April 19th, 2005

Apollo 4 on column of fire

A musical quirk

Recently I read a description of these little Generation whistles in G
as pretty useless, but the equivalent instrument in the recorder
family is the sopranino, a respected instrument. Go figure. :)

When I picked up one of the G whistles and put my fingers over the
holes, the first thing I thought of was sopranino recorder, because in
both cases my fingers were pushed together like sardines. I had quit
playing sopranino recorder because the sound, although beautiful, was
too piercing.