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 Post subject: Mountain Made Low D
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:02 am 
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Has anyone played any of the Mountain Made Whistles? The low d is supposedly playable with Fingertips... whistlesmith.com


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Made Low D
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:49 pm 
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Has anyone played any of the Mountain Made Whistles? The low d is supposedly playable with Fingertips... whistlesmith.com


I have not played one. I do not think there is a low D to be played by fingertips. Unless it is off pitch and the buyer accepts off pitch. Or the very seldom person with long double jointed fingers?

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Made Low D
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I’m highly skeptical of the claims. Some actual sounds clips on the page would help. Better yet a tour of the low D.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:13 am 
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NO Bagpipe fingering is used to play this instrument!


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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Made Low D
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Why? Does somebody consider it advantageous to play with their fingertips? What would the advantage be?

The disadvantage is to throw the hands into a position of greater strain.

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I wouldn't be able to cope with the offset finger holes. It's just not natural for me. They have to be straight.

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 Post subject: Re: Mountain Made Low D
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Straight holes? No thanks, I want mine round.

Oh, sorry, wrong forum. :D

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I bought a low D flute with offset holes, it was, possibly a mistake, as I can now cover the normal in line holes quite well, however, it doesn't preclude one from playing it, you just use the second joint of your finger, instead of the tip, on those holes.

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I wouldn't be able to cope with the offset finger holes. It's just not natural for me. They have to be straight.

I have a Doug Tipple transverse flute with what he calls "ergonomic" holes. They seem to be oval and slanted in a direction that doesn't feel right to my fingers. I find it difficult to play.

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