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 Post subject: CP: Open Whistle Tour
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:22 pm 
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Eric Segret, the maker of the Open Whistles, as mentioned in this thread - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=85405 is graciously making two low D Open Whistles available for us to try. Below are videos of the whistles in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUJ5AtxklGM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu2t9qaoAYk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvUERSgZieA

If you're interested, please P M me your name and address. Lower 48 and C & F members only at this time. I'm impressed with the tone and am looking forward to trying them. I suspect they will start they're journey in mid February.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:37 am 
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Pourquoi pas en Europe?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:43 am 
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KTM - I'm in the states so logistically it's easier this way but you might want to contact Eric about the possibilities of a European tour.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:00 am 
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killthemessenger wrote:
Pourquoi pas en Europe?

D'accord.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:06 pm 
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OK, I just thought it strange that he's in France and the tour is in the US - not having considered where you live yourself.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:53 am 
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Hello,
The Open Whistle tour is an idea of ​​"retired". If someone wants to organize an Open Whistle tour in Europe, this is possible.
If you have questions about the Open Whistle, I can answer you.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Thanks Eric.


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Another vote for a European tour. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:48 pm 
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Anyone organizing a European tour ?


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The 2 Open Whistles have arrived from France and are now on their way to the first member that signed up for the tour. Looking forward to feedback about them.


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Am I missing something, or is this just a shakuhachi by a different name?

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AvienMael wrote:
Am I missing something, or is this just a shakuhachi by a different name?

From what I can tell from the photos and description, the sounding mechanism is similar - at least in general concept - to a shakuhachi (or a quena or several of the rim-blown Native American flutes) but the tuning is like a penny/tin/ITM whistle. So it manufacturer provides it with a new name...

I expect that, like the instruments above, it should provide some very interesting tones. It will be interesting to see how folks get along with it on some of the dance music.

Best wishes.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:51 am 
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I said that the "open whistle" was a new instrument because there are several differences with quenas and other instruments.

- The notch does not have a bevel. On the open whistle is just a rounding
- How to blowing is different and quena player will have difficulty to get a sound out the first time
- No shrinkage at the end of the instrument (bamboo node)
- No thumb hole
- Aluminum material

All this gives a really different sound !

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Moi aussi pour l'Europe, s'il vous plait!

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