Keith

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Location: Surrey/Hants border
Country: England

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Retired & enjoying learning to play musical instruments

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Keith
@keith • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Langspil":
"Congrats, looks nice - that's got an interesting sound/tone to it, is it chromatic, with drone strings? (Is it steel strings?)"
Keith
@keith • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"The video I mention was made by Tony Hinnigan, (of Kerry Whistles), he compared the Glenluce 'D' with his Susato 'D', & he felt it compared well with..."
Keith
@keith • yesterday • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"....arrived today, first impressions, they seem to play well, with a fairly easy second octave.On closer inspection, they do seem to be the same whistle(!),..."
Keith
@keith • 2 days ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
".......found a couple of plastic whistles in 'C' on Ebay the other day.One is a Glenluce, (which got a pretty good recommendation from a suggested video on..."
Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Had a good practice session today, almost got through my 5 regulars without any mishaps, on my low F, my F flute, & followed that with a burst on my low..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Surprised you think it weaker sounding than tenor recorder, my Yamaha was really a soft player, to my ear, but I find my Howard low D has what I call a..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"That ones got a nice tone to it too, & has that sort of haunting/breathy sound that goes well with aires & the like - at least, I think so."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I'd be up for a listen - but I can't make those links work for me - that's why I try to ensure the actual URL gets posted, when I put a link on here."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Home Recording:
"I usually record with a USB mic, into audacity software.....but I bought a Zoom H1 recorder some time back, & never got around to recording with..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 5
Posted a new Comment on What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?:
"OK...an update.....I now have a very nice collection of low whistles. I have keys of A, G, F, & D - I find them much more pleasant to play than most..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on Quietening a whistle.:
"I've since found out that anything that you cover about half of the fipple window with will work too."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Tone wise, I think it's pretty good, it has quite a strong sound, if I get it right, (but I can't really play it yet, I need to find my embouchure on it)...."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Pictures.....top to bottom.....Damian Thompson delrin beginner flute (low D) Howard low D whistle M&E polymer F flute Shearwater low F whistle  "
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"OK, here's a first attempt with it. ZOOM0003 New..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"My new simple system keyless flute in 'F' arrived today - I think I may just be a fan of the key of 'F' - my low 'F' whistle has become my new favourite,..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "F is for fun":
"I obviously used to blow mine too hard, & it was harsh sounding, but now that I'm slightly better at playing my whistles, it doesn't seem so harsh..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "F is for fun":
"So, it seems no one here does that then. There are a few on C&F that also use a high F to tootle on in an odd moment, so I'm not alone in doing it."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "F is for fun":
"Having acquired a fair few whistles in a short space of time, I have now collected together a very nice selection, from C down to a low D - however I still..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"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..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"A nearby town has made it to the news, roads all locked up because of jack knifed lorries on the motorway. We have about 4~5" presently, certainly somewhat..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well, we had some snow overnight, & we are now sitting watching a couple young families with their sledges & throwing snowballs, at least they are..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"Had another go with my flute head on my Dixon Duo, it was much better this time, so it was just my unfamiliarity with it."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Thanks, Martha, I think so too - & they all sound really nice."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"Here are my 'best' whistles. From the top - Dixon Brass Trad 'A' - Dixon Aluminium tunable 'A' Dixon Brass Trad 'G' - Howard tunable Brass low 'D' -..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Well, so far this year, I have been playing my instruments more than last year, & also enjoying the practicing more too - perhaps because I'm getting..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"I wonder how long it will take me to learn another tune to be able to play it from memory........   With practice - I'm sure you'll work out the best way..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Positive Thread":
"Played a tune from memory today...... (on all my new whistles, tremolo harmonica, & my keyless flute) .......& it's only taken me 3 years to learn..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"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..."
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"Yippee! My (made to order) Shearwater low 'F' just arrived....... so after checking it over, & warming it up..... I gave it a blow....... It's..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"It's more breathy than my high 'D'  ABS piccolo & my delrin low 'D' flute, but may just be down to my technique with it. Early days...."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What's your favourite whistle made of?":
"My second aluminium whistle came today, & I'm getting used to their sound a bit more now, & beginning to really like them. So far, a Dixon Duo in..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"My Duo just came this morning. First impressions :- Whistle nice tone & fairly easy second octave. With the flute head, breathy, (but could just be me,..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"No, it's not easy finding your embouchure on a flute, but it will come - & then it's just a matter of perfecting it. All I can offer is that you place..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "New Year Resolution":
"The Duo is an aluminium body with two heads in ABS plastic, one is a whistle, the other is a flute, & yes, tunable. (URL=DX206 PICCOLO/ WHISTLE DUO )"
Keith
@keith • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well, here I am buying a couple more whistles, & I expect you're all thinking that I'm being extravagant, but honestly, I went through life without the..."

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Quietening a whistle.


On another forum, there was a discussion about making whistles quieter...
@Keith 3 months ago - Comments: 1

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F is for fun

Posted: Thursday February 7 2019, 10:09 AM
By: @Keith

New Year Resolution

Posted: Thursday January 31 2019, 8:26 AM
By: @Keith

What's your favourite whistle made of?

Posted: Thursday January 17 2019, 8:54 AM
By: @Keith

Finger Exercises

Posted: Sunday January 6 2019, 4:54 AM
By: @Keith

Tutorial (low D)

Posted: Wednesday December 26 2018, 1:34 PM
By: @Keith

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

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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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