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Monday, February 19, 2018

Hitting the second octave on tin whistle

It was a wonderful moment when I was able to get clean notes in the second octave. So I practiced a piece of music which previously I ran out of steam at the second section. But now, I can play it. (El Condor Pasa)
I was quite pleased with myself when I first hit that second octave!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Train-Harmonica

I decided to get my harmonica out after a long absence and  after watching a YouTube tutorial I had a go at a technique called The Train. Basically you breathe in as if saying acca ticca acca ticca acca ticca, then breathe out for the lower notes. Fun. I just need to get speed up and practice my breathing, as you quickly run out of puff if you don't do it right!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Alto outing

I decided to get my Yamaha Alto recorder out this morning, set up my music stand and did a scale run to re-familiarise myself with it after a long absence. And I found it a delight to play! So now I'm looking for alto resources so I can get playing!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Stairway to Heaven intro

I got myself a footstool and music stand to help me learn classical guitar, and while it may be a cliché the intro to Stairway to Heaven is a perfect piece for practicing finger placement. I don't read music fluently (working on that) but I am very familiar with that tune. So why not!

Friday, December 29, 2017

My new uke

I had some Christmas money and I got myself a baritone ukulele with it. Its a Brunswick BU4B and is tuned DGBE, the same as the bottom 4 strings of a guitar. It's quite a bit bigger than a concert uke and is about the size of a mini guitar. I called her Kalua which means Second Child in Hawaii...

Friday, December 22, 2017

Yet another new instrument

Another woodwind, bought with Birthday money, an ocarina made by Focalink. I ordered it from Amazon after watching countless youtube videos, convincing me of its quality. The one I originally was going to get, a Night by Noble, was only available via Japan on Amazon, and this ocarina came from Germany. I guess the instrument needs to gain popularity here in the UK other than that thing played in the Zelda games!
Not had chance to play it as yet, busy with Christmas stuff and such...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

RIP Fats Domino

Legendary piano rock and roller Fats Domino has died aged 89!
I have fond memories of hearing my mom play his songs when I was younger.