Penny Whistle Player Thinking of Trying Recorder 20:07 on Monday, September 19, 2005
I have been playing Whistle for a couple of years and since most colleges do not have Irish Traditional Music Programs I have been thinking of taking up Recorder (it is very similar to Whistle) and studing Early Music as that is a lot more common. I am looking for suggestions in what to buy instrument wise and some good intermidiate sheet music I also play Bassoon (but love playing Whistle) so I know how to play Classical Music. I have been thinking of the Alder-Henrich Arte Soproano C in Boxwood any feed back? Reason is because it isn`t too expensive and it looks less like the standard looking recorder which I think is ugly and it leaves me enough money to buy the Whistle they make.
Re: Penny Whistle Player Thinking of Trying Recorder 17:36 on Monday, October 17, 2005
Why play the recorder? I play the tin whistle and recorder and flute and i found that the tin whistle was closer to a flute than to a recorder. Aswell as that you will have more oppertunities with a flute than with a recorder.
Re: Penny Whistle Player Thinking of Trying Recorder 20:33 on Saturday, November 05, 2005
The tin whistle, closer to a flute than a recorder? What in the blazes are you talking about? Do you even know what a tin whistle looks like? It`s held exactly the same way as the recorder, not parallel to your shoulders like the flute. It has finger-holes like the recorder, not keys like the flute. Next time, try justifying your own statements. I`d seriously like to see you try.
Re: Penny Whistle Player Thinking of Trying Recorder 14:38 on Sunday, November 06, 2005
Erin do you play the tin whistle? Cos if you do then you would know that there is no hole at the back although there is a hole at the back of a flute much more of the fingering is the same as flute instead of the recorder.
Re: Penny Whistle Player Thinking of Trying Recorder 00:56 on Monday, November 07, 2005
True, there is no hole in the back of a tin whistle. But there is in a flute. And you`re trying to argue... that the tin whistle is closer to the flute?! When there`s a hole in the back of the recorder as well? Very logical argument you have there!!
It`s not the fingering, it`s the technique of playing and method of sound production that you look at to determine similarity between two instruments. Both the tin whistle and the recorder are fipple flutes. The flute isn`t. It`s held very differently from the tin whistle and recorder, and you should know that. If you won`t believe it I can`t help you.
The only way which makes the flute closer to a tin whistle, in my opinion, is that neither appears to be on your hate list.