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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:33 am 
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thx712517 wrote:
Now I need to find more music to learn.

Lots of options for that. Here's one...

Best wishes.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:30 am 
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My first whistle was a $2 clarke woodstock. And after developing a little more technical control, and and creating a proper block w/ bluetack I'm returning to it, it's not bad.

I see I came too late to this, but... The blackbird is good choice, it's my own favorite right now and sounds and plays wonderful, but I would suggest a dixon polymer d might be better for you. It's slightly quieter (and easy to tape a bit of the blade to quiet it more) and in my opinion just more expressive. I felt like, without the dixon polymer it would have taken longer to turn practice into results.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:06 pm 
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Blackbird is on the way! Now I need to find more music to learn.


I hope you love it as much as I do- it's really my favorite D whistle!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:07 pm 
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I'm looking forward to it. And don't worry, I plan on a Dixon whistle in my future. It'll just be the low D.

Edited to add: I ordered just in time it seems. The labium of my Meg seems to be falling apart. Maybe a casting defect but the right side seems to have bubbled up and come away from the side of the fipple. I guess that's what happens when you leave it in a car.

Edited again: Maybe not the car to blame. The other edge is starting to bubble and tear away from the side as well. Really odd. I hope I don't have plastic-dissolving spit. That would be a pathetic super power.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:45 pm 
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Got the Blackbird - amazing difference. Beautiful tone, flute-like, pure. It does clog up faster than the Clarke but is easily cleared. I do need to practice second octave as it isn’t as easy as the Clarke.


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