video in the other thread"
Keith
@keith • 19 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I'm awaiting its arrival at the moment, but if it's anything like my TD 'A' with flute head, it'll sound really good. (I'll let you know once I get it in..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 22 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"You sound glad that you wound up with the flute, Keith.  Does it sound lovely and is it easy for you to 'run' ?"
Keith
@keith • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I came across an aluminium 3 piece simple system low D flute on Ebay, & was mulling it over for a couple of days, when I decided to give it a go, so..."
Keith
@keith • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"Yes, I think I like the aluminium whistles the most, there is just something in their tone."
LarryS
@larrys • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Played my Native American flute in a tunnel the other day Native American flute outdoors"
Keith
@keith • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Had a nice afternoon of playing my Howard low D, Shearwater low F, my Thunderbird A, my TD Trad A, & a quick burst on my TD Duo C whistle - then just..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Little improv":
"Strumelia: Larry that's a really pretty little tune!  I like the trills you are doing.  You must name this tune, it has a forest/bird feel to it.  Maybe..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Liked a forum discussions item created by @larrys: Little improv
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Little improv":
"Larry that's a really pretty little tune!  I like the trills you are doing.  You must name this tune, it has a forest/bird feel to it.  Maybe something..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Little improv":
"Little tune I came up with on my D Feadóg   Feadóg improv"
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Really enjoying my low keyed whistles, (& my flutes, when I get the embouchure right ;) ). Becoming a little more fluent, I think - but still the..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"Make that four aluminium whistles, a Chieftain Thunderbird in 'A' has just joined my collection."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"My Chieftain Thunderbird in 'A' has arrived, it's a lovely quality aluminium whistle, but not much louder than my others thankfully. I can't seem to make..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Hope you enjoy your NAF, Larry. Yes, I believe the Chieftain is made of aluminium, it should be a bit louder than my Dixon, I think, I just hope it's not..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Careful Larry, I hear those NAFs are extremely addictive... Keith, is the Cheiftain made from aluminum?"
LarryS
@larrys • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Hoping to get a native American style flute soon..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I know, I know - just couldn't resist - Chieftain mezzo 'A' soon to be mine from Ebay. (Looks like it's hardly been played, from the photos.) Also, I..."
LarryS
@larrys • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: Just snagged a Tony Dixon ABS one piece low D whistle for £23 on Ebay. Very nice"
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Just snagged a Tony Dixon ABS one piece low D whistle for £23 on Ebay."
LarryS
@larrys • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: LarryS: I wanted to try the opposite with my boehm flute-fit a whistle head to it so I can play it and have a fully chromatic whistle! It might..."
Keith
@keith • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Strumelia: Them's pretty bold moves you got there Keith.  I am impressed that you can enjoyably switch between a low F and a high F... It's really quite..."
Keith
@keith • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"LarryS: I wanted to try the opposite with my boehm flute-fit a whistle head to it so I can play it and have a fully chromatic whistle! It might be just..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Them's pretty bold moves you got there Keith.  I am impressed that you can enjoyably switch between a low F and a high F... that broad range is is about as..."
LarryS
@larrys • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: Bought myself a flute head & fitted it to my TD tunable aluminium 'A' whistle - my TD tunable aluminium 'C' whistle is also fitted with the..."
Keith
@keith • 4 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Bought myself a flute head & fitted it to my TD tunable aluminium 'A' whistle - my TD tunable aluminium 'C' whistle is also fitted with the flute head -..."
LarryS
@larrys • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Seeing as I don't get on with my low D I'm selling it. Its going to the states!"
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I've been playing my new plastic whistles a bit more, in fact, I have one behind my chair, where I usually sit, along with one of my chromatic harmonicas -..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"So, what's everyone else been up to?"
Keith
@keith • one month 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 3 months 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 • 3 months 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..."

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The Drifting Thread

Posted: Friday April 26 2019, 3:37 AM
By: @LarryS

What's your favourite...

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

The Positive Thread

Posted: Tuesday April 23 2019, 1:36 PM
By: @LarryS

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

Favorite whistles

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

New Year Resolution

Posted: Thursday January 31 2019, 8:26 AM
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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
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Show Us Your Pets!

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

Happy Solstice!

Posted: Friday December 21 2018, 1:45 PM
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Rethinking pennywhistle.

Posted: Saturday December 8 2018, 4:16 PM
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What tune are you working...

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By: @Keith

What other instruments do...

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Whistle tabs

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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

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By: @Strumelia

Cool way to make a simple...

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By: @Chifmunk

Lesson learned.

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By: @BillD

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