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Latest Activity

Strumelia
@strumelia • 36 minutes ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well said."
Chris
@chris • 55 minutes ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"David Byrne from Talking Heads wrote a book called "How Music Works" In it he talks about how before music was recorded, it was not owned by anybody. The..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 8 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well, I admit I don't spend enough time on my banjos, dulcimers, and pennywhistles as I should.  I have too many interests, and am also not yet retired...."
Keith
@keith • 15 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I can't tell you, I'm afraid - even after having played some tunes over the past three years, (on ukulele, harmonicas, & now whistles) - I can only just..."
Chris
@chris • 17 hours ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"What method do you use to memorize a new tune? My tried and true method for learning tunes on the harmonica and the whistle is as follows 1 listen to the..."
Chris
@chris • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I don't get the brass smell on my fingers either.Doesn't matter how long I play for. I've got a Jerry Freeman tweaked Generation in D and a Killarney..."
Keith
@keith • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I don't have a problem with that, in fact my TD in A has it slightly already, & so far, I don't get an overly strong smell on my fingers, maybe I'm just..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"You'll have to accept the brass whistles' tarnish wear spots around the fingerholes, that comes with playing over time,like here: rogue-whistles I kinda..."
Keith
@keith • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"No, not much if any, they're both brass, just with an electro plated coating. But, I think I prefer the brass look more now, having got my Tony Dixon Trads."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Can you hear any consistent difference between the brass and the nickel?  Or is it hard to tell?"
Keith
@keith • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"...added to my 'collection'..... Brass Generations in Eb, F, & G - to keep my nickel ones company."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Where?  ;)"
Keith
@keith • 4 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
".........Oh, look........another 3 whistles......."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Norman, thanks for telling us this- it does warm the heart.  So wonderful that you played for everyone to honor our country's veterans."
Norman
@norman • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Sunday I was able to do a tribute to my fellow veterans in church.  I played Amazing Grace followed by Taps. It thrilled my heart when a former student of..."
Chris
@chris • 6 days ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on What is your source of learning?:
"I use Three books 1.The Clarke Tin Whistle by Bill Ochs-tunes from Ireland,England,Scotland and Early America comes with a cd..."
Chris
@chris • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"I am learning the Mudgee Waltz in G. The key of G used to do my head in when I first started but I made friends with it by practicing scales. Mudgee is..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"The B part of Mudgee Waltz has a kind of old caliope sound to it. How is "Mudgee" supposed to be pronounced, do you know?"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"@chris , the Mudgee Waltz looks pleasant and fairly playable for amateurs like me.   I found the sheet music for it in the keys of G, C, and D online. I..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"Nice score on getting that book."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"...ended up with 139 videos! Now it's time to get back to my harmonicas, whistles, & flutey things."
Chris
@chris • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"HI All I am currently working on The Foggy Dew, a fairly easy piece but I am slow to learn it as I have a terrible ear and learn from sheet music,which I..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"So far, I've had 109 videos to comment on........& there's still another full day to go!"
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Thanks, glad you managed to get a glimpse of what I've managed over the past 3 years, from being almost musically illiterate.   (I probably wouldn't have..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith I really enjoyed your Amazing Grace on various instruments, on your YT channel.  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Larry that's pretty!"
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"@strumeliaNot sure if you can access the playlist from outside of the forum, as it is 'unlisted' - but if you try these, one might work. Playlist URL -..."
LarryS
@larrys • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"A piece on my baritone ukulele 3 chords and a ukulele"
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"@keith - are any of these clips on youtube or a place where we can have a peek without joining a uke forum?  "
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"LarryS: I have too many instruments and not enough time Me too, but I've decided to see that as insurance against getting bored in my old age.  ;)"
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Today, on my uke forum where I am hosting this week, I had an entry of over 6mins 30secs to listen to, & not only that, but it had a second part of 5min..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"@keith I have too many instruments and not enough time"
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Fair enough.......just thought maybe I could point you in the right direction."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"@keith well...its just I'm not very good at it and its probably not a very good instrument (cost me £5) Plus its more for playing blues and country, and..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Any reason not?"
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"@keith I have a harmonica but I don't play it"
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"....& today, I found out one of my harmonica forums is shutting up shop - good job I've still got another two."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"I think I will get back to practicing a couple of Scottish tunes, Skye Boat Song & Loch Lomond, they should be easy enough, but my fingers & brain..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"@keith Sadly no. There are lots of recorder Facebook groups tho"
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Ah, yes......modern technology has its uses - can't be that many recorder forums about."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"@keith I don't know that much yet, but I did join a German recorder forum. Luckily my phone translates automatically."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Deutsch sint gut, aber es lang seit war. Or something like that.....from about 50 years ago!"
LarryS
@larrys • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I began to learn German, using an app. Es ist fun!"
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"A slightly busy week ahead for me this week, I'm hosting 'Seasons of the Ukulele', likely my last one, as I have so many other things I want to try out yet,..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Todays positive is that I recorded & posted a tune for my uke forum. I'm somewhat out of practice, but it went as well it could."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"There's just something about cats.........."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"As requested, top to bottom, Tony Dixon trad brass in G & A 2x Generation Bb 3x Generation C 4x generation D Generation Eb, F, & G Tony Dixon..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"Yep, those are a G & an A - I'm liking them after having to adjust my embouchure from the long beaks of the others, (my TD ABS high D is quite a nice..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Other useful forums":
"They do seem to have their own kind of humour on C & F, I don't always follow what they are trying to say, it's probably an Irish thing."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on gallery images:
"I can relate...  "

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The Drifting Thread

Posted: Sunday November 18 2018, 7:59 PM
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What tune are you working...

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Native American Flutes anyone?

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Posted: Monday May 21 2018, 9:24 AM
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