Forum Activity for @chifmunk

Chifmunk
@chifmunk
03/06/19 10:14:44AM
14 posts

The Drifting Thread


Off Topic discussions

Well it's 19 degrees F here this morning.. pretty darn cold.  I certainly won't be playing any whistles outside.  Maybe carve a whistle out of an icicle?  frozen

Chifmunk
@chifmunk
01/11/19 12:37:12PM
14 posts

The Drifting Thread


Off Topic discussions

I'm totally there with you Keith!  thumbsup

Chifmunk
@chifmunk
01/11/19 11:52:45AM
14 posts

Favorite whistles


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

I love my various whistles.. some are brass, nickel, polymer...

But I think the four I reach for most often are 

Black polymer Susato in C  (because strong bright nimble notes with almost no effort. Easiest to get good sound among the 4 C's I've tried)

Black polymer Susato in Bb  (clear but very warm tone, a little like recorder)

Jerry Freeman nickel Blackbird in high D  (pretty warbly tone. notes are clear & easy to hop between notes without squeaking)

Dixon brass Trad in high D  (because I like the chiffy 'hollow metal' tone, reminds me of temple bells or something)

 

Chifmunk
@chifmunk
01/11/19 11:40:32AM
14 posts

New Year Resolution


General penny whistle or music discussions

What do you mean by a 'duo'?  Brass and polymer? Trad?  And are they tunable?

It's all in the details... we want to know!   nerd2

Chifmunk
@chifmunk
12/08/18 04:17:40PM
14 posts

New Year Resolution


General penny whistle or music discussions

Collecting whistles is way cheaper than collecting guitars or violins.  !

Chifmunk
@chifmunk
12/08/18 04:16:35PM
14 posts

Rethinking pennywhistle.


Whistle playing techniques - questions/help

That's a cool video, and towards the end she demonstrates how to do some really 'edgy' sound effects not associated with Irish music.  Thanks!

Chifmunk
@chifmunk
11/03/18 12:43:27PM
14 posts

Other useful forums


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

Chiff and fipple forums is a great resource and a very extensive and helpful forum. Everyone who penny whistles should belong to it, no matter what type of music they like! 

http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/

The only word of caution I can think of is that they don't seem to have much patience for fun back and forth banter from beginners.  Well then... maybe that's what THIS pennywhistleclub.com social site might be better for!  hi5

Chifmunk
@chifmunk
09/03/18 01:48:42PM
14 posts

Favorite whistles


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

I love my polymer black Susato 'Kildare' whistles.  Especially the lowest two with the single key so I can easily reach the low holes!    gangnam1    I also like their more mellow tone than metal whistles.

Chifmunk
@chifmunk
08/30/18 04:10:39PM
14 posts

Thanks for adding me


General penny whistle or music discussions

I'm always surprised at how the tiniest air leak where your finger covers the hole can completely ruin a note and make it sound just horrible!

Chifmunk
@chifmunk
05/18/18 10:26:34AM
14 posts

Little piece on my C whistle


General penny whistle or music discussions

I like the tone of that.  Must be more fun now to sit down to play, with choices!


updated by @chifmunk: 05/18/18 10:26:44AM
Chifmunk
@chifmunk
04/02/18 05:12:24PM
14 posts

Show Us Your Pets!


Off Topic discussions

Does this count as 'pets'?   :)

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Chifmunk
@chifmunk
06/11/17 07:29:41PM
14 posts

Cool way to make a simple leather whistle case


General penny whistle or music discussions

I saw this nice video on Youtube showing how to make a really simple but elegant leather whistle case- nice!

-Looks like one needn't be an experienced leatherworker to make this.  I do think that leather that is not too thick or hard would be best to use...

Chifmunk
@chifmunk
12/27/16 11:49:01AM
14 posts

How to 'subscribe' to a forum thread


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

How to subscribe/follow a forum thread...

how do I do that?  I want to get notified when someone make a new post in a thread I'm interested in.  Thanks!


updated by @chifmunk: 12/27/16 11:53:53AM