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Keith
@keith • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well.......regardless of what my scales are saying, I'm back to wearing 38" jeans again......yippee!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"That's depressing about your weight scale, Keith.  Raspberry pi... i had to look it up.  Sounds like lots of fun to work on!  Maybe the modern version of..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"I've been back to my ukes & harmonicas for a bit just lately, but today was all about my Raspberry Pi computers...........you've got to have a change,..."
Keith
@keith • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"My sister was at the doctors the other day, & she was weighed by them, when she came back, she declared my scales under weighing by about 14lbs, that is..."
Chifmunk
@chifmunk • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Posted a new Comment on What is the first ornamentation a beginner should add to their playing?:
"There's one beginner technique that I struggle with but I wouldn't really call it a 'fingering ornament'... it's just about getting in the habit of playing..."
Chifmunk
@chifmunk • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well it's 19 degrees F here this morning.. pretty darn cold.  I certainly won't be playing any whistles outside.  Maybe carve a whistle out of an icicle? "
LarryS
@larrys • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Pouring rain here, bouncing off the road. My daughter will be home from school soon and she will be quite wet!"
Keith
@keith • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"After some lovely weather recently, it has now turned much colder, & the fingers aren't working as well in the cold!"
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 1
Created a new Group discussion "What is the first ornamentation a beginner should add to their playing?":
"What would you say the first simple fingering 'ornament' should be that a beginner would do best to add as a start from just plain blowing the notes and..."
Ornamentation & Technique
Strumelia
@strumelia • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Langspil":
"Yes, chromatically fretted. 3 steel strings- two of them open drones, and only the melody string with frets under it.  Thanks, I'm really enjoying it!"
Keith
@keith • one month ago • 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 • one month ago • 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..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Langspil":
"I just got a custom langspil (a traditional Icelandic zither) a couple weeks ago and have been really enjoying playing it.  The biggest struggle is with my..."
Strumelia
@strumelia • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Do you think they were made for these companies by Susato?Are these new or used whistles that you got? How do they play and sound? And do you have the..."
Keith
@keith • one month ago • 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 • one month 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 month 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..."
LarryS
@larrys • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Low whistles are airy. Its basically a tube of air with holes in. Still nice sounding, unique"
Keith
@keith • one month 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..."
LarryS
@larrys • one month ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: 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 • one month 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."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDqI46zfUV8&list=PL9CRnS8InnK4TaaDA0biS1dfnrAzH7yP9    "
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Well I did post the url but I guess the site converts it... Low D improv"
Keith
@keith • 2 months 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 months 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..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"A bit of improv on my Kerry Optima low D Low D improv"
Keith
@keith • 2 months 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 months 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 months 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)...."
Strumelia
@strumelia • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Keith: OK, here's a first attempt with it. It's got a lovely tone in F, Keith!  Very pleasant to listen to.  :) Here's a challenge for you-  at certain..."
Keith
@keith • 2 months 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 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"OK, here's a first attempt with it. ZOOM0003 New..."
LarryS
@larrys • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "The Drifting Thread":
"Be good to see and hear it Keith"
Keith
@keith • 2 months 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 months 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..."
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