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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:10 am 
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I downloaded the sheet from ABCNotation and read through it a few times. I did play it on my recorder but I find the tin whistle has a certain charm about it. I just need time to practice, and a sound proofed room :lol:

https://youtu.be/nCxbM4RdTho

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 6:51 am 
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Why did you post this to 'Irish Traditional Music'? It's not Irish.

Not charming either, but that's a different matter. You're blowing much too hard in places and have a number of wrong notes in the middle section.

I'd like to be nice and encouraging because you're a beginner, but nobody needs to hear your first attempts at everything. And your current avatar (with one instrument at each nostril) comes over as plain lack of respect for the instruments and their traditions if you want to be taken seriously here...

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I have taught myself during my time on this forum not to listen to clips or pay attention to other vanity projects. Once you listen, you will inevitably come up with comments you will want to make. It's perhaps an odd compulsion but there you have it. Mind you, I have taken my share of hassle, hate mail and the odd threat of violence and death during the time I did shoot off the odd comment and said what I thought. Eventually I reached the conclusion some things are irreparable and not worth the attention or aggravation that making any sort of comment will trigger. Things best ignored, in other words.

Perhaps it's time for a separate vanity/validation forum to segregate compulsive clip posters? If that nomer is deemed unsuitable for a forum, we can always call it a safe area and not allow honest comments.

Disclaimer: That last bit was obviously tongue in cheek. If and when you post clips etc, you implicitly invite comment. You accept the comment, even if it's not what you hoped for

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What?? Tough crowd you lot. I'm a beginner. Just wanted to share my efforts but whatever

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 10:35 am 
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Please delete this thread and possibly my account!

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:33 pm 
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AuLoS303 wrote:
What?? Tough crowd you lot.

No. Patient (so far). But honest (because it's ultimately not helpful to be anything else).

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I'm a beginner.

'I'd like to be nice and encouraging because you're a beginner,'

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Just wanted to share my efforts but whatever

'but nobody needs to hear your first attempts at everything.'

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Please delete this thread and possibly my account!

Perhaps you could think about what people (yes, including me) have actually said, and whether there's anything to be learned from that as a beginner? But please also understand that whatever you upload and link to is out there inviting whatever comment folk choose to make whether to your liking or not. So you might hate what I've said and you might hate me for saying it, but what good would it do you for everyone just to say 'this is all great'?

Strange as it may seem, I spend my life trying to be as helpful and encouraging as possible to beginner and developing musicians while being self-critical and protective enough of my own work to be incredibly guarded about accepting performing or recording gigs. I'm never critical of anyone or their work for the sake of it, but only as far as I need to be to help steer them in the right direction. Now you can think I'm both full of myself and cruel, or consider what I've actually said and why it's upsetting you. It's not the first time we've seen the enthusiastic beginner flooding the place with clips and won't be the last. Perhaps you might even look at the next one day and smile?

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Peter Duggan wrote:
AuLoS303 wrote:
What?? Tough crowd you lot.

No. Patient (so far). But honest (because it's ultimately not helpful to be anything else).

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I'm a beginner.

'I'd like to be nice and encouraging because you're a beginner,'

Quote:
Just wanted to share my efforts but whatever

'but nobody needs to hear your first attempts at everything.'

AuLoS303 wrote:
Please delete this thread and possibly my account!

Perhaps you could think about what people (yes, including me) have actually said, and whether there's anything to be learned from that as a beginner? But please also understand that whatever you upload and link to is out there inviting whatever comment folk choose to make whether to your liking or not. So you might hate what I've said and you might hate me for saying it, but what good would it do you for everyone just to say 'this is all great'?

Strange as it may seem, I spend my life trying to be as helpful and encouraging as possible to beginner and developing musicians while being self-critical and protective enough of my own work to be incredibly guarded about accepting performing or recording gigs. I'm never critical of anyone or their work for the sake of it, but only as far as I need to be to help steer them in the right direction. Now you can think I'm both full of myself and cruel, or consider what I've actually said and why it's upsetting you. It's not the first time we've seen the enthusiastic beginner flooding the place with clips and won't be the last. Perhaps you might even look at the next one day and smile?

I'm hardly 'flooding the place with clips'. Ive posted 2 so far!

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AuLoS303 wrote:
I'm hardly 'flooding the place with clips'. Ive posted 2 so far!

http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=104768
http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=104755
http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=104714
http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=104689
http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=104661
http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=104652

I've commented on two of them so far.

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Oh well, 6 posts.
I must be careful not to break the forum...

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AuLoS303 wrote:
Oh well, 6 posts.
I must be careful not to break the forum...


Let me try. What Peter is saying is you really don't play very well yet. Time will doubtless improve things. Until you can get pitches, rhythms, and/or fingerlings correct people are likely to be unforgiving. The problem with whistle, and to some degree recorder is that they are easy to play....badly. My suggestion is that you spend a bit more time getting pitches and rhythms secure and then post. I suspect you'll find folks more supportive.


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