Keith
Keith
@keith
2 months ago
174 posts

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


updated by @keith: 05/26/19 01:32:03PM
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
115 posts

The high F seems unusual to add in among the rest of those you listed.  Those things are tiny!  surprised




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Keith
Keith
@keith
2 months ago
174 posts

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

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
5 months ago
115 posts

It's actually a wonderful thing to even be able to talk about one's 'favorite' whistles... it not only means you have multiple whistles, but it also means you have more than one favorite whistle!  pimento




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Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
174 posts

The low F is much easier to play than the low D, without losing too much at the bottom end sound wise, so I've decided to order a low F flute from M&E next week, (should get it before any BREXIT nonsense). thumbsup

Can't see me needing anything else after that, other than maybe new glasses to read the music. nerdsmile

LarryS
LarryS
@larrys
6 months ago
70 posts
Very nice!
Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
174 posts

Thanks, Martha, I think so too - & they all sound really nice. jive

Martha Campbell
Martha Campbell
@martha-campbell
6 months ago
1 posts

Those are beauties!

Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
174 posts

Here are my 'best' whistles. music

From the top - Dixon Brass Trad 'A' - Dixon Aluminium tunable 'A'

Dixon Brass Trad 'G' - Howard tunable Brass low 'D' - Shearwater aluminium low 'F'

Dixon Aluminium tunable Duo in 'C' - with the flute head along side it.

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updated by @keith: 01/30/19 07:47:07AM
Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
174 posts

My Shearwater low 'F' just turned up this morning, (nice whistle).

So my main whistles are now my Tony Dixon aluminium Duo in 'C' - my  Tony Dixon aluminium (low) 'A' - & my Shearwater (aluminium) in low 'F' - with my Howard low 'D' (brass) as back up. flute

Now, I must go concentrate on my music reading & play them. winker

Chifmunk
Chifmunk
@chifmunk
6 months ago
14 posts

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)

 

Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
174 posts

I have been playing my various whistles these past few days, & I have come to the conclusion that I prefer whistles lower than the high D - & so I have just ordered up a Tony Dixon Duo in C to join the 'collection', & will see how I get on with it as a flute too. flute

Keith
Keith
@keith
6 months ago
174 posts

I'm liking my low whistles best.

Recently, I added a Tony Dixon tunable aluminium in 'A' to my collection, which has a nice tone, but plays a bit loud for my taste.

A Howard tunable low 'D' joined a week or so ago, powder coated brass, really nice tone & fairly easy to play, once having got the hang of the 'pipers grip'.

And,  I have just ordered a Shearwater low 'F' aluminium, which sounds much like the Howard, tone wise, from videos I've listened to, but I'll have to wait a couple of weeks to find out for myself.


updated by @keith: 01/06/19 10:35:27AM
Keith
Keith
@keith
9 months ago
174 posts

My favourite whistles are my Tony Dixon brass altos in A & G.

I have a collection of Generations, in both nickel & brass, in all the sizes too, (plus a Feadog, Waltons, & Tony Dixon ABS in high D).

Papasims
Papasims
@papasims
11 months ago
8 posts

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.

Chifmunk
Chifmunk
@chifmunk
11 months ago
14 posts

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.

Norman
Norman
@norman
11 months ago
13 posts

What are your favorite whistles?

I really love both of my Mack Hoover whistles when I play out at the hospital or nursing homes. But I tend to grab a Clark  traditional whistle (the one with the wooden fipple) when I go outside to play. I enjoy its breathy sound for airs and hymns that I like to play. The price is hard to beat.