Archive for Linda Hamilton

Using a computer to help you practice

Posted in Contributions, Tutorial with tags , , on May 1, 2008 by Rigveda Deshpandey

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You are probably already using your computer to communicate with other whistlers through forums such as Orawhistle and the Indian Whistlers’ Association and to visit the scores of whistlers’ websites with all their whistling samples.

However, your computer can do a lot more to help you practice and prepare for your performances. In fact, it can become your personal whistling trainer.

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My Beginnings as a Whistler

Posted in Contributions, Experiences with tags , , on May 1, 2008 by Rigveda Deshpandey

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I was a four year old with serious kidney disease and had spent half my life in hospitals. Because I wasn’t well, I was expected to take long naps. I hated naps. One afternoon, bored and lonely and tired of pretending the end of my bed was a horse, I discovered I could make a low whistling sound. When I showed off my new talent to my family, everybody laughed! Here I was, a tiny girl, whistling really low notes. Never considering that what I had learned was real whistling, I continued casually with the skill, and learned to low-whistle simple songs. Occasionally, I’d show it off to my friends, and we’d all laugh at my strange-sounding trick.

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