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 Post subject: New sling idea for low whistles
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:10 am 
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This video shows another possible idea for a neck sling for low whistles and recorders for those who need them. JRC will want to see this just for the music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz7LvCS1oXM&NR=1


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That is so cool.

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 Post subject: Re: New sling idea for low whistles
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I'll take a look at the video when I get back to school tomorrow (hopefully tomorrow). I was able to view enough to see the sling.

I'm working on the sling idea. I like the cup hook for penny whistle, but I also need something to push the whistle away from me. I'll post pictures when the invention is complete.

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That is NO DOUBT the way to learn to improvise ... if you can get that under your hands as smoothly as that man has, it's yours.

It's an interesting comparison though, tenor sax and recorder. There's something about the sound of recorder that reminds me of a synth, I think that may be why I don't care for them. There is - IMO, I don't know this - a lack of depth to the tone as compared to a whistle or sax. Harmonically the pitch on a recorder is more pure - less overtones, more fundamentals, kinda like an electric guitar as opposed to an acoustic guitar. I like the dissonance of the overtones. It adds depth to the sound. Just my 02 cents ... I could be way off; that's just the way it seems to me.

Great player though - that's a beast to try to learn at all, let alone as well as he's got it.

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jrc wrote:
There's something about the sound of recorder that reminds me of a synth, I think that may be why I don't care for them. There is - IMO, I don't know this - a lack of depth to the tone as compared to a whistle or sax. Harmonically the pitch on a recorder is more pure - less overtones, more fundamentals, kinda like an electric guitar as opposed to an acoustic guitar. I like the dissonance of the overtones.


This is an interesting. For me it is the other way around. I find renaissance recorders to have a much richer and solid tone to soprano whistles, which are generally much thinner in tone. Baroque recorders ar a bit different as they have many overtones giving what is often described as a reedy tone, which only works well in certain music styles IMO. Hey, we all have different opinions and tastes.


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Adrian wrote:
jrc wrote:
There's something about the sound of recorder that reminds me of a synth, I think that may be why I don't care for them. There is - IMO, I don't know this - a lack of depth to the tone as compared to a whistle or sax. Harmonically the pitch on a recorder is more pure - less overtones, more fundamentals, kinda like an electric guitar as opposed to an acoustic guitar. I like the dissonance of the overtones.


This is an interesting. For me it is the other way around. I find renaissance recorders to have a much richer and solid tone to soprano whistles, which are generally much thinner in tone. Baroque recorders ar a bit different as they have many overtones giving what is often described as a reedy tone, which only works well in certain music styles IMO. Hey, we all have different opinions and tastes.


Definitely, personal preferences are involved to a large degree. I've noticed generally I'm inclined to darker sounds and textures than brighter. And I do love a tenor sax. But having said that, I think soprano and alto fit worship material better - and I think recorders are a better fit too. Cant' really say why though #-o .

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