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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Hey everyone! I became interested in whistles about three weeks ago so I'm a newbie. I've been lurking on the boards and seeing a lot of information. Of course with things like this there are no 'best' whistles so I was having a really hard time identifying which whistle would provide the sound I fell in love with.

I started with a Clarke Original which was too breathy for me, especially as a beginner. I then acquired a Clarke SweeTone which, while it very was easier to play, still sounded very different from the sound I wanted.

I finally found the Clips and Snips website which gave me a chance to hear each brand and eventually I decided on the Tweaked Generation in D from the Whistle Shop.

Finally, this is the sound I was so in love with. :)

Was it this hard for everyone else to find a whistle? I also live in Alaska, so the only one carried in town was the Clarke Original and the others all had to be shipped. That might have made the search seem much more difficult.

Anyways, I'm a bright eyed and bushy tailed new tin whistler and I'm currently learning from the Clarke tin whistle book. Hope to make some friends around these forums and some day have some advice of my own to give. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:41 am 
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Welcome Walrus! You're in for a great deal of fun with the whistle.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:20 am 
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Hello The_walrus0, welcome to the forum.
You just can't go wrong with a Freeman Tweaked whistle.


Speaking of The Whistle shop, I recieved a Freeman Tweaked Feadog from them yesterday.
I don't know if Jerry started making them again or if it is old inventory.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Indeed welcome to the board. You will love that Jerry Gen just as we all do.

Don't be surprised though when you might find yourself yearning for particular sound or feature. I've come to believe that while you can play anything with any whistle, some tunes just sound incredible on certain whistles. There are others who also make some really nice whistles and are contributors to this board. For example, Paul Busman (brewerpaul who welcomed you a couple of messages earlier) just made for me a stunning curly maple D+ that has become my and my friends favorite for accompanying her fiddle on Ashokan Farewell.

Anyway, welcome and enjoy the ride. You've come to the right place.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:46 am 
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Angus MacKenzie teaches a series of whistle lessons on Youtube. I find this to be the most helpful learning aid I have found since I began whistles. I think if you check it out you will find it to be very helpful. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:54 am 
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Whistling Pops wrote:
Angus MacKenzie teaches a series of whistle lessons on Youtube.

Link?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:26 am 
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For what it's worth here's a link to a blog that talks about the MacKenzie tutorials and videos.

Or if you prefer you can also watch the videos from the Feis Rois YouTube channel.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:06 am 
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The_walrus0 wrote:
Hey everyone! I became interested in whistles about three weeks ago ... I was having a really hard time identifying which whistle would provide the sound ... I started with a Clarke Original ... I then acquired a Clarke SweeTone ... I decided on the Tweaked Generation ... Finally ... Was it this hard for everyone else to find a whistle?
Amusing. :) I'd wager there will be more whistles. It's entirely too soon to be shouting "mission accomplished". :) Whoa takes time to get going in some.

Glad you like your Gen.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:12 pm 
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Feadoggie wrote:
Or if you prefer you can also watch the videos from the Feis Rois YouTube channel.[/url]

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Thanks Feadoggie. This is the link but I didn't know to post a link.

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he showed you when you quoted him... it is all about the start and end URL
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the address (url) goes in between the tags... (with no extra blanks at either end, inside the tags)

or you can take some text, stick the tags around it and add the address after a "="

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working on it

http://www.youtube.com/user/FeisRois/videos

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ya should'a been around when Wordstar was the thing!

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Thanks Denny! You have helped me become a little less computer illiterate :)

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alway here to help throw horseshoes to the drowning :D


wordstar was a word processor in the pre-WYSIWYG days, it is not worth researching :D

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...yeah but Wordstar was no Visicalc or Apple Writer, that's for sure.... :D

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