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by learn2turn
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: What effect does bore size have
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: What effect does bore size have

You know what is an interesting exercise is.... You should be able to find a free spectrum analyzer app that runs on your smartphone. Maybe on a desktop also but I haven't tried it. I have one called "Spectroid" on my Android phone. I've turned it on and played some whistle notes into it. ...
by learn2turn
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Cuts on second octave
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Cuts on second octave

I watched a couple tutorials on cuts and they go up to B on the first octave. Obviously you can't cut a C#; I suppose you could substitute a tap. I've tried to figure out how to do cuts on the second octave. I noticed with a D 0xxxxx if I try to do a cut like 0x0xxx, it goes down not up. And with xx...
by learn2turn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Forum Support
Topic: Can my username be changed?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Can my username be changed?

I type-oed my user name when I joined. I can't find a way to change it. it was supposed to be "learn2turn" but a key bounced and it came out as "leearn2turn". Is it possible for an admin to change it.

-l2t
by learn2turn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Forum Support
Topic: Responses to User Instrument forum.
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Re: Responses to User Instrument forum.

Thanks for the info. The messages still appear in the Outbox so I guess they have not been read.

-l2t
by learn2turn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Forum Support
Topic: Responses to User Instrument forum.
Replies: 13
Views: 189

Responses to User Instrument forum.

I know that follow-ups aren't the correct course of action in the Used instrument forum. I responded to two ads via private message about a week ago a day or two after each ad was posted. I haven't heard anything back. Is there any way to tell if my message was received and viewed? I included my ema...
by learn2turn
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Another music reading question
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Another music reading question

I wonder; in the grand total collection of all Irish/Celtic music composed to date, are there more than half a dozen whole notes used? Is Irish/Celtic music originally composed mainly for dance? If so, maybe that's why. I have a stronger background in bluegrass which also includes AABB fiddles tune...
by learn2turn
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: What effect does bore size have
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: What effect does bore size have

...As the bore gets narrower the fundamental gets weaker and the 2nd octave becomes easier to achieve. ... Not what I would have expected to hear. My narrower bore high-D whistles, Oak, Generation, Feadog, I find to have an ear-splitting second octave and the highest notes-- B,C#,D are very hard to...
by learn2turn
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: What effect does bore size have
Replies: 11
Views: 505

What effect does bore size have

I'm a beginner and I was looking at some of my high D whistles comparing bore sizes. I noticed that my Oak slides exactly into my Dixon Trad while my Dixon Trad fits exactly in my Walton Mellow. So now I'm curious. With respect to both sound and playability, what are the effects of bore size? Is the...
by learn2turn
Sun May 30, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Slur 1st to 2nd Octave.
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Re: Slur 1st to 2nd Octave.

Peter Duggan wrote: Sun May 30, 2021 12:35 pm I... 'd also normally do it XOOOOO to OXXXXX ....
I was thinking of trying that. I normally use XXXXXX for both octaves out of force of habit but I figured I could try OXXXXX as it's more likely not to slide between octaves.

-l2t
by learn2turn
Sat May 29, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Slur 1st to 2nd Octave.
Replies: 8
Views: 647

Slur 1st to 2nd Octave.

I am a beginner and I just started to try to play some slow airs where virtually all the notes in a phrase are slurred together. I am find slurring from the low to high octave a bear, like B to D, one finger to six up three half steps in tone. I can easily do that when tonguing but if I slur it, I g...
by learn2turn
Tue May 25, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Got my first Low-D
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Got my first Low-D

I'll also 2nd the vote in favor of daily practice, with one addition. This quote comes from a book on weight-training: "Practice makes perfect, but practice perfect". The idea is, some portion of your practice time should be devoted to slow+relaxed+accurate playing. The speed will come by...
by learn2turn
Tue May 25, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Got my first Low-D
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Got my first Low-D

I mostly play mandolin, bluegrass and a tad of jazz chording. But I found a book on playing whistle in my Dad's old pile of sheet music a couple years ago and bought a few cheap whistles so I'd have something to noodle around with when traveling. This winter I tore a ligament in a knuckle skiing and...
by learn2turn
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Tuning Dixon Alto A DX007A
Replies: 9
Views: 3166

Re: Tuning Dixon Alto A DX007A

Okay, I gave it a good firm twist and got it to turn. Now I can adjust it. But, it's still flat (434hz) and the tube is all the way in against the stop inside the fipple. Am I going to have to trim the tube? If so, is there a recommended procedure? Re cents, I don't know what the tuner app on my pho...
by learn2turn
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Anybody there with experience in Tony Dixon Alto-Whistle?
Replies: 9
Views: 4692

Re: Anybody there with experience in Tony Dixon Alto-Whistle

Oh one last thought. I really like the fipple shape. The curve on the bottom feels very natural and I like that it's a simple cylinder without any extra material.
by learn2turn
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Anybody there with experience in Tony Dixon Alto-Whistle?
Replies: 9
Views: 4692

Re: Anybody there with experience in Tony Dixon Alto-Whistle

I'm very much a novice player so a more-competent player might have different observations. I recently bought a Dixon A brass as I wanted a lower whistle. I really like the tone. There's quite a bit of air to it. The thing I like about whistles is a mournful tone more so than a bright tone which is ...