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 Post subject: New here
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:03 am 
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Hi, I'm Peter and I'm kind of trying to play the recorder and tin whistle (I can play the guitar though :D) Hope to get more inspired or find some relevant advice here, and just have a whale of a time, because you guys seem to be a merry bunch. Thank you for having me!


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 Post subject: Re: New here
PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:01 pm 
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Greetings Peter!

Welcome to the forums. There are some truly knowledgeable and helpful people around here. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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Benhall.1, thank you for the warm welcome! :)


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Welcome aboard. :)

I just joined a couple of weeks ago, I'm trying to learn fluting, (fife, flute, piccolo), but I used to play recorders, used to have sopranino, soprano, alto, & tenor. Always fancied a bass, but never got around to it.

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fatmac wrote:
Welcome aboard. :)

I just joined a couple of weeks ago, I'm trying to learn fluting, (fife, flute, piccolo), but I used to play recorders, used to have sopranino, soprano, alto, & tenor. Always fancied a bass, but never got around to it.


Hi fatmac! You do have a quite a range of instruments to choose from :D


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I've got harmonicas & ukuleles too. :D

(Ukes I've had since 2015, harmonicas I started getting to grips with about 8 months ago.)

Edit: My flute I had had since about 2002, but I could never get the embouchure right, so I'm having another go at it, & I always wanted to try a piccolo, & one came up at a sensible price, both are pre used. The fife I bought to practice my embouchure.

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Welcome- with either whistle or recorder you're in for a lot of fun and personal satisfaction.

Back in the day there used to be quite a bit of (mostly)good natured animosity against recorders, but that has largely disappeared.
I think a lot of us came to whistle via the recorder. This can be a blessing or a curse. I was a pretty decent recorder player before I started the whistle, playing in a semi-pro Baroque consort. I had a heck of a time breaking my old recorder habits in adapting to the whistle.The fingering of a Soprano is similar but different to that of a D whistle. The so called C Soprano is really a D scale instrument with some extra length added on to give the player a low Eb and D. Breathing and tongueing are different on the two also.
Some ornaments on the two instruments are written the same way but played quite differently.
You might do well to decide on either whistle or recorder and get pretty solid on that instrument before you add the other instrument.
One other word of advice-- don't show up at a serious Irish session with a recorder. Most will not be happy with you.

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