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Re: Clay Whistles - I made my 1st

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From: sculpi (sculpi_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Nov 16 2003 - 13:39:02 PST


Oh Cathy if you find out please let us know. I tried so hard to make one for
my class but I couldn't get them to work with my instructions :(

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From: "Cathy K" <ckerch@hotmail.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet@lists.getty.edu>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 8:26 AM
Subject: Clay Whistles - I made my 1st

> Okay I have to bring my good news to you all. Last night I made my first
> clay whistle and I think it works, well it makes a sound! I haven't
worked
> with clay in years and thought I better get myself brushed up on what I'm
> introducing to my students next week or I'm going to look stupid. Anyway,
I
> sat down with my son (who is also one of my students) and together we went
> through four different instructions on clay whistles. Anyway my concern
is
> the sound. I'm guessing that clay whistles are not going to sound like
> those plastic whistles you buy at the store so is the sound a high pitch,
> low pitch or bottle pitch? My reason for asking is that the clay whistle
I
> created and got to work makes a nice bottle whistle high pitch. I found
> that if I wrapped my lips around the mouthpiece the sound was just air but
> if I pressed my lips gently to the openning of the mouthpiece it made the
> high pitch bottle whistle sound. Is this corrent? I went through four
> different clay whistle instructions then combined two of them to be able
to
> create my working whistle. Can anyone tell me what a clay whistle is
> supposed to sound like?
>
> Mahalo,
> Cathy
> Honolulu, HI
>
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