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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:05 am 
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It was kind of the transition to making complete whistles for me. I started out a few years ago with plastic quenas (but without the thumbhole, so they play like whistles). But I had problems making a proper mouthpiece. That got solved later when I switched to the square aluminium tubing.
At the moment though, I concentrate more on the flutes. (Don't tell anyone but it's much easier to make a nice-sounding flute than a whistle.)


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(Don't tell anyone but it's much easier to make a nice-sounding flute than a whistle.)


I wouldn't dream of doing so......... :D :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:52 pm 
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I don't doubt it Sedi.

The thing about whistles is that we players want them to do everything a flute does, but a whistle has so much less to work with.

A flute, in effect, can change its windway height and width, change its window length, and change the angle at which the airstream hits the blade while on whistles all these things are fixed.

So, a whistlemaker is confronted with a complex set of conflicting requirements necessitating a large number of compromises.

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