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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:19 am 
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You know that moment when enthusiasm overtakes reality? When a crazy idea becomes the most sensible thing in the world?

I've heard someone playing a whistle to backing music. A musician who can actually play properly. And somewhere in the depths of my silly mind I have decided it's a good idea to download my uninstalled music software to my ipad...uninstalled because I never used it...and make a backing noise of some description to play along with.

I'll no doubt get to the outer edge of frustration trying to create something to play along with, and then expect my lovely Clarke Sweetone to perform a miracle while it has the equivalent of an excitable child blowing into it.

But what else is enthusiasm and learning all about if not being adventurous? I think enthusiasm and excitement take us through the first part of learning, as we come up with new things to try.

Wish me luck :D


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You can do it. All it takes is a little sticktoitiveness. :thumbsup:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:51 am 
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Hi. I like playing Blues backing tracks (on YouTube) to improvise on whistle. If you get a key of E Blues backing track, the D whistle works well and can play a similar role to the harmonica in Blues.

E Blues Scale: E G A Bb B D E

You have to half-hole the Bb, but that works well and sounds good on whistle if you slide in and out of the Bb, like a harmonica bending notes.

-Brett


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:14 am 
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jimhanks wrote:
You can do it. All it takes is a little sticktoitiveness. :thumbsup:



Thanks :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:17 am 
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Bretton wrote:
Hi. I like playing Blues backing tracks (on YouTube) to improvise on whistle. If you get a key of E Blues backing track, the D whistle works well and can play a similar role to the harmonica in Blues.

E Blues Scale: E G A Bb B D E

You have to half-hole the Bb, but that works well and sounds good on whistle if you slide in and out of the Bb, like a harmonica bending notes.

-Brett


Thanks. I've found someone on YouTube who plays, and puts the music onscreen to play to. I'll be trying that out soon.

The blues thing sounds a good idea, something slower for my slower playing :thumbsup:


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It's all about having some fun whilst learning as far as I'm concerned. :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:00 pm 
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fatmac wrote:
It's all about having some fun whilst learning as far as I'm concerned. :thumbsup:


It is, thats so true. The fun keeps it interesting instead of becoming a chore doesn't it :D


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