Michael The Whistler’s one hundred and twenty-nine comments

  • Re: With little respect for Yoda I think llig would appreciate a fellow player who puts in her personal best effort.

    I always thought Yoda to be condescending with that "there is no try" rubbish. I attended my first session as a guest listener last week. The participating musicians were to my mind first rate. I was introduced to some of the musicians and a few other... more…

  • Re: How do you guys decide sets?

    I'm a very nascent player so mayhaps my set approach seems lame. But I think of sets with themes. One I put together is: Cat's Meow*, Pigeon On The Gate and Toss The Feathers. I borrowed a short set form an ocarina CD, Where's The Cat and Behind The Bus... more…

  • Re: New whistle + care + other

    I suggest emailing Michael Bruke who makes high end aluminum whistles. Also try wiping the whistle with isopropyl, a practice recommended by Mr. Bruke. more…

  • It’s About Time!

    Tips on developing more accurate timing? more…

  • Re: Will Morrison’s Jig ever come off the favourites list? :)

    No. Thus the gods have ordained it. more…

  • That’s Odd…

    Any members know of whistle makers producing whistles in minor keys or other uncommon tunings? more…

  • Fake It!

    Member Bog has started an interesting discussion about fake books. I've always wondered about this term. What is "fake"? more…

  • Re: REPEATS

    @creadur - I was concerned my question may not be clear. I suppose for the most part it would be lowering, or otherwise alter an entire part. for example say a jig had abb, caa. And one wanted alter it for variation, would one drop the notes to maybe f... more…

  • Re: REPEATS

    @ross - I don't know this term, "modulation" as it applies to music. more…

  • Re: Make It A Double

    @gbyrne - Erik emailed me a useful diagramed and written tutorial. My double is on it's way from The Whistle Shop. I was quite surprised Susato, who produces this double, offers no tutorial material. more…