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Whistling Vessel Video


2011
03.21

I forgot to add a link to the Whistling Vessel Video that I loaded onto YouTube last week. There will be better videos but probably not better tunes coming from the vessels *grin*.

Here is the Windows Media Video file (.wmv) version, uploaded for WordPress:
Whistling Vessel Testing.

Experimentation continues on ceramic musical instruments. New pieces are expected out of the kiln next week (not much of a cliffhanger, right?).

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Four Hole Ocarina Magic


2010
07.16

I am not sure why I decided to do this. It may be simply the challenge to make an ocarina that plays a full octave with only four finger holes. Perhaps it is the frustration of carving out 8 to 12 holes and constantly fighting the airway in order to achieve a reasonable tone. Regardless, John Taylor’s English system for a 4 hole ocarina is the challenge I made for myself while taking some time off from the craziness of the office:

It will be a while before I am confident that I can play using this system. The permutations and combinations of fingering is quite an adjustment from what I learned as a second grader playing a song flute in one of dad’s music classes. There are a few tricks and tips that I need to pry from some of my ocarina building friends, but I am thrilled to better understand the magic of how 4 finger holes in a simple clay instrument can produce a full octave scale.

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YouTube Channel


2010
06.28

YouTube Channel created, check. First video uploaded, check. Ready to get better video online very soon, I certainly hope so. This was recorded last year about this same time, so consider this a test drive of The MugPhlute Channel appearing on the blog:

Drum-roll, please: The MugPhlute Channel on YouTube