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Song 7 - Be Thou My Vision
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Author:  Blackhawk [ Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:23 pm ]
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Very nice, Shan! You've obviously been playing for a while, and this clip shows it. Nice! Now let's hear more!

Author:  Judy K [ Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:03 pm ]
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What a great version of "Be Thou My Blessing", Shan!

How long have you been playing the whistle? My Susato never sounded that fine ... :D

Author:  Shan [ Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:23 pm ]
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Thank you thank you for the compliments! Actually, I haven't been playing the whistle very long-- 6 months or so? I bought a Feadog D on a lark while on vacation about 2 years ago, but didn't do very much with it once I learned the fingerings until relatively recently. However, I started playing the flute way back in middle school, and I do practice A LOT before I post. I got my susato about a month ago-- and the funny thing is, I HATED the way it sounded until I started trying to play music from memory. Somehow just focusing on the tune and not the dots put me in a completely different head space regarding this whistle. (Though I still don't like my susato D very much-- how odd.)

I guess in the interest of full disclosure I need to admit that while I have the basic tune memorized, I don't play from memory while I'm recording because my mind goes blank when I click the little record button if I'm not looking at the dots. I should probably also admit that there are plenty of places in the tune where I had to really amplify the sound because it didn't come across very well through the microphone. Not sure if that's my playing or the side effect of a cheapie lapel mic. :)

OK, Blackhawk - I've got a 2nd song uploaded. It was a nice way to put off my chores for a couple of hours. Wow, I can tell I'm definitely on school break... more like "real life" break! It will likely be awhile before I can get to another tune once we start school again...

Author:  Blackhawk [ Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:05 pm ]
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Shan wrote:
Thank you thank you for the compliments! Actually, I haven't been playing the whistle very long-- 6 months or so? I bought a Feadog D on a lark while on vacation about 2 years ago, but didn't do very much with it once I learned the fingerings until relatively recently. However, I started playing the flute way back in middle school, and I do practice A LOT before I post. I got my susato about a month ago-- and the funny thing is, I HATED the way it sounded until I started trying to play music from memory. Somehow just focusing on the tune and not the dots put me in a completely different head space regarding this whistle. (Though I still don't like my susato D very much-- how odd.)
It's not all that uncommon, with Susatos. I love my C but have hated all 3 D's that I've owned.



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OK, Blackhawk - I've got a 2nd song uploaded. It was a nice way to put off my chores for a couple of hours.
Cool, Shan! You've definitely hit the ground running here. I can't wait to hear tune #2.

Author:  Mermaid [ Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:00 pm ]
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Well, after many trys I managed to come up with one that I didn't mess up too badly. I know this song has been done many times but it is the best one I play right now. I would like to play it as an intro at church sometime if I get the courage.

Let me know what you think. Hopefully I will get better and learn more as I go. Ornaments are very few right now.

Thanks,
Paulette

Author:  Judy K [ Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:00 pm ]
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:thumbsup:

One of my favorite tunes, too, Paulette. Looks like you've conquered recording ... and are off to a good start. Once you start recording your tunes and listening, you will be surprised at how quickly your playing will improve.

.... I'm ready for your next recording .... :D

Author:  Blackhawk [ Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:12 pm ]
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Very cool, Paulette! Keep 'em coming. :)

Author:  KittyR [ Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:00 am ]
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Hey, look at that... you did it! :)

Author:  larrym [ Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:43 am ]
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Good for you, Paulette! As others have said, keep 'em coming!!!


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Larry

Author:  Mermaid [ Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:12 pm ]
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Thanks for the encouragement. I hope next time I submit a tune to add my guitar if I can figure out how to manage two tracks. I ended up converting to MP3 with Roxio.

Sorry, I should have put this tune in it's proper place. I will pay attention next time.

Paulette

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:21 pm ]
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Hey, that sounds nice, Paulette. Did you say what kind of whistle you used?

What they said, I say again--more, please!!!! :D

Author:  Mermaid [ Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:31 pm ]
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I used a Brass Gen Bb. I started to use my Low A Sindt that I purchased from Darvis but thought the Bb was more suitable for that tune. Maybe next time. Like I said I'm going to try to incorporate my Classical into the mix if I can figure it out but it will be a different tune.

Thanks for your help in getting there.

Paulette

Author:  fancypiper [in Heaven] [ Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:33 pm ]
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Learning by ear should be one of your goals as tin whistle music, especially for slow airs (which lots of hymns are) as the dots just give you a skeleton of the tune. Lots of slow airs are rather rubato which is hard to notate properly. Traditional (ITM) whistle music (actually I should say all) is best learned aurally.

I never consider a tune to be "mine" until I can play it without thinking about the tune and at the same time, deciding which variation I want to play on the upcoming part.

Listen, listen, and listen again and it will come! \:D/

Author:  jrc [ Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:15 pm ]
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Very nice Paulette - I can't wait to hear the whistle and guitar.

Keep 'em coming!!

blessings

jrc

Author:  Shan [ Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:50 am ]
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I finally got around to listening to this, Paulette -- way to go! So glad you were able to figure out recording! :thumbsup: I'm looking forward to hearing the guitar and whistle combo, too.

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