belayatron’s sixty-three comments

  • Re: Whistles in D with easier second octave

    I think whistles are quite personal things so it’s tricky to give advice, but there’s genuinely nothing wrong with keeping your sweetone if you like it and are a beginner, if it’s working well they can be as good as very expensive whistles. more…

  • Re: Feadóg Stain Tutor book PDF

    @David50 Ooooh!!! I see! My apologies you’ve explained it perfectly, when he says put your third left finger down on the open E hole, he does mean to put it on the bottom most hole (I’d have referred to it as a D hole, but see how that doesn’t make ... more…

  • Re: Feadóg Stain Tutor book PDF

    @Kenny On page 20 he says “lift the third finger on the left hand... this is called cutting the A” (I think he means lift the second finger of the left hand). more…

  • Re: Feadóg Stain Tutor book PDF

    Great book. I really like the way it explains visualising scales, I haven’t seen that method before and makes a lot more sense in my head than the other explanations I’ve read. more…

  • Re: Covid and us

    I'm part of the team delivering the vaccine programme in two counties in England and it's been the craziest time I've ever seen in the NHS, but staff and patients have been great. The vaccine programme changes constantly with new policy/evidence, but is v... more…

  • Re: How to stop clipping when recording whistle?

    Thumb up for selling it and buying a zoom too (the modern ones also function as a usb microphone if useful for zoom/online playing etc). more…

  • Re: Sessions in the U.K. 2021?

    @conical bore. Thanks you might be right... My thought re. Speakers is mainly, half the fun of our sessions tends to be the short snippets of chatting in between the sets and I’d like them to still be able to join in with this, with a secondary thought ... more…

  • Re: Sessions in the U.K. 2021?

    I’m not sure it’s practical, but, re the above, I might experiment bringing an iPad with speakers to occasional, specific physical sessions, when they start, and allow existing virtual attendees to be part of the circle (ie they play along on mute whi... more…

  • Re: Sessions in the U.K. 2021?

    I play whistle and flute and have started learning a different (non wind based) instrument this year purely due to the above (which is proving very slow but fun!) more…

  • Re: Buying Instruments From EU Post Brexit

    Re above, if you’re coming in by plane, you wouldn’t pay tax/import if an instrument you bought on holiday was under £390 (if that’s all you buy). more…