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Unsure if its a recorder    15:35 on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

celticlady
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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 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

anders101
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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.

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Re: Unsure if its a recorder    16:30 on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

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

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Re: Unsure if its a recorder    18:40 on Sunday, May 18, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

bukowski
(56 points)

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

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Re: Unsure if its a recorder    22:11 on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

celticlady
(165 points)

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.

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Re: Unsure if its a recorder    10:32 on Saturday, June 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 1 vote

chobrocoli
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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.

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Re: Unsure if its a recorder    10:42 on Saturday, June 07, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

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

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Re: Unsure if its a recorder    11:26 on Monday, June 09, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Parkerr
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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

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Re: Unsure if its a recorder    04:04 on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

chobrocoli
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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).

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Re: Unsure if its a recorder    11:06 on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

celticlady
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Wow thats it Thank you VERY much!!!!

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Re: Unsure if its a recorder    01:56 on Sunday, June 15, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

mira191
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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.

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Re: Unsure if its a recorder    14:59 on Wednesday, July 02, 2008 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

lil_prinsess
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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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