Native American Flutes anyone?
Adventures with 'other' instruments...
Here's my stable of NA flutes. Getting a low D from Brent Haines at Woodsounds in Dec.
I'm finishing up a pre-tuned G kit from Stellar Flutes. With the pentatonic scale I really do like the improvisational aspect of playing. This really is a meditative instrument and you're not going to be jamming with it. I like playing it in the evenings. I can do so without worrying about missing a note. Just an odd, personal interest that I am enjoying.
BTW going to an OT jam this Sat evening and taking banjo, mtn dulcimer and will slip my D penny whistle in for good measure. Have a great week.
This is all I will be saying about the flutes on this site, did't want to get off topic with anything.
Loving the penny whistle and its sweet sounds, but it has somehow led me to be listening to and learning more about NA flutes. Just wondering if anyone else has been interested/playing or owns any.
I'm not trying to get an off-topic going, just curious.
As a newbie who purchased some "starter" instruments, my favorite to date is my carbon fibre D by Erik the Flutemaker. It sounds true and pure as soon as it is picked up. If I remain true to my nature with other instruments (clawhammer banjos and mtn dulcimers) I will have more in the months ahead.
I have contacted Mack Hoover about a Bb, but as per your statement, "...it takes a whisper of breath to play it" I have backed way off my Dixon Bb and it is beginning to sound a lot better. Us "newbies" take a while to get some of these things learned. However, because you can never have enough of any kind of instrument, I may still get a Hoover.
My "go to" tune when trying out whistles is "The Water is Wide". I have it down enough to play it on different whistles to get a good idea of how they sound and play.
is your Hoover a brass or composite whistle. I would like to have a nice playing Bb and the Dixon brass isn't doing it for me...course I'm really a newbie so that has to be taken into consideration. Love the D carbon fibre from Eric the Flutemaker.
Absolute beginner on the whistle. Used to string instruments and playing by ear. I'm having to learn a whole new system here of finding my notes but it's coming around.
Does it take a while to regulate your breathing so you don't jump octaves or do the screeching thing?