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Pretty Saro - penny whistle


musician/member name: Strumelia
Duration: 00:02:01
description:
I'm practicing a tune from the American Appalachian ballad called Pretty Saro. I've been learning to play penny whistle..tin whistle..for two months now. As a beginner I have a long way to improve...but it's proving to be such an enjoyable journey!
I'm playing a Jerry Freeman tweaked Blackbird 'D' whistle.
Strumelia
11/19/16 12:26:03PM @strumelia:

Cynthia...even mid-range good quality pennywhistles are way cheaper than say lyres, ukes, or autoharps etc.   Just sayin'...  devil


Cynthia Wigington
11/19/16 09:20:49AM @cynthia-wigington:

Lisa you are doing great with that, and what a nice penny whistle. It sounds really really nice. No, no, no, not buying another instrument...I want one too though. And what a pretty setting with your beautiful orchid in the background.


Strumelia
10/28/16 10:58:22AM @strumelia:

Thank you so much my friends, your encouragement means a great deal to me.  gangnam1


Val Hughes
10/28/16 03:56:16AM @val-hughes:

You are well on the way, very well played.


Helen Seiler
10/26/16 04:43:22PM @helen-seiler:

This is beautiful Lisa and only two months in... wow. Well done!


Sam
10/26/16 05:29:35AM @sam:

Strumelia:

Thank you all for your nice comments.  inlove

Thanks to Jeffrey for putting the thought in my head to make a new video. smile

Sam, Iris' porch version in that movie is actually my Saro 'gold standard'- it's spine tingling, isn't it?  So wow, thank you!  

I've put in many hours this past two months on the whistle, and I'm pleased with the slow steady progress I'm making.  When i started it, I could barely play Hot Cross Buns..and had little idea what i was doing.  As opposed to a couple of more difficult-to-play kinds of instruments I've struggled with over the years, the whistle seems to return immediate results --when I put the time and effort into it.  That's real inspiration to keep at it!

flute hot

If sitting alone with eyes closed it is LITERALLY spine tingling. 


Jan Potts
10/25/16 12:40:33PM @jan-potts:

Lovely, Strumelia!  And--gracious!-- with all those embellishments, you really don't sound like a beginner!


Strumelia
10/25/16 10:46:18AM @strumelia:

Thank you all for your nice comments.  inlove

Thanks to Jeffrey for putting the thought in my head to make a new video. smile

Sam, Iris' porch version in that movie is actually my Saro 'gold standard'- it's spine tingling, isn't it?  So wow, thank you!  

I've put in many hours this past two months on the whistle, and I'm pleased with the slow steady progress I'm making.  When i started it, I could barely play Hot Cross Buns..and had little idea what i was doing.  As opposed to a couple of more difficult-to-play kinds of instruments I've struggled with over the years, the whistle seems to return immediate results --when I put the time and effort into it.  That's real inspiration to keep at it!

flute hot


Sam
10/25/16 04:54:29AM @sam:

Strumelia, your rendition is every bit as haunting as Iris DeMent's singing it in Songcatcher. You've learned so well in such a short time. 


Lexie R Oakley
10/24/16 11:43:58AM @lexie-r-oakley:

Very nice, you are doing very well Lisa.


Erin Hussey
10/24/16 08:48:30AM @erin-hussey:

nice tone quality and I love that ballad. 


Virginia Hogfiddler
10/24/16 01:31:08AM @virginia-hogfiddler:

Sounds Like you're doing good! I always wanted to learn to play one of those.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
10/23/16 10:10:35PM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Nice.  Not the easiest instrument to play.


Strumelia
10/23/16 09:55:13PM @strumelia:

Jeffrey, I too have a couple of instruments around the house that I have never managed to figure out very well.  shhh

Thank you, friends!


robert schuler
10/23/16 09:03:09PM @robert-schuler:

Your playing is wonderful... Thanks so much... Robert.


jeffrey charles foster
10/23/16 08:49:44PM @jeffrey-charles-foster:

ya know I have 2 penny whistles that I havent figured out yet and a native american flute too my dad made the flute for me