Classical slide whistle for the Baroque musician
October 7, 2019 1:12 PM   Subscribe

Allegro for slide whistle and piano, transcribed from the Sonata in C Major for Viola da Gamba and Continuo by Carl Friedrich Abel. Make your own slide whistle!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide (13 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is not what I had in mind.
posted by allkindsoftime at 1:17 PM on October 7 [6 favorites]


Uhh... C, please?
posted by phlyingpenguin at 1:37 PM on October 7 [1 favorite]


Whistleblower protection program?
posted by spitbull at 2:01 PM on October 7 [4 favorites]


Strictly spoken this is past Baroque and already belongs to, what we call, the Elegant Style (pretty clear in this example, no?).
This is what inspired Beethoven when he was young.


go figure...
posted by Namlit at 2:34 PM on October 7


Like 15 years ago, I was hanging out with my sister and her then-boyfriend, and there happened to be this slide whistle sitting there. I picked it up and the boyfriend was like "play My Heart Will Go On!" So I played the whistle solo.

I didn't even know if I could play it, but I nailed it.

I basically peaked at 18, is what I'm saying.
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk at 3:01 PM on October 7 [8 favorites]


Worth it for Tennis Ball Cannon-Newton's 3rd law // Homemade Science with Bruce Yeany of the Make your own slide whistle link. He seems like a fun science teacher.

he forgot to soak the tennis ball in lighter fluid
posted by zengargoyle at 4:15 PM on October 7 [3 favorites]


The little bit where he caught the slide hook on his waistcoat was a nice touch.
posted by stinkfoot at 5:25 PM on October 7 [1 favorite]


spitbull: Whistleblower protection program?

Yeah wait did you do this on purpose? Masterful, either way.
posted by capricorn at 6:41 PM on October 7 [1 favorite]


so tiny trombones then ....
posted by mbo at 1:37 AM on October 8


In the late 1700/early 1800 New England (according to my limited research), they used a square slide whistle as a pitch pipe for choirs. I made a copy of one similar to this one. I've seen them with the notes incribed along the top of the slide.
posted by bonobothegreat at 3:27 AM on October 8 [2 favorites]


Yeah wait did you do this on purpose? Masterful, either way.

Why America needs slide-whistle blowers.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:02 AM on October 8 [2 favorites]


Flight of the Bumblebee!

Posting next to the whistleblower thread was a happy accident. :)
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 7:18 AM on October 8


This must be the otamatone's predecessor.
posted by batter_my_heart at 9:47 PM on October 8


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