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LarryS
@larrys
10/21/19 05:36:16AM
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What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

I gave up with my flute. So hard to get a good embouchure then I discover the bottom pads don't close fully so I would never be able to get the lowest notes. It just seems pointless, a losing battle
LarryS
@larrys
09/13/19 08:36:23AM
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Keith:

I've gone & done it again, an MK Kelpie low 'F' came up for sale, it will be added to my ever growing collection of better quality whistles.

So now I think I need to thin out the collection, the question is, should I try selling the Gens/Faedog/Waltons, or just find a charity to give them to.

I think I favour giving them to those who may not have the resources to buy them for themselves, or where they could be used by multiple students to learn on. (Will have to see if I can find such.)

Low F eh...
LarryS
@larrys
07/15/19 09:52:02AM
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What other instruments do you like to play?


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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
LarryS
@larrys
07/15/19 07:18:32AM
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What other instruments do you like to play?


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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
LarryS
@larrys
06/24/19 10:58:40AM
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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, when I enter one of my little ditties. party


Oh I've not seen it, I don't go there often and haven't played my uke in ages
LarryS
@larrys
06/24/19 08:32:06AM
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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?
LarryS
@larrys
06/23/19 06:38:18PM
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Keith:

I won!

£26 & it was mine. flute


Yay! Enjoy
LarryS
@larrys
06/18/19 10:50:22AM
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What other instruments do you like to play?


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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). thumbsup


I already have a glass slide, but I was bought a brass slide for Father's Day. They say that brass is better for acoustic, and glass is better for electric.
LarryS
@larrys
06/18/19 09:43:42AM
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What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

I'm currently enjoying playing with slide guitar in open G tuning.

 

play Bit of slide

LarryS
@larrys
05/21/19 04:03:00PM
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Keith:

Ha, ha, my acacia KoAloha Opio long neck concert will suffice, along with my Ohana mahogany long neck concert, thank you. smiler


Even thats way out of my league
LarryS
@larrys
05/20/19 04:09:54AM
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Keith:

One given away, one to go shortly, keeping the rest for now (computers/laptops). I bought myself a couple of new ones when I moved, & then a couple of portable/backups, (you know how it goes.)

I bought one expensive, (to me), uke, when I found the right size. They are cheap in comparison to guitars/banjos/etc.

Then, I have my harmonicas......& whistles/flutes......

Check out Moore Bettah ukuleles...🤑
LarryS
@larrys
04/26/19 02:36:20PM
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Keith:

Now you're just being plain cruel to her......worried


Lol, teenagers...
LarryS
@larrys
04/26/19 10:48:29AM
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Keith:

Oh, the poor girl, how to traumatise your daughter.....nahnah

It gets worse for her. I later played my soprano recorder in a medieval castle. She sat outside with her head in her hands...

 

play Playing recorder in Richmond Castle

LarryS
@larrys
04/26/19 10:28:44AM
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Keith:

Yeah, that's a nice tone, under a bridge adds some nice reverb.

My daughter was with me. She sat on a rock embarrassed.
LarryS
@larrys
04/26/19 03:37:34AM
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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 instrument, but I missed the haunting kind of sound that I know they are capable of - enjoy.

Try this

play Native American flute outdoors


updated by @larrys: 04/26/19 03:39:16AM
LarryS
@larrys
04/25/19 10:44:34AM
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Keith:

Hope you enjoy your NAF, Larry. flute

 

Check out my video in the other thread
updated by @larrys: 04/25/19 10:45:05AM
LarryS
@larrys
04/23/19 01:36:45PM
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Played my Native American flute in a tunnel the other day

play Native American flute outdoors
LarryS
@larrys
04/10/19 12:38:44PM
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Little improv


General penny whistle or music discussions

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 something lalong the lines of "Thrush in the Brambles" ...?

I find that improvising in the minor (in this Em on a D whistle) seems to flow more naturally than improvising in the major scale.

 

Thanks. Song Thrush, hmm
LarryS
@larrys
04/10/19 09:47:41AM
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Little improv


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Little tune I came up with on my D Feadóg

 

play Feadóg improv


updated by @larrys: 10/01/19 12:30:30PM
LarryS
@larrys
04/08/19 09:27:06AM
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Hoping to get a native American style flute soon...
LarryS
@larrys
04/02/19 06:12:18PM
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Keith:

Just snagged a Tony Dixon ABS one piece low D whistle for £23 on Ebay. flute


Very nice
LarryS
@larrys
03/29/19 12:39:47PM
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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 be just possible, my TD alto whistle head 'just about' fits over the head of my Gemeinhardt, but you'd need a short length of tube between the two tubes, so that the fipple was in the right area, with about half an inch showing.

Might it be worth £15 for a head to try(?), I don't know, but I don't need to, as I shall be having another go on it & my piccolo once my embouchure is more stable.

Oh I pretty much gave up on flute embouchure. Just too hard
LarryS
@larrys
03/29/19 08:47:53AM
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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 flute head - so both my tunable whistles are temporarily now flutes.happydance

My main whistles still remain my low 'F', low 'D', alto 'A', & alto 'G' - with my 'C's & my high 'F' as grab up whistles. flute

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!


updated by @larrys: 03/29/19 08:48:18AM
LarryS
@larrys
03/26/19 07:37:58PM
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Seeing as I don't get on with my low D I'm selling it. Its going to the states!
LarryS
@larrys
03/06/19 10:07:54AM
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Pouring rain here, bouncing off the road. My daughter will be home from school soon and she will be quite wet!
LarryS
@larrys
02/09/19 07:08:38AM
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Low whistles are airy. Its basically a tube of air with holes in. Still nice sounding, unique
LarryS
@larrys
02/09/19 05:52:41AM
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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.

I actually find it a bit too breathy,weak sounding compared to tenor recorder
LarryS
@larrys
02/08/19 03:10:24PM
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Try this: 

play Low D improv

 

 


updated by @larrys: 02/08/19 06:40:42PM
LarryS
@larrys
02/08/19 03:06:01PM
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Well I did post the url but I guess the site converts it...

play Low D improv
LarryS
@larrys
02/08/19 02:29:05PM
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A bit of improv on my Kerry Optima low D

play Low D improv
LarryS
@larrys
02/08/19 07:21:40AM
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Be good to see and hear it Keith
LarryS
@larrys
02/01/19 04:47:22AM
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We had a dusting up here. Elsewhere, mainly down south, there has been heavy snowfall.
LarryS
@larrys
01/28/19 11:32:44AM
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I just can't get to grips with the low D. Its the botton hole. How people plays these fast is beyond me.
LarryS
@larrys
01/11/19 02:47:48PM
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Thanks Keith. I have a few resources I can use
LarryS
@larrys
01/11/19 01:40:51PM
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I'm currently trying to teach myself flute. Its not easy!
LarryS
@larrys
01/04/19 08:22:04AM
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Hmm Edelveiss,I must try that on mine...
LarryS
@larrys
01/03/19 02:52:08PM
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Thanks. It sounds fab, when played properly
LarryS
@larrys
01/03/19 10:50:23AM
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The low D has arrived. Not had chance to play it yet but its oh so shiny, and the Piper's grip takes some getting used to.
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