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Author:  larrym [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:33 am ]
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Well, looking through "The Hymn Fake Book" I've decided that I definitely need to get myself an Eb whistle. If any of you have any suggestions as to the make you think I should get I would be most appreciative. Thanks in advance.


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Larry

Author:  jrc [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:46 am ]
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Larry, please don't misunderstand my question, you can certainly do anything you like, but I'm curious - what brought you to that decision?

Author:  larrym [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:55 am ]
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Only that several of the hymns I'm familiar with and want to play are in that key. I'm quite capable of transposing to other keys but it's so time consuming. Guess I'm just lazy as far as that goes. Or else... maybe I just have some money burning a hole in my wallet :lol: I don't know for sure, really. Thanks for bringing this up. Maybe I should reconsider!???!


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Author:  jrc [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:02 am ]
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You still have to transpose it, don't you? The whistle isn't chromatic, so it still fingers the same way. Just the pitch changes relative to what key whistle you have.

PLEASE - don't misunderstand me. I'm all for you getting an Eb if you like. It's just that if you're playing alone - and I'm assuming you are - I don't see what the advantage of an Eb would be.

Author:  larrym [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:13 am ]
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Man, I'm glad you're here this morning! I guess all I needed was a saner person to bounce something off of :D The heck with an Eb whistle!!! Now I can use the money I would have spent on a whistle I don't really need on chips and salsa and soda and cheese and crackers for the Super Bowl :mrgreen: \:D/


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Larry

Author:  KittyR [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:29 am ]
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With all THAT money saved, you can afford guacamole!

Author:  jrc [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:47 am ]
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larrym wrote:
Man, I'm glad you're here this morning! I guess all I needed was a saner person to bounce something off of :D The heck with an Eb whistle!!! Now I can use the money I would have spent on a whistle I don't really need on chips and salsa and soda and cheese and crackers for the Super Bowl :mrgreen: \:D/


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Larry


Dude - I'm really not trying to talk you out of it. I have an Eb myself... it's one of my syns ... wait... that's another thread ... I'm just wondering why. Just 'cause you want one is cool with me!

Author:  TC [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:04 pm ]
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Well Larry, you could always pick up an Eb Generation if you've got $6.50 left after Sunday. :mrgreen:

Author:  Adrian [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:03 pm ]
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My favourite Eb's are Gen nickel with Walton mouthpiece and Susato.

As has been pointed out already you don't need an Eb whistle to play Eb tunes, just transpose them.

Do you know how to transpose music? There are lots of people here with great tips on how to transpose.

Author:  RonKiley [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:22 pm ]
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My favorite Eb is a Generation brass with no tweaking. Next is my Humphrey brass Eb. I also have a Cillian O'Briain improved. It has a Feadog head with extensive mods and a Generation Eb brass tube. It is nice but I prefer the sound of the Gen. The Eb has a little bit brighter sound than a D. I have Ebs because I must have a whistle in every key.

Author:  Tommy [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 4:02 pm ]
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My two Eb whistles are Generation tone tubes with diy cpvc heads. One is medium in volume and the other is a pure whisper.

Author:  larrym [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:21 pm ]
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Adrian wrote:
My favourite Eb's are Gen nickel with Walton mouthpiece and Susato.

As has been pointed out already you don't need an Eb whistle to play Eb tunes, just transpose them.

Do you know how to transpose music? There are lots of people here with great tips on how to transpose.


Yes, Adrian, I know how to transpose. My piano teacher wasn't a "typical" teacher. He didn't give classical based lessons unless specifically requested by the student ( or in my case, since I started when I was 8 y.o., my parents). The only classical training I had was sight-reading and hand coordination studies from a couple of Charles Czerny (sp.) books. Mr. Jeffries was big on improvisational lessons, and one of the first things I learned after the first year or so was transposing. Guess I was fortunate!


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Larry

Author:  larrym [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:22 pm ]
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KittyR wrote:
With all THAT money saved, you can afford guacamole!


Mmmmmm, guacamole!!! :thumbsup:


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Larry

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:58 pm ]
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larrym wrote:
Yes, Adrian, I know how to transpose. My piano teacher wasn't a "typical" teacher. He didn't give classical based lessons unless specifically requested by the student ( or in my case, since I started when I was 8 y.o., my parents). The only classical training I had was sight-reading and hand coordination studies from a couple of Charles Czerny (sp.) books. Mr. Jeffries was big on improvisational lessons, and one of the first things I learned after the first year or so was transposing. Guess I was fortunate!


Whoa, Larry, you ARE fortunate!

Author:  larrym [ Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:08 am ]
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ConnieS wrote:
larrym wrote:
Yes, Adrian, I know how to transpose. My piano teacher wasn't a "typical" teacher. He didn't give classical based lessons unless specifically requested by the student ( or in my case, since I started when I was 8 y.o., my parents). The only classical training I had was sight-reading and hand coordination studies from a couple of Charles Czerny (sp.) books. Mr. Jeffries was big on improvisational lessons, and one of the first things I learned after the first year or so was transposing. Guess I was fortunate!


Whoa, Larry, you ARE fortunate!


You know, Connie, I never realized it until I was older (won't say how much older...lol). Most of my younger life I thought I had missed out on something by not being trained classically. About once or twice a year these days the core of our old R&R band get together ( 2 guitarists, bass player, drummer, and me on keyboard) and jam. Of course we run through a mess of our old "standards" but we also play stuff we've listened to over the years since. And that's when the improv training really comes in handy!


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Larry

Author:  jrc [ Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:08 am ]
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Quote:
a couple of Charles Czerny (sp.) books.


YUCK - 'The Art of Finger Dexterity"?

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Author:  larrym [ Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:14 am ]
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jrc wrote:
Quote:
a couple of Charles Czerny (sp.) books.


YUCK - 'The Art of Finger Dexterity"?

](*,)


Aha, sounds like you're familiar with Czerny?
:lol: "The Art of Finger Dexterity" pretty much sums it up!!!


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Larry

Author:  jrc [ Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:46 am ]
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larrym wrote:
jrc wrote:
Quote:
a couple of Charles Czerny (sp.) books.


YUCK - 'The Art of Finger Dexterity"?

](*,)


Aha, sounds like you're familiar with Czerny?
:lol: "The Art of Finger Dexterity" pretty much sums it up!!!


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Larry


I'd rather chew aluminium foil.

Author:  Adrian [ Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:43 pm ]
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ConnieS wrote:
larrym wrote:
Yes, Adrian, I know how to transpose. My piano teacher wasn't a "typical" teacher. He didn't give classical based lessons unless specifically requested by the student ( or in my case, since I started when I was 8 y.o., my parents). The only classical training I had was sight-reading and hand coordination studies from a couple of Charles Czerny (sp.) books. Mr. Jeffries was big on improvisational lessons, and one of the first things I learned after the first year or so was transposing. Guess I was fortunate!


Whoa, Larry, you ARE fortunate!


Hear, hear!

Author:  larrym [ Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:48 pm ]
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jrc wrote:
larrym wrote:
jrc wrote:
Quote:
a couple of Charles Czerny (sp.) books.


YUCK - 'The Art of Finger Dexterity"?

](*,)


Aha, sounds like you're familiar with Czerny?
:lol: "The Art of Finger Dexterity" pretty much sums it up!!!


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Larry


I'd rather chew aluminium foil.


Back then I think maybe I would have, too. But, looking back I think the end result was beneficial. :)


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Larry

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