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Adam the Archer
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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?

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Adam

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

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Xioumi
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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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Oops I meant to say I owned two sweetheart fifes not flutes.
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Cheers guys

How easy are they to play?

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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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Post by Maladicta »

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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