Forum Activity for @michael-w6

Michael W6
@michael-w6
10/06/21 07:47:10PM
24 posts

The Positive Thread


Off Topic discussions

I'm required to wear a mask eight miserable hours a day at my fantastic job.  It is becoming near unendurable.

Michael W6
@michael-w6
10/06/21 07:44:30PM
24 posts

Whistles


General penny whistle or music discussions

Do you have a favorite whistle? Either key or maker?

Michael W6
@michael-w6
10/06/21 07:42:55PM
24 posts

Practice!?


General penny whistle or music discussions

One of my favorite bands.  Though their "Dance Till We Die" rap garbage, complete with expletives, is a track to skip.

Michael W6
@michael-w6
10/05/21 10:38:45AM
24 posts

What is this?


Off Topic discussions

What is the, "share to timeline" selection when responding to posts here?

Michael W6
@michael-w6
10/05/21 10:36:05AM
24 posts

Practice!?


General penny whistle or music discussions

I'm playing mostly Irish tunes with the goal of playing at a local brewery for St. Pat's 2022.   I much enjoy Medieval and Renaissance music and have put together some sets.  There are also dabble with some less than trad tunes...

OMNIA (Official) - Fee Ra Huri - YouTube

Star Trek TNG "The Inner Light" Music - YouTube

Michael W6
@michael-w6
10/03/21 09:40:58AM
24 posts

Practice!?


General penny whistle or music discussions

Tune playing is my general approach too.   Sometimes I warm up, both my self and the whistle, by doing an ascending/descending scale or two.   Online and printed tutorials recommend exercises with cuts and rolls.  Perhaps these would benefit me but the draw to paly tunes is stronger.

Michael W6
@michael-w6
07/14/21 04:40:42PM
24 posts

What tune are you working on this week?


General penny whistle or music discussions

I'm hoping to present some tunes for St. Pat's 2022 at a local brewery.  I'm working on: Garret Barry's jig, Blackthorn and Tenpenny Bit as a jig set. 

Michael W6
@michael-w6
07/14/21 04:33:14PM
24 posts

That's Odd


General penny whistle or music discussions

Do you have whistles in unusual scales?  I have three in the Mid Eastern Hijaz scale.  Rather exotic.

Michael W6
@michael-w6
07/14/21 04:31:05PM
24 posts

Practice!?


General penny whistle or music discussions

How do you structure effective practice time? 

Michael W6
@michael-w6
07/14/21 04:28:57PM
24 posts

Your Whistling


General penny whistle or music discussions

Ah!  I had completely forgotten that thread which I have a post on,  Anyway, quite a part from whistle talk, has American rap poisoned English culture? 

Michael W6
@michael-w6
07/14/21 10:11:31AM
24 posts

Your Whistling


General penny whistle or music discussions

I have an Airy Tale D and a C from goldfinch which I quite like.  The Airy sounds very nice but has a tendency to clog. Do you have links to the reviews you mention?  

Michael W6
@michael-w6
07/13/21 07:53:26PM
24 posts

Your Whistling


General penny whistle or music discussions

I, too have been playing an A and G.  Mine are by James Becker of Becker Whistles.   I like the lower, mellow sound, especially of the A.  And as July has three pay checks, a time and a half holiday and a rise, I have purchased a A and G from Goldfinch Whistles, Poland. 

Michael W6
@michael-w6
07/12/21 07:35:23PM
24 posts

Your Whistling


General penny whistle or music discussions

I had to search the conversion rate for pounds and USD,  I have a several high and whistles like that and they're sweet.  Still I find myself playing the low cost Becker's most often.

Michael W6
@michael-w6
07/12/21 09:10:13AM
24 posts

Your Whistling


General penny whistle or music discussions

Hummm.  I cannot tell if you are serious or playful.  Whistles in my collection are from $20 to $200.  I've had very few really bad whistles and some very nice whistles in the $20 range such as Becker Whistles.  The Bruke and Reyburn are the high end ones and yes they sound sweet.   I'd like to try a Carbony but at $260 to $500, no.

Michael W6
@michael-w6
07/10/21 06:38:29AM
24 posts

Your Whistling


General penny whistle or music discussions

Hi Keith - Your growing collection is a symptom of WAS, Whistle Acquisition  Syndrome. Most players have it. 

Michael W6
@michael-w6
07/09/21 07:23:35PM
24 posts

Your Whistling


General penny whistle or music discussions

How did you get interested inthe penny whistle?

Michael W6
@michael-w6
03/11/21 04:33:33PM
24 posts

TUNES!


General penny whistle or music discussions


Here is a link to a site of international tunes.  Not all fit the whistle but the majority do.  Very interesting stuff!

Midi files, Sheet music, and YouTube links of European folk dances (ifdo.ca)

Michael W6
@michael-w6
03/10/21 04:32:16PM
24 posts

3/17


Off Topic discussions

So, St. Patrick's Day is soon upon us.  Anyone care to submit an original Limerick?  Remember the rhyme scheme is: AA BB  A. 

Michael W6
@michael-w6
03/09/21 04:23:02PM
24 posts

DUO


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


The video link is a good one.  I've been dabbling with the Duo and not all the note combinations work well.  And high D will require both hands on the main, 6 hole whistle and the melody whistle does not harmonize with it,  I'm surprised Susato does not have a print or video tutorial.  They have not responded to an email inquiry, which admittedly has only been a week or so.  Still the whistle has potential.  I just need to press on with it.

I too have a double ocarina from Charlie Hind.  It is handcrafted, high end and just sits about unused.


updated by @michael-w6: 03/09/21 04:45:09PM
Michael W6
@michael-w6
03/08/21 05:17:18PM
24 posts

DUO


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

Any members familiar with Susato's Ducle Dou double whistle?


updated by @michael-w6: 03/09/21 05:28:06AM
Michael W6
@michael-w6
03/03/21 09:07:00PM
24 posts

How to 'subscribe' to a forum thread


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Hummm.  I clicked, "Groups", but do not see the, "Join" button...

Michael W6
@michael-w6
03/03/21 09:01:41PM
24 posts

How to 'subscribe' to a forum thread


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Yes, I want to start a new forum. As a devout Luddite these thing bewilder me. A potato generally has more navigation skills than I.  

Michael W6
@michael-w6
02/26/21 01:32:13PM
24 posts

How to 'subscribe' to a forum thread


Site QUESTIONS ? How do I...?

Related question.  How does one post a question or respond to another's question?