Keith

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Location: Surrey/Hants border
Country: England

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Chris LarryS Strumelia Mack

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Retired & enjoying learning to play musical instruments

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Keith
@keith • 5 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Todays 'positive' - was me getting through about 8 tunes without too many mistakes - must do it more often.  "
Keith
@keith • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"........& there was me thinking I might be 'cheating'........ (Because I have most of my other instruments in the key of C, & most of my..."
Keith
@keith • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I can see I'm confusing you all........ What I mean is that I will be playing in the key of C, mentally, but the tune will be played in the key of the..."
Keith
@keith • 6 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Hi, Chris, by that, I just mean playing each & everyone of my whistles as if it were in the key of C - obviously they will actually play the tune in the..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Nicaea hymn tune on pennywhistle:
"Again, nice tone - I'm beginning to like an 'A' whistle, after having tried quite a few different keyed whistles."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on The Cuckoo - penny whistle Bb:
"Nice tone - not one I know."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on Pretty Saro - penny whistle:
"Don't know the tune, but that whistle has a nice tone - good playing for a couple of months, too."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Created a new Group discussion "Quietening a whistle.":
"On another forum, there was a discussion about making whistles quieter for practicing at home, I tried out a couple of them, but only one seemed to work,..."
Whistle Care & Tweaking
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on PopJazzRock whistlers:
"I guess I should be in this group, I like tunes from the 20th Century. Pop, rock, ballads, aires, country, blues, etc - I have a somewhat eclectic taste..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 11
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"Starter whistles usually cost under £10, nearer to £5, over here in the UK. Generation & Clarkes are easiest to be found, but there are also Feadog..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 6
Posted a new Comment on What is your source of learning?:
"I generally play tunes that I know, so I look for the notation, then convert it to my shorthand version, & use that to play from. I have a basic..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 3
Posted a new Comment on what's a good tune to start out on as a Beginner?:
"Any of the 'childrens' songs should be good to get you started - then when you have found your way around your whistle, pick a fairly simple tune that you..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on Ornamentation & Technique:
"I found a video online that discusses/shows some techniques, the link is in the main forum under playing techniqes. It shows rolls, cuts, slides, etc."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?:
"The lowest whistle I own is an alto G, (the highest is a soprano G), I also have an A, & have a collection of Generations in both brass & nickel,..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on At what key is a whistle considered "LOW"?:
"Not sure if you are still around, but I think the crossover point is the Bb, some call it mezzo, others call it alto - I'm with them who call it alto.  "
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Rethinking pennywhistle.":
"I just came across this video on some techniques, it may be of interest to the rest of you. Quote:..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"I've decided to concentrate my efforts on a number of tunes that I like to play, or want to be able to play, going forward. Presently, as it's nearly Xmas..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"Being a newbie, I'm still searching for my favourite, but presently, it's brass. I have brass & nickel Generations, a brass Feadog, an aluminium..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "New Year Resolution":
"So, having purchased a number of whistles recently, I was thinking that, maybe, I should make a resolution not to purchase any more..........."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I have a number of Fake Books whose tunes are generally in the key of C.So I have decided to play all my whistles in the C fingering style, (should only..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"There appears to be some whistle tab here -..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I just noticed that my regular music instrument supplier had a Tony Dixon tunable aluminium whistle in 'A' - so my Xmas present will be on its way to me..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Wow! I was first to post a tune for the December Challenge on one of my harmonica forums - wasn't it lucky that I had been practicing Jingle Bells just..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"I totally agree, my music making is just for my own enjoyment, & I can get a tune out of most of my instruments, but, of course, some better than..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What other instruments do you like to play?":
"On one of my other forums, I've been told I should concentrate on just one instrument - until I'm proficient - not sure that I can do that, but my..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I'm thinking it may be an old one, maybe of original manufacture, as it is a bit beaten up looking, & may have been repaired down the seam at some time...."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"That's the Sweetone in C."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Maybe this shows them off better.  "
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Maybe this one shows it better.  "
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"OK then I'll try adding photos here.......seemed to work.... one of all 3, the other of the flush fipple whistle, with the rough seam & head removed...."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Ran into problems trying to upload photos - wrong sizes - then only 6 allowed in one day - so I'll try & remember tomorrow."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"It wasn't too great a deal, price & postage roughly the equivalent of a brand new one, depending on where you buy, but I was intrigued as to what the..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"That one tastes much better now. These two Clarkes, Sweetone & Meg, sound pretty good."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"So, yes, basically as described.The two Cs look to be brand new, whilst the 'other' is labelled as a Clarkes, is made in the same style, albeit a bit rough..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"Should be easy enough, or Jingle Bells. I like Silent Night, you can put some 'feeling' into it, sort of like Amazing Grace, where you can play it slightly..."

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Keith

Quietening a whistle.


On another forum, there was a discussion about making whistles quieter...
@Keith one week ago - Comments: 0

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New Year Resolution

Posted: Monday December 10 2018, 9:15 AM
By: @Norman

What's your favourite whistle made of?

Posted: Saturday December 8 2018, 4:14 PM
By: @Strumelia

Other useful forums

Posted: Saturday November 3 2018, 3:06 PM
By: @Keith

Whistle tabs

Posted: Saturday November 3 2018, 5:48 AM
By: @Keith

Hello to my new whistling friends.

Posted: Friday November 2 2018, 2:30 PM
By: @Keith

Comments

Chris
12/11/18 12:56:03AM @chris:

Hi Keith


Strumelia
11/01/18 04:57:27PM @strumelia:

Hi there Keith, welcome!  Don't be afraid to start a discussion, add photos, videos, etc.

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