Hello Out There
Just wanted to say hi to everyone out there. I’m a 24 y/o fifer w/ the Old Gaurd fife and drum corp with a lengthy background in traditional military style music. I’ve always been interested in irish/folk music and have always messed around with whistles and various instruments but I’ve never actually taken the time out to learn the proper techniques of this style. I’ve got many friends that like to play whistles/flutes, mandolins and fiddles and they’ve really peaked my interest as of late. So the biggest difference between a fife and a whistle it seems to me, is ornamentation and that’s what I’ve been really working at. I seem to be doing alright but if anyone has any suggestions or tips, I’d appreciate it. I can do the taps, cuts and rolls(although theres room for improvement) but sometimes I think my placement is off. I feel I over do it a lot but then I listen to others and they use just as much ornamentation only it sounds better. Maybe it just all comes with practice.