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Song 16 - When Morning Gilds the Skies
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Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:23 pm ]
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Here's one from Ren-Tin-10.

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... ntin10.mp3


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Instruments used: Electric Guitar, Whistle, Mountain Dulcimer

The whistle is a Clarke Original and the dulcimer is a McSpadden.

(Let's see who can identify the three Byrds tunes on dulcimer.)

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:37 pm ]
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Hey! That's NICE!!

I think I guessed all three:

First one is Mr. Tambourine Man.
The last one is Turn! Turn! Turn!
The second one is harder, but I think it's All I Really Want to Do.
Is that it?

Masterfully ended with the dulcmer. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: =D>

Author:  Adrian [ Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:11 pm ]
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Very very nice!

Author:  khl [ Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:53 pm ]
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http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... adrian.mp3

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I uploaded 'When morning guilds the skies' Plain whistle. Generation Bb. I'm not entirely happy with it. I'll redo it later.
I like this. Really nice sound from the Bb whistle. I'm not sure what you don't like about the playing but it comes off quite well I think.

Author:  khl [ Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:07 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Keith, it has an open-metered feel to it. I don't know quite how to describe it. It's like a comfortable conversation, maybe. I like it.
Thanks Connie. This was a tricky one for me -- not a tune I was familiar with and so timing took some time (I hope 'open-metered' doesn't mean just a whack out of rhythm ;) ). So I did try to keep it in time, without sticking mechanically to the metronome, and then to have the phrases follow one another naturally. And, of course, with the second time through I also tried sort of bending a few notes/phrases. The Chieftain Low F was fun to play, but I'm not certain I've got as much familiarity with it as it might need.

(Sorry for talking so much about why/how I tried to play. It sort of helps me understand what I've done or not done and maybe it will help others understand their playing as well.)

Author:  khl [ Mon Jul 02, 2007 10:11 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Here's one from Ren-Tin-10.

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... ntin10.mp3


He says:

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Instruments used: Electric Guitar, Whistle, Mountain Dulcimer

The whistle is a Clarke Original and the dulcimer is a McSpadden.

(Let's see who can identify the three Byrds tunes on dulcimer.)
It must take some time to do all this when you're doing all the parts -- not to mention that you've got to be able to play the ten million instruments. Nice work. (Oh, and thumbs up for using the Clarke. I've got to use it sometime on one of the tunes.)

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:44 pm ]
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khl wrote:
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http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... adrian.mp3

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I uploaded 'When morning guilds the skies' Plain whistle. Generation Bb. I'm not entirely happy with it. I'll redo it later.
I like this. Really nice sound from the Bb whistle. I'm not sure what you don't like about the playing but it comes off quite well I think.


Thank you Keith. I listened to it again and now I'm more happy with it.

Author:  Adrian [ Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:56 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Keith, it has an open-metered feel to it. I don't know quite how to describeit. It's like a comfortable conversation, maybe. I like it.


That's nicely put Connie. It's sad to think that decades of disco and rock music with its driving emphasis on solid beat to make it dance music, has made us a little uncomfortable with ametric music. Much of the world's best music is not beat driven including Irish airs, of course. I do like very much your description of 'comfortable conversation'.

Author:  shadoes [ Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:16 am ]
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Okay so I am now behind on my reviews/comments...

Lets see .. KHL - nicely played. It did sound to me though a bit hesitant for lack of a better word. Not sure if that makes sense. But it was nicely played and nothing to be hesitant about. Play with confidence my friend :)

Adrian - again echoing what everyone else said this is well played. What parts were you not happy with? If we knew perhaps we could either say..no that is fine or try to come up with a solution to the difficulty if it exists. :)

Rentin - hehe nice. And like Connie I can't quite grab ahold of the second tune. It is right on the tip of my tongue but not words are coming so it escapes me :) You gonna end the suspense?


To sum up.. Nicely played by EVERYONE. None of my comments should be taken as negatives but hopefully taken as suggestions of things to try out in the future. TPE is also about helping each of us to grow. Lord knows I need all the help I can get :)

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:37 am ]
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shadoes wrote:
Rentin - hehe nice. And like Connie I can't quite grab ahold of the second tune. It is right on the tip of my tongue but not words are coming so it escapes me :) You gonna end the suspense?


OK, here they are:

1. Mr. Tambourine Man
2. My Back Pages (I was so much older then)
3. Turn, Turn, Turn

Author:  ConnieS [ Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:13 pm ]
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Blackhawk offers this version of When Morning Gilds the Skies:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... ckhawk.mp3

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On my Feadog D. I've worked on this song a lot, but never could really bond with it. This is the best I could do with it, so I'm posting it and moving on to learn the others.

Author:  ConnieS [ Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:15 pm ]
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Is that a METRONOME in the background? :shock: Or one of those bodhran tippers made out of bamboo sticks?

Anyhow, it sounds nice. Timing is good, and I like the bounce you put into it.
I understand about bonding with the song, though. Some do it for me more than others.

Good job, overall. :D

Author:  Jim Wright [ Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:17 pm ]
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Nice job .... sounds good to me ... bond or no bond .. maybe you were just meant to be neighbors and not friends!!! :D

Author:  Adrian [ Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:35 pm ]
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Darvis

The sun has not yet risen here and your clip was the first piece of music to reach my ears this morning. I like it a lot.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:00 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Is that a METRONOME in the background? :shock: Or one of those bodhran tippers made out of bamboo sticks?

:D
Wow, you have sharp ears, Connie!! That was my son using a pen to hit the kitchen counter top to give me a beat. :laughing: I can't believe it came through the recording!!

Thank you all for your very kind words. :) Now I'll try to get the next one learned before moving on to Joshua Fit the Battle. Hopefully I can catch up quickly with these before moving back to several I missed in the last year.

Author:  ConnieS [ Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:17 am ]
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Okay, here's another one from khl:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... g_khl2.mp3


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The first flute you hear is a Polynesian nose flute. In Tonga this has traditionally been used to play softly in the morning in order to wake up royalty. I try to create that effect, slowly moving towards the tune. First the man wakes up, then the woman. All three sounds join at the end (if somewhat out of time with each other). It's an experiment and I hope you like it.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Fri Jul 20, 2007 12:04 pm ]
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I like it ... and am jealous of the ease you hit the high notes ... one of these days .. maybe ..

send a picture of the nose flute .. the name linds to many images .. non of which will probably be accurate!

Around here you wake the woman first ... but Myrna would probably think you have it right! :roll: :D

Author:  ConnieS [ Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:13 pm ]
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That nose flute has a very interesting scale. I like fusion music, and this is a great fusion of south pacific isle with emerald isle type instruments.

What kind of whistles?

Author:  khl [ Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:15 pm ]
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Jim Wright wrote:
I like it ... and am jealous of the ease you hit the high notes ... one of these days .. maybe ..

send a picture of the nose flute .. the name linds to many images .. non of which will probably be accurate!

Around here you wake the woman first ... but Myrna would probably think you have it right! :roll: :D

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The nose flutes are the two in the middle with a hole at the top and three finger holes in the middle. I used the one on the right whose bell note just happened to be an A. Traditionally, the Polynesians thought the air through the nose was purer than that through the mouth, so they developed nose flutes. They're rather limited in range, of course.

The other whistles I used were a Sweetheart Low D and a Tommy tweaked fipple on Freeman tweaked Mellow Dog body.

Author:  ConnieS [ Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:21 pm ]
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Hey, Keith, just curious. On that whistle just to the left of the wooden nose flutes, what's that plastic thing sticking out to the side? Do you blow into it or is it a decoration?

Author:  khl [ Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:25 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
Hey, Keith, just curious. On that whistle just to the left of the wooden nose flutes, what's that plastic thing sticking out to the side? Do you blow into it or is it a decoration?

It's a "melody flute" and has a plastic 'fipple'? you put in your mouth and it directs air to the hole. I think Judy has one too, and maybe a few other people here or on C&F.

Author:  Judy K [ Fri Jul 20, 2007 4:59 pm ]
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An intriguing arrangement, Keith. At first the sound reminds me of a NAF, then you almost mimic the call of the mourning dove before hitting the tune. Cool! The sound of that Tommy-tweaked mellow dog is really nice.

Author:  ConnieS [ Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:54 pm ]
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I've been waiting for my new microphone, and it's here and working, so now I'm catching up.

Here's mine:

http://praisewhistlers.org/exchange/son ... onnies.mp3


Medley with Morning Has Broken, tagged with When Morning Gilds tag in 6/8 time. All whistle was done with a $3 Meg.

Sorry, Judy, I'm addicted to harp. I can't quit finding ways to use Finale's midi harp.

Am eagerly awaiting that next genuine harp piece. :D

Author:  Judy K [ Sat Jul 21, 2007 6:59 pm ]
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That's a gorgeous piece, Connie! =D>

"Morning Has Broken" blends beautifully ... wish you had added more of it. The whistle sounds great. Really hard to believe it's a Meg -- Wow! :shock:

ConnieS wrote:
Sorry, Judy, I'm addicted to harp. I can't quit finding ways to use Finale's midi harp.


:lol: Yeah -- me, too. And Finale's is a lot easier to use. ;)

Author:  khl [ Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:10 pm ]
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Nice work, Connie. Truly enjoyable to listen to.


So all this harp and violin stuff is available on Finale? Do you have to input it yourself or can it be downloaded from another file, like ABC or something similar? I've got noteworthy, but have never looked to see if it does anything like this. Probably not, I'm guessing.

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