Unsure if its a recorder

Unsure if its a recorder

    
Unsure if its a recorder    15:35 on Tuesday, May 06, 2008          

celticlady
(165 points)
Posted by celticlady

I have what looks like a recorder but I can't be sure as to what its even called and was hoping if someone knows what it may be. It's made of wood but very shiny about a foot long and has 6 holes and one on the bottem of it and it VERY hard to get a sound out of it, it also what it looks to say (I may very well be wrong)but it says AMMA. I've had it for probably 4 years but haven't been able to really even get a sound out of it. If you know of any websites that might help that be nice to. Thank you very much!!!!

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Re: Unsure if its a recorder    13:04 on Wednesday, May 07, 2008          

anders101
(65 points)
Posted by anders101

If you put up a picture of it then we could all look and have our opinions, but judging from your description it sounds like a type of fipple flute (I think it's fipple, not sure) which is kind of a flute where instead of playing it horizontally you play it in a similar position as how you would play recorder.


Re: Unsure if its a recorder    16:30 on Wednesday, May 07, 2008          

recorder_boy
(1 point)
Posted by recorder_boy

If it doesnt have a thumb hole in the back it might not be a recorder. A picture would help..


Re: Unsure if its a recorder    18:40 on Sunday, May 18, 2008          

bukowski
(56 points)
Posted by bukowski

probably very wrong in this assesment but 6 holes makes me think its a low whistle (like a tin whistle but in a lower key)...but the hole on the bottom confuses me! does the hole look like it is for your thumb?
jacob


Re: Unsure if its a recorder    22:11 on Wednesday, May 28, 2008          

celticlady
(165 points)
Posted by celticlady

I'll try putting up a pic soon and what I meant by the hole being at the bottom is that it is a thumb hole. I couldn't think of it at the time.


Re: Unsure if its a recorder    10:32 on Saturday, June 07, 2008          

chobrocoli
(10 points)
Posted by chobrocoli

Lucky you! I actually read about that instrument on wikipedia this morning it's called a "Quena" and it's a traditional south african flute.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quena

Actually that's about all I know.


Re: Unsure if its a recorder    10:42 on Saturday, June 07, 2008          

chobrocoli
(10 points)
Posted by chobrocoli

My memory betrayed me, it's a south american instrument.


Re: Unsure if its a recorder    11:26 on Monday, June 09, 2008          

Parkerr
(2 points)
Posted by Parkerr

I have one! :D
I think it's the same as a recorder minus the seventh hole.
I haven't held it up to a tuner to see if the notes are the same.
But it's amazing, it sounds SO much better than a recorder! :D


Re: Unsure if its a recorder    04:04 on Tuesday, June 10, 2008          

chobrocoli
(10 points)
Posted by chobrocoli

It really is not a recorder. It's sure an end blown flute but the fingerings are not the same as on a recorder (however both instruments have a pretty similar sound).


Re: Unsure if its a recorder    11:06 on Wednesday, June 11, 2008          

celticlady
(165 points)
Posted by celticlady

Wow thats it Thank you VERY much!!!!


Re: Unsure if its a recorder    01:56 on Sunday, June 15, 2008          

mira191
(14 points)
Posted by mira191

You hold it against your chin so that when you pucker your lips just right, the air will hit the notch. It's a little (but only a little) like making sound with a beer bottle. Think how if you sawed off the part of the recorder where you blow; then you would have to accomplish with just your mouth what the sawed off part (the block and windway) of the recorder was doing.


Re: Unsure if its a recorder    14:59 on Wednesday, July 02, 2008          

lil_prinsess
(8 points)
Posted by lil_prinsess

thats serttainly a flute i have one just like that. yours has a cork right? cuz i can teach you how to play it its easy wonse you get help. trust me. my music teacher gave me lessons and if u can try getting lessons yourself it will all come faster to you that youll ever believe. besides a flute is good to play. i like playing the flute myself.


   




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