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Re: Off Topic Thread (ANYTHING!)
« Reply #165 on: January 03, 2019, 01:49:36 PM »
New year, new instrument. My tuneable Kerry Optima low D.

It dwarfs my other whistles-technically its a tenor.

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Movie history in a time capsule from the 1890's
« Reply #166 on: January 10, 2019, 11:56:34 AM »
For an hour of joy, watch PBS documentary "Saving Brinton"
The Brintons brought the first movie films to the midwest USA in the 1890's. Here is one man's effort to preserve the legacy.
https://www.pbs.org/video/saving-brinton-7ca8e6/
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« Reply #167 on: January 13, 2019, 04:14:34 PM »
Ooh this is a big un!

https://youtu.be/5VcoV37kRFc
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« Reply #168 on: January 18, 2019, 11:57:41 AM »
A bit of guitar, with alternative tuning

https://youtu.be/OOUFc-ItDTk
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« Reply #169 on: January 20, 2019, 04:17:08 AM »
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« Reply #170 on: February 16, 2019, 06:42:16 PM »
Just gave the ole '49 Conn 424N a nice oil treatment. This could be my desert island clarinet.

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Re: Off Topic Thread (ANYTHING!)
« Reply #171 on: May 04, 2019, 01:34:31 PM »
Got myself a native American flute, handmade in England.

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Re: Off Topic Thread (ANYTHING!)
« Reply #172 on: June 09, 2019, 07:36:39 AM »
Nice, Larry! I have been playing NAFs for 25 years. I can always pull one out in a crowd and confidently play something enjoyable. I take it on hikes, river trips, places with echos etc.

Just be sure to keep the 3rd hole covered with your L3 finger. It plays a minor pentatonic scale with that finger down. You know this if you have a basic tutorial.

If the design is just right, it plays a Major pentatonic scale with the R1 finger held down instead.  If you play every hole in sequence, you get nonsense.

With well-practiced breath control and subtle finger techniques, it's extremely expressive. I find it a great complement to standard flute and clarinet, and some of those skills, for me, carry over between instruments.
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Re: Off Topic Thread (ANYTHING!)
« Reply #173 on: June 09, 2019, 08:01:05 AM »
Nice, Larry! I have been playing NAFs for 25 years. I can always pull one out in a crowd and confidently play something enjoyable. I take it on hikes, river trips, places with echos etc.

Just be sure to keep the 3rd hole covered with your L3 finger. It plays a minor pentatonic scale with that finger down. You know this if you have a basic tutorial.

If the design is just right, it plays a Major pentatonic scale with the R1 finger held down instead.  If you play every hole in sequence, you get nonsense.

With well-practiced breath control and subtle finger techniques, it's extremely expressive. I find it a great complement to standard flute and clarinet, and some of those skills, for me, carry over between instruments.
Yea I'd been reading all about the instrument for quite some time before I eventually got one. Its a very quiet, softly spoken instrument, very easy to play. Great for meditation I think if you're into that.
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Re: Off Topic Thread (ANYTHING!)
« Reply #174 on: June 09, 2019, 08:41:47 AM »
I suggest you remove the "bird" that is tied on. Look for any fuzz of wood fibers that may be left from fabrication. Sand off any fibers that may be in the air path. When you replace the bird, slide it up and down to locate the optimum setting for clearest sound. Keep the leather tight so it doesn't slide unexpectedly.
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Re: Off Topic Thread (ANYTHING!)
« Reply #175 on: June 09, 2019, 09:22:24 AM »
I suggest you remove the "bird" that is tied on. Look for any fuzz of wood fibers that may be left from fabrication. Sand off any fibers that may be in the air path. When you replace the bird, slide it up and down to locate the optimum setting for clearest sound. Keep the leather tight so it doesn't slide unexpectedly.
Oh no its fine as it is
Have a listen

https://youtu.be/cFguRVuAB2s
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Re: Off Topic Thread (ANYTHING!)
« Reply #176 on: June 09, 2019, 11:01:02 AM »
Yes, it's fine!  Sounds real good. You can probably get two higher notes. Put down L3 and R123. or call it  00X XXX 

If you blow a bit harder, it gives a harmonic, a bit of a 2nd register. Then pick up the bottom hole and hope you get another note. On many of these flutes (standard Lakota design), you get two very useful notes that way. Takes some breath practice and starting with a hard tongue release, to create the harmonic.

Your results may vary, depending on the bore design.
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Re: Off Topic Thread (ANYTHING!)
« Reply #177 on: June 10, 2019, 11:04:10 AM »
Yes, it's fine!  Sounds real good. You can probably get two higher notes. Put down L3 and R123. or call it  00X XXX 

If you blow a bit harder, it gives a harmonic, a bit of a 2nd register. Then pick up the bottom hole and hope you get another note. On many of these flutes (standard Lakota design), you get two very useful notes that way. Takes some breath practice and starting with a hard tongue release, to create the harmonic.

Your results may vary, depending on the bore design.
Very odd. If I blow gently with 0XX XXX I get a Bb4. But if I blow normally I get F5! And with the last finger lifted F#5
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Re: Off Topic Thread (ANYTHING!)
« Reply #178 on: June 13, 2019, 10:39:53 AM »
I described those that are commonly found, but these flutes vary a lot in terms of the bore size in relation to the length and tonehole size. Best to experiment randomly, to find what high-register notes you can discover, then if you like 'em, learn 'em.
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