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 Post subject: SYNning!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:01 pm 
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I recently purchased a new whistle from Erle Bartlett, maker of SYN whistles. It is tuned to a Mid Eastern scale, ahava raba. Any other members have this whistle? What do you think of it?

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I'm afraid you seek in vain there Michael, yours is the only one I've made. Perhaps there are some out there made by Eric the Flutemaker.
I found it a nice little whistle for doodling, just going up and down the scale produces some almost recognizable Arabic style riffs. How do you find the fingering?

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Well! A One of a Kind! I feel quite honored. I really like the whistle quite a lot. The low note, played with the pinky, took a bit of getting used to but quite manageable. After playing it I have a strong desire to eat hummus and pita. I also got curious about Mid Eastern scales and there is a lot of information online. Interesting how different cultures develop their music. I'd be rather interested in having the same scale in a lower pitch. Or other "exotic" scales.

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sounds amazing. can you post some music, and maybe a video showing this pinky prowess?


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Sadly or gladly depending one one's point of view, I'm a Luddite. I have no idea how to post a video. Erle Bartlett of SYN whistles, the maker of this fine instrument, may be able to help.

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For Ahava Rabba and Klezmer on whistles check out the clips of Daniel Bingamon and Tony Hinnigan:
http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=106541

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Michael w6 wrote:
Sadly or gladly depending one one's point of view, I'm a Luddite. I have no idea how to post a video. Erle Bartlett of SYN whistles, the maker of this fine instrument, may be able to help.

Nah, don't have a whistle any more...

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