General mountain dulcimer or music discussions
Gina, do you have any breathing tips/exercises for Penny whistle? I’m a vocalist so I’m used to BIG breaths and big sounds (large framed baritone guy). I’ve never played a wind instrument before. I always over blow.
ill research this Quarentune, also- it sounds like a blast
QuaranTUNE is awesome, there will be another one in December but registration will open some time in November. Their website is virtualdulcimerfest.com
The North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association festival is on November 17, 18, and 19. Registration closes on October 31 but the guy said they typically leave it open for a day or two for those that get paid on the first. Their classes are $11 each hour.
Guy George is teaching 5 PW (penny whistle) classes, Scott Reeder is teaching 1, Lorinda Jones is 1 or 2, and Aubrey Atwater has 2.
If you google the name, NGFDA.com it will take you there. I'm taking 3 or 4 of the PW classes. I was going to take a couple more but I have to pick between a couple of PW classes and want the Ukulele (UK) or Mountain Dulcimer (MD) class more. I think I'm going to register for 11 or 12 classes but I won't know if they're available/not full until I go through registration after I get my deposit.
There are lots of things you can do for breathing. I find that if I blow to hard the lower notes squeak and sound awful. My Clarke is a really good whistle. I'm still learning for sure. The higher notes are easy for me. They just take a little bit more air. I bet you know more breathing exercises than me. By far! I do okay and I haven't played my clarinet in years but I do sing while performing on the Ukulele in my senior group. So that helps keep me remember to breath deep while practicing. I use a C-pap at night to help with my breathing and my pulmonologist says my lungs are really good.