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by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jan 30, 2024 8:40 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Becker whistles
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: Becker whistles

Not sure what you mean by this. No idea why you think I'd assume that experienced players are or are not likely to try these whistles. Experienced players use whistles of all kinds, including very cheap ones and ones sold on all sorts of different websites. I really don't get your point. During my ...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:20 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Becker whistles
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: Becker whistles

Anyway, someone on Reddit said that Becker apparently retired last year. So it looks like I probably can't buy one from him anyway. :( Did you read my post at all, I wonder. Or the website, for that matter. (Hint: see the quote from the website in my post). I also know that many people on here are ...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jan 29, 2024 4:31 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Becker whistles
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: Becker whistles

Did you check the Becker website? Hi fellow musicians! Thanks for over 13 years and almost 4,000 whistles! The last day to order was March 7th, 2023. I will be spending retirement time with my beautiful wife of 47+ years. It has been a pleasure my friends! The shop is.......closed....... Also, did y...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jan 22, 2024 5:09 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Best beginner whistle for ensemble?
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: Best beginner whistle for ensemble?

I think you will have yo bear in mind the whistle is not a push button instrument. In other eords, you can not expect to blown into a whistle and expect an in tune scale to pop out without effort. A lot is up to the player. So a group of (relative) beginners will always be challenging to bring toget...
by Mr.Gumby
Sat Jan 20, 2024 11:27 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Low Whistle Player
Replies: 14
Views: 1788

Re: Low Whistle Player

And off it goes ... Déjà vu all over again :P
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jan 16, 2024 7:19 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Instrument fashion in Irish music
Replies: 69
Views: 59892

Re: Instrument fashion in Irish music

FWIW, Charlie Lennon, briefly mentioned in the blog linked above was the subject of the Rolling Wave special, see : Charlie Lennon celebrated by The Rolling Wave And I'll add this one, which I just stumbled into, a 1957 programme by Ciarán McMathúna: Ballinakill ceili band . Which, coincidentally, f...
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Jan 11, 2024 9:48 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Tweaking a whistle with a dirty/harsh sound
Replies: 146
Views: 47117

Re: Tweaking a whistle with a dirty/harsh sound

The Cs have always been very tight and hardest to get off without damage. 'Throw' it into a Bb tube, that will do it (may need a few attempts).
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jan 09, 2024 1:43 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

. You see, what I'm doing is not "digging," but attempting to engage intelligently with people's points
:lol: You really can't leave well enough alone, can you? I am not going to bite.
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jan 09, 2024 12:30 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

I had wondered what exactly you had in mind when you brought up that argument. When this was the example you came up with I couldn't help giving you a little :poke: Take that how you will but I hope you can see the irony that made me smile. No, it really doesn't. Because there are many examples of m...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jan 09, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

Oops, my mistake. All the same, it's pretty cool that you can play Galician music on it. Puts your argument in favour of the whistle as modern ITM moves towards more chromatism in a different light though, doesn't it? :poke: Please stop digging. Everything that could be said on this tread has been ...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Jan 09, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

Then you can play more modern ITM stuff that incorporates elements of chromaticism into it, notably melodic minor. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgPufcmYUlo FYI, that's Galician music. Nothing to do whatsoever with Irish music, modern or otherwise. And, again, if you need a whistle f...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jan 08, 2024 1:32 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

What's your point exactly? Are you arguing it's unreasonable to think that a tapered-bore whistle is too quiet for large sessions? :really: Or are you just out of things to say? The fact you have been talking about your whistle as if it is the greatest thing since sliced bread and then in the end c...
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jan 08, 2024 10:47 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

Just let it die, please :party: (it should have been let go pages ago).

After all that
Yes, I have one. But it's not really fit for sessions, because it's too quiet. Thus, I don't play it a lot any more.
really takes the cake. :sleep:
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Jan 08, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Double hole whistles?
Replies: 177
Views: 12124

Re: Double hole whistles?

second, "pulling out a different whistle" might work for F major, but not for other keys that fiddles sometimes play in, like E major or B major, for example. Good luck finding an affordable E whistle. I have a Sindt B, I suppose I am covered. Only I have yet to encounter a fiddle tune he...