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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:14 pm 
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I didnt know if this was the right place to post videos, or even if there is a right place...anyway.
I have a cheap tin whistle. It aint great but it was spotted at a gift shop in a museum and so I bought it.
https://youtu.be/jlMXrw_fkro

https://youtu.be/jlMXrw_fkro

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I enjoyed your recording of amazing grace! I'm a newbie whistler so don't feel able to comment much. I've played bagpipes for many years and the saxophone also.

One thing I learned was not to get too hung up on the quality of the instrument, sure it helps a lot; but getting the basics of tone, clean fingering and rhythm is most important; which is what I'm working on!


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 12:45 pm 
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andrewgibson wrote:
I enjoyed your recording of amazing grace! I'm a newbie whistler so don't feel able to comment much. I've played bagpipes for many years and the saxophone also.

One thing I learned was not to get too hung up on the quality of the instrument, sure it helps a lot; but getting the basics of tone, clean fingering and rhythm is most important; which is what I'm working on!

Thanks. Its not a great instrument to be honest. When I play a scale on it its ear piercing! Thankfully I have a better one on the way

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And I really enjoyed the beautiful tone on your Aulos 211 tenor recorder. Keep up the good work! :D

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Chifmunk wrote:
And I really enjoyed the beautiful tone on your Aulos 211 tenor recorder. Keep up the good work! :D

Thanks! :D

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Sorry but as the resident Hymn Pedant I must interject :)

Amazing Grace is a hymn, and a hymn is a set of words. (Pardon if you know all this stuff, many people aren't aware of it, even musicians sometimes.)

To sing a Hymn you have to pair it with a tune; traditionally any tune with a suitable meter is just as proper as any other tune with said meter.

I became aware of this from doing Church gigs. The choir director would tell me "we're singing such-and-such" (Hymn) and I would then have to ask "what tune?" or I might be ill-prepared for the gig (it happens).

So... Amazing Grace is usually heard sung to the tune NEW BRITAIN (tune titles are traditionally rendered in all-caps) but here is Amazing Grace sung to a different tune, FIDUCIA, my favourite version of all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmFKZmcGAW0

And here's Amazing Grace sung to the tune KINGSFOLD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCBrdCK7u9c

About your playing of NEW BRITAIN on the whistle, aren't you overblowing from time to time? People coming from other wind instruments often have a hard time getting used to how little wind many whistles take.

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pancelticpiper wrote:
Sorry but as the resident Hymn Pedant I must interject :)

Amazing Grace is a hymn, and a hymn is a set of words. (Pardon if you know all this stuff, many people aren't aware of it, even musicians sometimes.)

To sing a Hymn you have to pair it with a tune; traditionally any tune with a suitable meter is just as proper as any other tune with said meter.

I became aware of this from doing Church gigs. The choir director would tell me "we're singing such-and-such" (Hymn) and I would then have to ask "what tune?" or I might be ill-prepared for the gig (it happens).

So... Amazing Grace is usually heard sung to the tune NEW BRITAIN (tune titles are traditionally rendered in all-caps) but here is Amazing Grace sung to a different tune, FIDUCIA, my favourite version of all

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmFKZmcGAW0

And here's Amazing Grace sung to the tune KINGSFOLD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCBrdCK7u9c

About your playing of NEW BRITAIN on the whistle, aren't you overblowing from time to time? People coming from other wind instruments often have a hard time getting used to how little wind many whistles take.

Probably yes, but I'm only a beginner and this was from last year.

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People coming from other wind instruments often have a hard time getting used to how little wind many whistles take.

Also people coming from never having played a wind instrument at all... as I can vouch. :lol:

Thanks for the info about a 'hymn' being the words only, which can be set to various tunes. Good to know.
Reminds me of how non-musicians tend to refer to all tunes as 'songs' even when the tunes are completely instrumental.

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I will just stick calling the tune Amazing Grace seeing as I dont sing. Not keen on those other versions, although the banjo music itself was nice

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