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Chifmunk
@chifmunk • 6 days ago
@chifmunk is now following @papasims
Strumelia
@strumelia • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"Aww... that's a sweetie pie Norman.  "
Norman
@norman • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Show Us Your Pets!":
"We lost Pax last year, and Lilly missed him terribly. We got her a new buddy, Marley. Never a dull moment."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes anyone?":
"Have fun at the jam!  Banjo, mtn dulcimer and PW seem like a great trio of 'tools' to take for that scenario. (I play all three, as you may know..."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes anyone?":
"I'm finishing up a pre-tuned G kit from Stellar Flutes.  With the pentatonic scale I really do like the improvisational aspect of playing.  This really is a..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Native American Flutes anyone?":
"I've managed to so far resist the 'siren call' of Native American flutes.  I love how they sound, but I suspect the NA flute scales probably don't lend..."
Papasims
@papasims • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Native American Flutes anyone?":
"Loving the penny whistle and its sweet sounds, but it has somehow led me to be listening to and learning more about NA flutes.  Just wondering if anyone else..."
Norman
@norman • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"They are referred to as "original" on the Clark web site.  I should have checked that out before posting. "
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"Nice little set Norman!   So- all four of those are what you mean by "traditional Clarks"?"
Norman
@norman • 2 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"Here are my Clarks. They come painted and plain. The one on the right is the Commemorative whistle marking Clarks 100th year."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"Norman do you mean the black painted one with the gold diamond pattern?"
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago • comments: 9
Posted a new Comment on Is there a reliable low cost beginner whistle that's well made and reliable?:
"I have to say that for a low cost (under $20) whistle the traditional Clark is an easy playing, sweet whistle. The conical tube gives it a nice breathy..."
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on My Mack Hoover Bb whistle:
"I know you enjoy such a fine looking instrument. We would love to hear how it sounds."
Papasims
@papasims • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"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..."
Chifmunk
@chifmunk • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Favorite whistles":
"I love my polymer black Susato 'Kildare' whistles.  Especially the lowest two with the single key so I can easily reach the low holes!        I also like..."
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Favorite whistles":
"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..."
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago
@norman is now following @forums
Papasims
@papasims • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"@norman I have contacted Mack Hoover about a Bb, but as per your statement, "...it takes a whisper of breath to play it" I have backed way off my Dixon Bb..."
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"Paradigms, both of my Hoover's are phenolic resin. Check out his web site. Lots of interesting information and sound clips."
Papasims
@papasims • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"@norman is your Hoover a brass or composite whistle.  I would like to have a nice playing Bb and the Dixon brass isn't doing it for me...course I'm really a..."
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"I have a Hoover Bb that takes less than a whisper of breath to make sing. I play at hospitals and assisted living centers and all my whistles are much too..."
Papasims
@papasims • 3 weeks ago • comments: 2
Posted a new Comment on My Mack Hoover Bb whistle:
"A very impressive looking whistle!  If she sings like she looks I'm sure it's your new favorite. Is this a brass whistle?  How would you compare it to you..."
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"@Papasims, I like the tone of the Dixon brass "Trad" models.  I have them in high E, D, C, Bb, and low G.  They all sound pretty nice except the C, which I..."
Papasims
@papasims • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"I now have a Tony Dixon brass Bb.  It's giving me fits getting the breathing right and the holes covered correctly.  Slow and deliberate is the course to..."
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago
@norman is now following @papasims
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What tune are you working on this week?":
"I'm currently trying to get Inisheer under my fingers. It is a nice G tune that is pretty simple. There are several You Tube versions to study."
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago • comments: 104
Posted a new Comment on @strumelia:
"Thank you. I'm looking forward to having a lot of fun here."
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
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Chifmunk
@chifmunk • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"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!"
Norman
@norman • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Thanks for adding me":
"I believe  the "screeching thing" is caused more by mis-fingering a hole than by breath. With practice it becomes less an issue. Breath control is harder to..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on What is your source of learning?:
"When I get discouraged (in any instrument) I figure it means I need to check back into playing a simpler tune than the ones I'm struggling with, and..."
Papasims
@papasims • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on What is your source of learning?:
"Thanks for that info, will be looking up those sites."
jdneiceltd
@jdneiceltd • 3 weeks ago • comments: 4
Posted a new Comment on What is your source of learning?:
"There is a tin whistle site called The Session.  Hundreds of pieces of music in categories  jigs reels hornpipe etc. They also have samples of each tune...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on @norman:
"Welcome to Pennywhistleclub, Norman!  "
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