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Adam the Archer
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Fife

Postby Adam the Archer » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:33 am

Hi folks

I am interested in learning to play the fife. Does anyone know where i can get one from and are there any "Fife playing for dummies" type books?

Cheers

Adam



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Postby busy mole » Tue Jul 24, 2007 4:40 pm

Adam have a look here towards the bottom of the page

http://www.busymolemusic.co.uk/woodwind.htm
Sweethart fife in D


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Postby Polygone » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:40 pm

Try these www.westpointsutlers.org they have them in stock



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Postby Xioumi » Tue Jul 24, 2007 7:57 pm

I have owned two Sweetheart flutes - the simple 'renaissance' style, straight bore single piece in D and a 2 piece tapered bore cherrywood one in C. Both were beautiful to play, especially the straight bore which I still have (and was the cheaper of the two!) Lovely clear tones and a good price for a beginners instrument.
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Postby Xioumi » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:31 am

Oops I meant to say I owned two sweetheart fifes not flutes.
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Postby Adam the Archer » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:39 am

Cheers guys

How easy are they to play?



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Postby Xioumi » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:48 pm

Not too difficult with practice. I also play recorder and the fingering is completely different so it took some getting used to. Once you figure out how to get a noise out of it (and that is the hardest part) you will be fine.
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Postby Maladicta » Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:35 am

Adam,
I don't play the recorder (As Xioumi can readily attest to :lol: ), so I found the fife very easy to play. The fingering is the same as whistle fingering. I also own the single piece Sweetheart and I love it. A very nice little instrument.




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