Author Topic: Penny whistle  (Read 144 times)

Twed

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Penny whistle
« on: June 12, 2019, 03:58:29 AM »
Anybody else play?

Honestly the celtic stuff can get a bit boring, I'm into fucked-up renditions of sax solos, jazz and kwela music.

It's an interesting instrument. Easy to pick up, difficult to play pleasantly, pain in the arse to practice if you don't live in a detached house.

Twed

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Re: Penny whistle
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 04:02:54 AM »
(The intro to Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle might be your best-known kwela song if you aren't familiar with the genre)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKz5kpqctV0

Re: Penny whistle
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 02:06:12 PM »
Several of the families who have rented the house next door over the years seem to have had kids that regularly blew it. Note I say "blew" rather than "played." I don't think it has ever occurred to any of them to experiment with putting their fingers over any of the holes.

I presume the instrument must come with the house.

Twed

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Re: Penny whistle
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 02:47:20 PM »
Usually it's a recorder that's to blame for that.

I'm a big fan of shambolic, cheap instruments that sound shit unless you master them.

Re: Penny whistle
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 03:40:06 PM »
It probably is a recorder. It's hard to tell through the wall. But I posted it in a thread about tin whistles because I'm an opportunistic bastard.