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Keith
@keith
08/21/19 04:32:42AM
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Good for you. banjo


I had been back to my harmonicas, prior to my afternoon of 'pipe' blowing - got to keep everything working - it will be the ukes next. music

Keith
@keith
08/20/19 11:24:31AM
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Had a nice little practice this afternoon for a couple of hours.


That 'new to me' low 'G' TD ABS, my pre used TD aluminium tunable high 'D', my pre used ABS 'Eb' Susato, my recently purchased high 'D' TD Trad brass piccolo, my TD aluminium tunable 'A' (flute head), & my one piece low 'D' TD ABS flute.


flute

Keith
@keith
08/05/19 10:26:28AM
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Other useful forums


Penny whistle Resources:TABS/Books/websites/DVDs/videos

Came across this website, really useful, lots of mainly old folk tunes.


 


http://folkopedia.efdss.org/wiki/Music

Keith
@keith
07/25/19 02:03:18PM
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I know - but they are so much cheaper than harmonicas & ukes.....


Yes, I am getting a nice collection together now, with some really nice ones.


Most of my original collection only get played occasionally now that I have better ones - but they do seem to play better now than when I first got them..... ROTFL

Keith
@keith
07/25/19 12:20:03PM
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Just came across a low G Tony Dixon ABS tuneable on Ebay - I'd have preferred an F, but what the heck, at £22.90....... grin

Keith
@keith
07/20/19 08:23:42AM
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What tune are you working on this week?


General penny whistle or music discussions

Scarborough Fair & Greensleeves are my harmonica forum challenge this month, so I think I'll try to get Greensleeves onto my list, I know it's a bit passe, but I like it. smiler

Keith
@keith
07/20/19 08:17:53AM
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I had a count up of all my whistles, flutes, piccolos, & fifes this morning...........


 


........suffice it to say that I have enough, but I think I still have a bit of that acquisition syndrome about me yet. flute

Keith
@keith
07/20/19 08:11:50AM
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Favorite whistles


Instruments- discuss specific whistle features, brands, tweaking, problems, questions

I think I've come to the conclusion that the thicker walled whistles give the best tone.

My standard 'beginner' whistles, (Generations/Walton/Feadog), are OK, but my traditional brass, & my aluminium whistles have much better tone, & I find the polymers have a kind of softer/warmer tone to them too.


updated by @keith: 07/20/19 08:13:29AM
Keith
@keith
07/20/19 07:53:10AM
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TD Trad brass high D piccolo arrived this morning, it plays well, & isn't at all shrill sounding, in fact, it has quite a nice tone.thumbsup


Playing simple system flutes, whistles, & piccolos isn't that hard to do actually, that's probably the reason I get on with them so well. music


updated by @keith: 07/20/19 07:57:41AM
Keith
@keith
07/19/19 01:49:54PM
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I still like to try new things out - if at the right price.


An opportunity to buy/try a Susato Eb at a reasonable price (£19) has come up , it has been lying around the dealers for a couple of years, evidently, so I ordered it, this will be my first Susato.


I also came across a brand new Tony Dixon TRAD brass high D piccolo, going fairly cheaply too, (including postage £18.19).


I do like to play & switch between them often, as it keeps my interest up - also my harmonicas, between chromatics & tremolos.


I do like this music hobby. flute

Keith
@keith
07/15/19 09:31:46AM
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What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Good for you, Larry, I hope it works out OK, I used to like mine, it was just a bit too quiet for me.

Keith
@keith
07/15/19 06:54:59AM
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Decided to try out a (cheap) bamboo Chinese Dizi - it arrived with some 'membrane' in a packet, no idea what it was meant for, but there seemed to be one too many holes, so I taped it up, & now I have a spare bamboo flute in 'F'. flute grin

Keith
@keith
06/27/19 10:54:15AM
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Just noticed - I'm not hosting until the 7th July.

(At least that gives me a week to dust off the cobwebs.)

My high D aluminium TD arrived, it's an older version, so my flute head doesn't fit it, but it's a nice whistle in itself.

Keith
@keith
06/24/19 10:00:29AM
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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


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Keith
@keith
06/24/19 05:53:31AM
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I'll be hosting my uke forum challenge again next week, so I'd better get a bit of practice in this week.

Keith
@keith
06/24/19 05:47:54AM
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What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

I have been having a good time with my M&E 'F' flute this past 2 days, seemed to get the embouchure just right, on some easy tunes.

(Have also been playing my 'A' & low 'D' whistles.)


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Keith
@keith
06/24/19 03:44:29AM
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Cheers, Larry - my high C has a good tone, so this one should have too.

Keith
@keith
06/23/19 06:22:25PM
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I won!


£26 & it was mine. flute

Keith
@keith
06/23/19 08:30:44AM
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Yeah, I know I shouldn't have, but I looked on Ebay.........


& there was a pre used Tony Dixon tunable high D in aluminium.......


just sitting there waiting for my bid.... crossfingers

Keith
@keith
06/18/19 01:02:51PM
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I have a feeling that may be due to the prevalence of wound strings on guitars, my ukes have fluorocarbon strings in the main - but I will also be trying it out on my steel string electric uke, with the effects that are on my amp. earplug


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Keith
@keith
06/18/19 10:16:53AM
184 posts

What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

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

Keith
@keith
06/18/19 08:30:31AM
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What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

Thought I'd try multi tracking a tune using 3 different whistles. flute


 


play Shall We Gather at the River using 3 different whistles


ShallWeGather3.mp3 - 896KB

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Keith
@keith
05/26/19 01:41:08PM
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Yes, & I have that now - after a bit of 'collecting'. thumbsup


The other day, I just opened the drawer where I keep them, took one out, & just played it.......


 


 


....then another.....& another...... but stopped after the low D, low F, & A.... grin

Keith
@keith
05/26/19 01:35:44PM
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You should consider/investigate putting Linux on the old one, it'll be secure, & run faster.


But everybody loves having something new to play with. nod

Keith
@keith
05/26/19 01:31:17PM
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Favorite whistles


Instruments- discuss specific whistle features, brands, tweaking, problems, questions

I'd likely use the high G, if my fingers didn't rub together on it - the high F is tiny, but fun to play. flute


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Keith
@keith
05/25/19 08:06:50AM
184 posts

Favorite whistles


Instruments- discuss specific whistle features, brands, tweaking, problems, questions

Well, after a period of collecting whistles, giggle , I tend to play my low Ds, low F, As, & high F the most. happys

Keith
@keith
05/22/19 11:27:31AM
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I seem to have stopped buying them! shhh


Just need to play them more now. nod


flutecatdance

Keith
@keith
05/20/19 07:38:49AM
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Ha, ha, my acacia KoAloha Opio long neck concert will suffice, along with my Ohana mahogany long neck concert, thank you. smiler

Keith
@keith
05/20/19 04:05:39AM
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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......

Keith
@keith
05/17/19 11:33:13AM
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I've been sorting out some old computers to give away, as I don't use them any more........


....and I seem to have stopped looking for any more whistles, (or flutes), for the time being. coool

Keith
@keith
05/08/19 01:33:21PM
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How to clean your whistle


Instruments- discuss specific whistle features, brands, tweaking, problems, questions

I actually had to use soap & water/dishwashing liquid to get my recently obtained aluminium whistle from an Ebay seller clean.

The fipple can be cleaned out using thin flexible plastic strip, cardboard strip, or a feather - then washed through with a soapy solution.

Hope that's a help to anyone else who finds themself with a 'dirty' whistle.

Keith
@keith
05/03/19 03:46:13PM
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How to clean your whistle


Instruments- discuss specific whistle features, brands, tweaking, problems, questions

Having purchased a whistle on Ebay, (that was in a sticky, smelly, filthy state when it arrived), I needed to find out the right way to clean it - so I thought others may be interested in this video too.


{url}https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO-VoaTieDE{/url}


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Keith
@keith
05/03/19 03:30:04PM
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Thanks for the link, Strumelia, I've grabbed the best bits & copied them to a file.

Looks like I need to get a feather for the windway, (possibly a piece of a credit card type of plastic, but not too hard/stiff), the rest I've kind of done already, but a better clean out with a (cloth covered) bottle brush won't go amiss.

(I won't be holding back, if I submit my thoughts to Ebay!)


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Keith
@keith
05/03/19 02:11:37PM
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I don't understand some people.

I've just received a low D aluminium whistle from an Ebay seller, it was sticky. smelly, & filthy inside of it! I cleaned off all the sticky muck, & washed it several times with soap & water, in the bath, inside & out, but it's still not clean, so I'll have to go & purchase a long bottle brush to get the rest of the muck out of the insides. But how should I clean the airway(?), as that will need a thorough clean too.

I've used Ebay lots, never had any problems before, I just don't understand what this person was thinking, sending a sticky, smelly, filthy whistle to a purchaser, it beggars belief.


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Keith
@keith
04/27/19 07:54:42AM
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My Ebay Davy Angus aluminium low D flute arrived this morning.

Looks quite nice, not very heavy, 3 pieces of similar length, with neoprene rings to seal the sections.

Appears to be in tune OK, second octave fairly easily obtained, not a lot of tonal difference between it & my delrin flute. Happy with my purchase.


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Keith
@keith
04/26/19 01:34:37PM
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Now you're just being plain cruel to her......worried

Keith
@keith
04/26/19 10:44:34AM
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Oh, the poor girl, how to traumatise your daughter.....nahnah

Keith
@keith
04/26/19 09:25:14AM
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Yeah, that's a nice tone, under a bridge adds some nice reverb.

Keith
@keith
04/26/19 03:28:16AM
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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.

Keith
@keith
04/25/19 10:40:48AM
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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 my hands.)

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