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Thread #94923   Message #1847053
Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
30-Sep-06 - 03:46 PM
Thread Name: Recorders type/range?
Subject: RE: Recorders type/range?
Cathal might have meant Mico Russell as the Irish whistle player who tongued a lot. Davit Kipiani the salamuri player tongues almost every note, I presume this is the usual Georgian style.

I like doing combinations of tonguing and fingering to heavier accents, places where you might do a birl or throw on the pipes. Sometimes a microburst of fluttertonguing works for really strong accentuation. For an accent on (descant) G I'll sometimes do roughly the same fingering pattern as a piper would for a D, i.e. {GAGD}G, slamming three right-hand fingers down briefly. It's not as audible as it would be on a reed instrument but it works.

The reason I make so much use of a G alto for Scottish tunes is that the fingering is much like that of the Highland pipes when playing pipe tunes in the standard keys - some kinds of pipe ornamentation come almost for free.

The alternate fingering T -23 ---- for (descant) B is useful for doing turns on C.