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LarryS
@larrys
12/30/21 07:08:45PM
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Your favorite Whistle?


General penny whistle or music discussions

Michael W6:

England? Hey!  I have heard of this place!

Very wet and mild at the moment. Gonna have the warmest new year's on record

LarryS
@larrys
12/27/21 07:16:04PM
43 posts

Your favorite Whistle?


General penny whistle or music discussions

Michael W6:

@Larry - I have had very good experiences with online whistle purchases.   I recommend: Becker, US, Goldfinch, Poland, Humphrey, US, Takahe, NZ and if you want to go high end, Bruke or Reyburn, US.  Of these Becker is the most affordable at about $15.  Handcrafted PVC and very pleasing to play.  James Becker, the craftsman, obviously makes whistles for the love of his craft, not as a business enterprise. 

Ah I'm in England, so its sites like JustFlutes, Eagle Music and Amazon that I look to

LarryS
@larrys
12/27/21 03:53:17PM
43 posts

What tune are you working on this week?


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Ok I just picked up my Feadóg after some time away from it, and looked through the little James Galway book I've been working through, and the next piece to try is The Foggy Dew. I found it really hard, partly because I'd forgotten my fingerings, and also it spends a lot of time in the second octave. Oh my ears!


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LarryS
@larrys
12/27/21 03:44:21PM
43 posts

Your favorite Whistle?


General penny whistle or music discussions

@Strumelia that's true, but its much easier to be able to just pick up a whistle in a shop rather than having to deal with delivery and all its pitfalls. Plus you can have a good look while you're there. 


updated by @larrys: 12/27/21 03:44:48PM
LarryS
@larrys
12/27/21 02:09:27PM
43 posts

Your favorite Whistle?


General penny whistle or music discussions

I only have 2 whistles, a Feadóg D and a Generation C. Not sure but I think I prefer the Feadóg, but I tried to tweak it a little as it has an overtone that I'm not too keen on. Not sure how successful I was. I want to try more whistles to be honest, but there's no music shops near me

LarryS
@larrys
12/27/21 02:03:00PM
43 posts

Anyone have a Clarke original?


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I'm quite taken with these whistles with the wooden block, and I  was thinking of getting one out of curiosity. Anyone play one?

LarryS
@larrys
12/27/21 01:57:32PM
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The Positive Thread


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Wishing everyone all the best for 2022

LarryS
@larrys
11/03/20 06:57:34PM
43 posts

Concerning Hobbits


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Music from Lord of the Rings on my D Feadóg

play Concerning Hobbits

LarryS
@larrys
11/02/20 05:28:38AM
43 posts

The Positive Thread


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I'd like to try an irish flute but I lack funds at the moment. I had an orchestral flute that I was given but after 2 years I gave up the battle and I donated it to a charity shop.
LarryS
@larrys
11/02/20 05:10:08AM
43 posts

Getting back on the horse


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Strumelia:

This happens to me a lot too. Moving through phases of enjoying different types of instruments that I have at home. I think certain people are just more naturally prone to doing this. Variety can keep us motivated, that's how i see it.  hi5


That is a sweet little simple tune with a bit of added interest in the second part. Thanks for sharing it with us!


Thanks strum
LarryS
@larrys
11/02/20 05:08:34AM
43 posts

The Drifting Thread


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Getting back on the horse as it were, enjoying whistling again.
LarryS
@larrys
10/25/20 05:39:56PM
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Getting back on the horse


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Strange how things come around... I all but gave up on whistle, preferring the recorder. But I picked up my whistles again and found myself wanting to play more traditional tunes.

Here's one from my recorder book. It's a lovely little tune called Flowers of the Forest, played on my D Feadóg.

Flowers of the Forest

LarryS
@larrys
03/04/20 07:15:32AM
43 posts

Made a whistle pouch


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@bookman46 Looks good!
Sadly I don't play whistle anymore and will probably be donating my two whistles to a charity shop
LarryS
@larrys
10/21/19 05:36:16AM
43 posts

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
43 posts

The Drifting Thread


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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?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

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
43 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

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
06/18/19 10:50:22AM
43 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

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
43 posts

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
04/23/19 01:36:45PM
43 posts

The Positive Thread


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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
43 posts

Little improv


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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
43 posts

Little improv


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Little tune I came up with on my D Feadóg

 

play Feadóg improv


updated by @larrys: 01/30/20 01:32:23PM
LarryS
@larrys
01/28/19 11:32:44AM
43 posts

The Positive Thread


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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
01/04/19 08:22:04AM
43 posts

The Positive Thread


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Hmm Edelveiss,I must try that on mine...
LarryS
@larrys
11/30/18 01:51:21PM
43 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

That's like me. Technically I play 13 instruments. But none of them really well
LarryS
@larrys
11/30/18 12:00:13PM
43 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Yes I was learning classical guitar but it was just too much, so now I am concentrating mainly on piano
LarryS
@larrys
11/05/18 03:54:37AM
43 posts

The Positive Thread


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@keith
Sadly no. There are lots of recorder Facebook groups tho
LarryS
@larrys
11/04/18 01:58:21PM
43 posts

The Positive Thread


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@keith I don't know that much yet, but I did join a German recorder forum. Luckily my phone translates automatically.
LarryS
@larrys
11/04/18 11:54:40AM
43 posts

The Positive Thread


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I began to learn German, using an app. Es ist fun!
LarryS
@larrys
11/02/18 09:12:50AM
43 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

@keith mine was an Aulos. Beautiful sound but hard on my fingers
LarryS
@larrys
11/02/18 08:58:33AM
43 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

@keith I had a tenor, briefly, but it was uncomfortable to play and I sold to a friend on Facebook. I would like to get another in the future tho, possibly with keys
LarryS
@larrys
11/02/18 07:36:44AM
43 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

@keith. Thats cool. I've not played mine in ages. At the moment its all about the alto recorder for me.
LarryS
@larrys
11/02/18 06:49:47AM
43 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

@keith ukuleles are fun, I have 2, a concert size and a Baritone
LarryS
@larrys
06/12/18 07:34:41PM
43 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Cool mack. My dad had a banjo that he made too


updated by @larrys: 06/12/18 07:35:10PM
LarryS
@larrys
05/19/18 07:30:48PM
43 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

I have 13 different instruments including piano, guitars and ukulele. I also have a clarinet which I struggle with and I was recently given a flute! Which is a lot harder than I'd imagined.
LarryS
@larrys
05/18/18 06:47:51AM
43 posts

Little piece on my C whistle


General penny whistle or music discussions


I got a second whistle the other day, a nickel Generation in C, and its lovely.

Here's a little improvised piece on it.

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi1fXMPHaP_/

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