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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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What other instruments do you like to play?


Adventures with 'other' instruments...

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


updated by @keith: 06/18/19 01:03:15PM
Keith
@keith
06/18/19 10:16:53AM
171 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
171 posts

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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The Positive Thread


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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
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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


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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.)

Keith
@keith
04/25/19 03:39:33AM
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I came across an aluminium 3 piece simple system low D flute on Ebay, & was mulling it over for a couple of days, when I decided to give it a go, so bought it.

I mentioned that on the Chiff & Fipple forum, asking if anyone had any experience of the maker, & this flute in particular, when I got a response back from somebody who was also thinking of buying it, & I had just beaten them to it.

If I had dithered a bit longer, likely I wouldn't have been able to have got it, funny how some things turn out.

Keith
@keith
04/23/19 01:50:11PM
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What's your favourite whistle made of?


General penny whistle or music discussions

Yes, I think I like the aluminium whistles the most, there is just something in their tone. thumbsup

Keith
@keith
04/23/19 01:35:10PM
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Had a nice afternoon of playing my Howard low D, Shearwater low F, my Thunderbird A, my TD Trad A, & a quick burst on my TD Duo C whistle - then just for kicks, put the flute head back onto my TD ally A, & had a quick burst on that too. flutehappys


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Keith
@keith
04/10/19 09:39:23AM
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Really enjoying my low keyed whistles, (& my flutes, when I get the embouchure right ;) ).

Becoming a little more fluent, I think - but still the memory for a tune eludes me, I still have to use the notes.

Keith
@keith
04/10/19 09:29:01AM
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What's your favourite whistle made of?


General penny whistle or music discussions

Make that four aluminium whistles, a Chieftain Thunderbird in 'A' has just joined my collection.

Keith
@keith
04/10/19 09:21:26AM
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My Chieftain Thunderbird in 'A' has arrived, it's a lovely quality aluminium whistle, but not much louder than my others thankfully.

I can't seem to make my mind up if I prefer plastic, brass, or aluminium whistles. Laugh


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Keith
@keith
04/08/19 11:29:08AM
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Hope you enjoy your NAF, Larry. flute

Yes, I believe the Chieftain is made of aluminium, it should be a bit louder than my Dixon, I think, I just hope it's not too loud for playing at home, as it's classed as a 'pro' whistle.

Keith
@keith
04/08/19 09:24:38AM
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I know, I know - just couldn't resist - Chieftain mezzo 'A' soon to be mine from Ebay. winker

(Looks like it's hardly been played, from the photos.)

Also, I returned my tunable Duo 'C' back to being a whistle.


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Keith
@keith
04/02/19 02:52:59PM
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Just snagged a Tony Dixon ABS one piece low D whistle for £23 on Ebay. flute

Keith
@keith
03/29/19 12:22:53PM
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Strumelia: Them's pretty bold moves you got there Keith.  I am impressed that you can enjoyably switch between a low F and a high F...

It's really quite easy, the high whistle just starts where the second octave is on my low whistle. winkerflute

 

Keith
@keith
03/29/19 12:19:03PM
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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.

Keith
@keith
03/29/19 08:42:35AM
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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

Keith
@keith
03/26/19 02:32:24PM
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I've been playing my new plastic whistles a bit more, in fact, I have one behind my chair, where I usually sit, along with one of my chromatic harmonicas - just reach around & grab it. flute

Also volunteered to host a week, for my uke forum friends, mainly just to keep in touch with them, now that I've been distracted with these whistles, (& flutes). popcorn

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