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Does any one want to hear

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Published on: October 30, 2006

Does any one want to hear some of the Christmas Carols I have been practicing as of late. If any one want to hear some of them I am willing to record them and convert them to mp3’s and upload them here. So does any one want to hear any of them. The ones that[…]

What a day

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Published on: October 29, 2006

Well today was a bit long. After church today, we had our yearly Octoberfest, then after that we went to First Lutheran in Sharpsburgh. Finally after I and Joe got back we started to practice the Christmas Carols that we are planning to play on Dec 1. We have some work to do. He and[…]

My neighbors must be getting tired of my Tin Whistle

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Published on: October 23, 2006

I say this because for the last several days, I have been practicing for 2 to 3 hours a day. I still need to build up the lung capacity, I find at about the 2 or 3 round of a song I start running out of breath and can not keep my lungs filled. Right[…]

Preparing for Christmas with music

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Published on: October 2, 2006

I have started to look at music for Christmas. I know of a group from my church that does some singing one day in December. Last year someone said that she would like some music. Well I have gotten the sheet with the songs on them. I am going to see if I can get[…]

Yet another song to bleed your ears too ;-)

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Published on: September 11, 2006

Here is yet another song I have played on my Tin Whistle. Stricken Smitten and Afflicted. enjoy >:-D I have been working on this one, it has a lot of 1/8 notes, so I don’t think it really is going to sound too good, but I hope to use this tune to get myself comfortable[…]

Stricken Smitten and Afflicted

Should I put up a music section to my web site

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Published on: September 3, 2006

I have posted a few mp3’s I have recorded of my playing my tin whistle, and chances are high that I probably will be posting more mp3 of myself playing. The question now is should I just keep putting links to the new mp3’s on my blog or should I put up some more php[…]

Ode to Joy (well atlest my attempt at it)

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Published on: September 1, 2006

I am not very good at the tin whistle yet, but I keep plugging away at it, and with that said here is an attempt by me to play the tune for Ode to Joy (music lovers you might not want to hear this 😉 ). I still need to practice but, I think maybe[…]

Ode to Joy

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Published on: August 30, 2006

Some one asked me to do more posts on the Tin Whistle, so here. I have been playing around with playing Ode to Joy. I think I am doing well, but I am having problems with measure 10 and 11 with the 2 1/8 notes followed by a 1/4 note, and proceeded by a 1/4[…]

My review of the hymn section of the new LCMS hymnal

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Published on: August 29, 2006

Well here is the review of the hymn section of the new LCMS hymnal (LSB) This is coming from a average church member and tin whistle player. This part of my review of the new hymnal is where I will be the most kind to the new hymnal First they did change some of the[…]

More messing around on the Tin Whistle

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Published on: August 23, 2006

Well I was messing around with my Tin Whistle tonight and going though my hymnal (The Lutheran Hymnal) and I ran across the tune Coronae (if you click here you can hear my play it, not well but) I will admit I really like the tune, I am not sure about the text of the[…]

Coronae (if you click here you can hear my play it, not well but)

Picked up a book of Hymns this weekend

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Published on: June 17, 2006

Up at the Easter District Conference CPH was there. They had a book out that was a collection of Hymns written by one Rev. Stephen P. Starke. I picked it up with the hope that it my have a few tunes I could play with on my Irish Tin Whistle. Also Rev. Starke was up[…]

The LCMS Eastern District confernce

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Published on: June 11, 2006

Next weekend is the Eastern District (of the LCMS) is having their confernce. I will be there, I will post from there a few posts. One thing I know they will be covering is the new hynmal. I am not really looking forward to that, I know that I and a few others in my[…]

My New Tin Whistle

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Published on: June 5, 2006

I finally got my new Tin Whistle in today. you can see a picture of it to the left. I put the old Tin Whistle next to it. The new one is on the right side of the picture and the old one is on the left side of the picture. The new Whistle is[…]

I am getting excited

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Published on: June 3, 2006

My new Tin Whistle should come in on Monday, I can not want to try it out. I am thinking I might use my old tin whistle as decoration on one of my walls.

Trying to buy a new Irish Tin Whistle

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Published on: May 31, 2006

Well back on the 3rd I ordered a new Irish Tin Whistle, the company I ordered it from, has not sent it yet. Good thing though is that they have not charged my card for either. But I have tried to contact them. I sent them 3 emails last week, and one today, I tried[…]

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