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 Post subject: Hoover Whitecap C
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:57 pm 
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Just trying out my New Hoover Whitecap. The backpressure in very noticable.

Any users out there who can give me tips on playing it? I am waiting to hear from Mack on the learning curve. It seems to be very easy to overblow, but the upper register is amazingly sweet and pure, like nothing I currently own.

Don In AZ


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The playing characteristics of my two Whitecaps are very different. One is pure and sweet sounding, while the other is a bit breathier, and takes more air, the "classic whistle" sound. It sounds as if the one you have is one with Mack's signature sound, in which case, it takes a very slight breath pressure for the low octave.


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I have found it helps to breath out through your nose while playing the lower octave.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:35 am 
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fancypiper wrote:
I have found it helps to breath out through your nose while playing the lower octave.

That's a good idea. I need to try that.


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I let a little air escape around the mouthpiece. I only need to think about breathing into my Whitecap/Oak. The second octave is absolutely beautiful.

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One of the most helpful things for me to learn was to think of breathing into the whistle more than blowing into it. I don't know where it was I first read this, but it's been really useful. (That may be another way to say what the others are saying above.)

Keep playing around with the whistle, you'll get used to it.

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 Post subject: Overnight Love Affair
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:48 pm 
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So, instead of getting ready to preach, I'm playing songs from the wandering whistle archive, and alternating between my new whitecap C, the two Susatos that I just got, a Low A and Low G, my gens. I really enjoy the Whitecap more each time I play it because it is quiet and pure and expressive. All your advice was right on, you just have to play each whistle and get to know their feel. Great fun. Good thing theres a Gideon coming and communion tomorrow.

Don in AZ


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:11 pm 
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I think that's one of the most fun things about getting a new whistle.


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