Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 50

Thread: Recorder anyone?

  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    408

    Default

    . .
    Last edited by buddhuu; 09-11-2016 at 11:16 PM. Reason: Just because

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Sunny Jersey - where the cows come from!
    Posts
    1,094

    Default

    Having learnt to play penny whistle a few years ago I "expanded my horizons" to the recorder, purely out of interest and because there was an old Aulos descant in a drawer, left behind by my wife, from her school-days, when she moved on.

    Interest grew, in the sound, but I was never taken by the almost universal "baroque" shaping of the instruments mostly available. Then I saw a second-hand Moeck "Tuju" and fell in love

    I had to learn to play it just so I had an opportunity to handle such a lovely-looking thing on a regular basis

    Time passed and, almost inevitably, the dreaded acquisition syndrome took hold and I've ended up with a complete set of Tuju's, sopranino to bass, all bought second-hand on your favourite on-line auction site, for a grand total of somewhat less than 500 sterling ... bargains are out there if you're not in too much hurry to buy

    The sopranino is a little cramped for my larger fingers, and I've yet to learn to read bass clef and transpose for the "F" instruments "on the fly", but they have a lovely sound and match with a finger-picked acoustic ukulele perfectly for a lot of renaissance pieces

    Good luck !!

    Afterthought:

    I gave the xaphoon a little thought but read several poor revues and didn't fancy the different fingering patterns, however the chalumeau is effectively a cut-down clarinet that uses a Bb clarinet mouthpiece and reed, with fingering very similar to that used on a recorder ... I bought a Hohner.
    Last edited by kypfer; 09-10-2016 at 11:54 PM.
    There are those who will wax lyrical about the ability to play a double shuffle with a split fan and a tight G-string ...
    it just makes me walk funny!

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Ruislip, UK
    Posts
    170

    Default

    I shouldn't facilitate I know but have you ever tried the renaissance recorders?

    http://www.earlymusicshop.com/produc...ssance-soprano

    Fantastic sound

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Ruislip, UK
    Posts
    170

    Default

    mmn

    I never realised you could get the renaissance in plastic also

    http://www.earlymusicshop.com/produc...ant-c-red-glit

    Think I'm going to have to get one of these

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Herts, UK
    Posts
    3,504

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gleibitz View Post
    Interesting historical fact #2: In 1629, emperor Zhu Youjian decreed that "any man, woman, child or goat found playing the recorder will be stripped of skin and rolled in salt". Why? Because he was a kind man, decent to a fault, and lenient on crimes against humanity.
    We get it, Dan, you like to troll recorder players. You can stop now. Thanks.
    And whether the blood be highland, lowland or no,
    And whether the skin be black or white as the snow,
    Of kith and of kin we are one, be it right, be it wrong,
    As long as our hearts beat true to the lilt of a song.

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    408

    Default

    Okay, will do! Dang, I had at least another 20 funnies up my sleeve.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    408

    Default

    . .
    Last edited by Dan Gleibitz; 09-11-2016 at 01:10 AM. Reason: Even less funny.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Sunny Jersey - where the cows come from!
    Posts
    1,094

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Iulia View Post
    mmn

    I never realised you could get the renaissance in plastic also

    http://www.earlymusicshop.com/produc...ant-c-red-glit

    Think I'm going to have to get one of these
    Great instruments, I've got a black plastic one, but my experience is reflected by at least one on-line revue which suggests the "two full octaves" is a little optimistic. The left thumb placement and breath pressure becomes quite critical above G in the second octave ... just my tuppence worth, YMMV
    There are those who will wax lyrical about the ability to play a double shuffle with a split fan and a tight G-string ...
    it just makes me walk funny!

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Ruislip, UK
    Posts
    170

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kypfer View Post
    Great instruments, I've got a black plastic one, but my experience is reflected by at least one on-line revue which suggests the "two full octaves" is a little optimistic. The left thumb placement and breath pressure becomes quite critical above G in the second octave ... just my tuppence worth, YMMV
    not likely to get those notes with any instrument, if I'm honest

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Sunny Jersey - where the cows come from!
    Posts
    1,094

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Iulia View Post
    not likely to get those notes with any instrument, if I'm honest
    In that case go for it and enjoy ... they really are "something different"
    There are those who will wax lyrical about the ability to play a double shuffle with a split fan and a tight G-string ...
    it just makes me walk funny!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •