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The Cuckoo - penny whistle


musician/member name: Music
Duration: 00:02:34
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A beautiful traditional English folk tune played on a Dixon polymer Bb (B flat) penny whistle.
Have only been playing whistle a few months here- sorry, my playing is still pretty rough- but am making slow progress. :)
Jennifer Wren
03/15/17 08:02:41PM @jennifer-wren:

Ooh, I like it!


Strumelia
03/12/17 06:47:34PM @strumelia:

Thanks so much for your comments my friends!  love

Maria, a low G whistle is pretty large and covering the bottom holes is a bear if you are not used to it yet and don't practice the 'piper's grip'.  My whistles in A and Bb are way easier to play than my low G... just saying you might want to try the Bb or A as it's a bit easier than the low G to make the reaches.

I have found that there's a huge difference between brands in the same key.  Some brands require lots of air push, some are more 'chiffy' and some are clear toned.  not everyone seeks the same kind of tone.  

I really enjoy being able to play a sweet chirpy playful tune on high D or Eb wistle... then switch to a rich foggy low Bb or A whistle for a different tune.  So fun!


Monica
03/12/17 09:08:58AM @monica:

very pretty tune!


sleepingangel
03/11/17 10:30:56PM @sleepingangel:

That's great for only a few months!! I actually bought a Dixon Low G and find it's really hard to play that big hole at the bottom. I'm still plugging along. I started about two months ago but asthma has hindered my playing of it and the NA flute :( you are getting me inspired to pick it up soon!~I bought a cool little book from a man in England. It's a little spiral bound book and the man is Martin Dardis. It came really quickly and it only cost 22 US dollars including shipping. He's got a web site with a wealth of info and tunes!! if you need the link let me know.

When my husband and I were in Mystic Ct there was an Irish shop and they had Tin Walton (might be brass not sure) and it was in C. I'm actually getting the clearest high notes from that little 13 dollar whistle!! 

I do love the lower tones though and If (and only if I improve) I may treat myself to a Bb. There's a lovely lady who owns a web site called "Harp and Dragon" and she sold me the Low G. Her prices were better than even that Hobgoblin shop!!

Thanks again for sharing. You are doing great!

Maria

 


JenniferC
03/01/17 04:15:31PM @jenniferc:

That was really lovely! 


Kat Vallish
03/01/17 02:51:48PM @kat-vallish:

I think it sounds beautiful.  Love the tune. 

 


Lexie R Oakley
03/01/17 10:56:14AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Beautiful Lisa, you did great keep them coming.


Steven Berger
02/28/17 09:30:08PM @steven-berger:

Sounds good, Lisa! Keep up the good work!

 

Steven


Jan Potts
02/28/17 08:38:47PM @jan-potts:

What a nice shot with that lovely window behind you and the music wafting all around.  I could imagine this used as part of a historic soundtrack.  Well done, Lisa!


Cynthia Wigington
02/28/17 06:50:42PM @cynthia-wigington:

Just lovely Lisa - you are making more than "slow" progress with the penny whistle. I could just picture a country boy walking down a country road with his dog, playing this song as he went. Very atmospheric, and such a nice penny whistle.


Mary MacGowan
02/28/17 06:39:28PM @mary-macgowan:

This is a real charmer! I play recorder... this must be really hard to play smoothly! Very pretty, Strumelia!