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Author:  Mermaid [ Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:11 am ]
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Wow I just found a cool place to practice. It is in a large 3 story stairwell at my work. It makes me sound like LisaD :lol: I will have to find me a chair so I don't have to sit on dirty steps.

What is your coolist place?

Paulette

Author:  ConnieS [ Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:18 am ]
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Hey! I like to practice at MY stairwell at home. But it's never made me sound like LisaD. :( High stairways are great places.

Author:  Ren-Tin-10 [ Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:10 pm ]
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For me, stairwells are pretty much a non-issue, since my house has no stairs and my workplace is a noisy factory. :shock:

For me, the best place is an empty church auditorium (or an almost-empty one, if there are other musicians present). 8)

P.S.: If the current weather forecast holds true, the best place to be tomorrow will be under the stairs! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Author:  Randy [ Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:54 pm ]
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at the office is good, because i can do it when everyone else has left . . . and in my living room, because the ceilings give a nice reverb effect . . .

Author:  mutepointe [ Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:19 pm ]
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floating in my canoe. it's almost time.

Author:  Fred Bechtoldt [ Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:40 pm ]
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Spring/Summer--Second on the canoe, in the middle of a lake, as the sun rises.
In the woods- pine/cedder groves-smells nice
Back patio

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  KittyR [ Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:57 am ]
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I think it would be really cool to practice on the beach in Tahiti, and I hope to try it out soon. :mrgreen:

Kitty

Author:  Mermaid [ Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:55 am ]
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I am going to Myrtle Beach, SC in October. I will definitely take my whistles with me.

Paulette

Author:  Bill [ Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:53 pm ]
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Today, everyone went to lunch at the same time at the church, so I was alone in the building for awhile. I've been sort of self-conscious about playing at work, and I haven't ever ventured into the sanctuary to hear myself. It was great! I'm planning to play something for the kids some Sunday soon, and now I can't wait. Maybe I won't be too much of a flop after all. There's no comparison between that space and my house.

One other place I like, though, is a hermitage I visit once a month for prayer retreat. The last time I was there I took my laptop along to record a couple of things. They turned out pretty well. The hermitage and the sanctuary are polar opposites in terms of sound, but they both do some wonderful things with the whistle.

Peace,
Bill

Author:  Allyson [ Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:27 am ]
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I don't like playing for an audience, so the stairwell sounds great. This weekend I'm off to a conference, only a small one, for ladies and its at a camp with the ocean on one side and a huge lake on the other. I'm really hoping to find a quiet spot somewhere around the edge of the lake to play to my hearts content, and if I can sound even a little like Lisa D, I'd be thrilled. Actually, just to listen to the sound of the humble whistle wafting across the expanse of the lake will be enough.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:01 am ]
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My favorite place is on my patio with the birds singing accompaniment … I have tried to follow them but that didn’t work very well. Although .. I can do a great mourning dove call with the whistle. :D

Author:  kelly [ Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:42 pm ]
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I like the stairwell at Lutheran Hospital--new, almost all glass and therefore great reverb. And it's at the far end of the lot, so it's very little used.
At Annual Conference of our denomination, where I am required to spend almost a week every July, I look for the middle floor of a parking garage. People don't hang out in parking garages, (except for wierdos with whistles like me). I can play a slow air like Joannie Madden in a parking garage. (I sing really good in the shower too--but something seems to happen when I come out!!)
Or, one of the few outdoor benches in the city, like in front of a bank or something.
I played outside Starbucks at a table and chairs last week with the Gen Bb, that was nice.

Author:  Fred Bechtoldt [ Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:44 pm ]
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Jim,
Sorry I know this is out of subject,
How do you do a morning dove?????
I can do a British Police car 8) swap?

Author:  Adrian [ Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:40 am ]
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Image

Here is one 'cool' place I like to play. Most of my favorite whistle playing location are outdoors in thin places. This picture was taken a couple of days ago.

Author:  Jim Wright [ Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:16 pm ]
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Fred Bechtoldt wrote:
Jim,
Sorry I know this is out of subject,
How do you do a morning dove?????
I can do a British Police car 8) swap?


D-E D-E position on a BF whistle

Great pic Adrain ... easy to be motivated in a place like that.

Author:  mutepointe [ Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:26 pm ]
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adrian, you are living by more than your fair share of natural beauty. there should be a tax on you or something. that pool at the bottom of the falls looked nice. can a person swim in it? have you swam in it?

Author:  Adrian [ Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:12 am ]
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mutepointe wrote:
adrian, you are living by more than your fair share of natural beauty. there should be a tax on you or something. that pool at the bottom of the falls looked nice. can a person swim in it? have you swam in it?


I haven't swam in that pool yet. I think another month before it will be warm enough for me.

Author:  Tommy [ Thu May 03, 2007 10:12 am ]
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At home alone. :D

Author:  fancypiper [in Heaven] [ Wed May 09, 2007 7:03 am ]
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A Moravian church is the greatest! You can get quite the volume out of the Clarke Orig. design whistle.

A 4-5 story stairwell is great for that natural reverb, but I really like to go into a nice wooded glen with all the trees surrounding it and providing a canopy over a small open space with lots of wild flowers growing there.

I have always wanted to try a subway, but never have had the chance.

Outside of a VA hospital entrance is nice too as usually there are lots of flowers planted there. Usually, somebody with an Irish heritage will come over and listen, then talk with me about Ireland and the music.

Author:  kelly [ Wed May 09, 2007 8:17 am ]
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I thought playing in the Rockies would be the coolest place, but I am here now (for the first time since getting into whistles) and have found it is not so. I was high on a mountain yesterday; I could see barns and houses far below looking like Monopoly houses. I played, but the mountains just swallowed it up! SO I guess back home by the river is still better!

Fancypiper, Clarke originals are excellent!

Author:  Kathy [ Wed May 09, 2007 9:04 am ]
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I would have to say my favorite spot is my front porch. It echos across the pond and my neighbor/best friend will holler over that she can hear me. One time she had company over there and they applauded me when I finished. :oops: The hummingbirds buzz me so I'm not sure if they like it or not. :P Right now, the chickens come around too. That will end soon though, because Lon is going to move the chicken house out to the pasture, then they will be in a big fenced area and won't be able to poo on my porch. :roll: I am looking forward to that. ;)

Kathy :)

Author:  jrc [ Wed May 09, 2007 9:17 am ]
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they will be in a big fenced area and won't be able to poo on my porch.


Definitely a plus :D !

Author:  The Whistle Collector [ Wed May 09, 2007 6:11 pm ]
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the bathroom is a good place to practice, it makes a great echo.

Author:  Blackhawk [ Fri May 11, 2007 2:41 am ]
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Mermaid wrote:
Wow I just found a cool place to practice. It is in a large 3 story stairwell at my work. It makes me sound like LisaD :lol: I will have to find me a chair so I don't have to sit on dirty steps.

What is your coolist place?

Paulette
I work in a water treatment plant. Last year we finished a 3 year, 60 million dollar upgrade that involved building a large concrete stairwell, so I have to agree, the acoustics are wonderful. I don't have a digital recorder yet, but when I get one, I can't wait to record a lot of tunes in that stairwell.

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