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Re: Some questions
> OK, guys... I have some questions. Maybe some of you can answer them,
> or direct me to where I may find some answers.
> 1) What is the origin of the potter's wheel? When did it first start
> being used?
Don't know the answer to this. I would suspect that the concept goes back
to BCE time period.
> 2) What is the origin of the tin whistle? How old is it? How about
> those big Concert D whistles?
Again, I don't know the origin, however the fingering of a penny whistle
is identical to that of a medaeval recorder. I said Medaeval, not Baroque.
The Baroque recorder is what you see (and hear) most commonly being played
today. The fingering is different. THe C penny whistle, or so I have been
told, is closest to the Medaeval recorder in tuning. So, if you get yourself
a low whistle (that's what the larger, lower octave whistles are called
among Irish seisun musicians) tuned in C, you will approximate a Medaeval
recorder. Also, the low whistles, whether in D or C, are less shrill than
the standard penny whistle. For an example of excellent low whistle playing,
pick up any album by Davy Spillane. He's a consumate Irish piper and plays
one helluva low whistle.
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- Some questions
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