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

WhistlEarth LIVE !! is not just an online version of our magazine or a cover character any more. Instead, it is as alive and whistling as a real person is.
Thus henceforth, whenever we travel aound the world for any show or event, it will be WhistlEarth travelling and those will be his journeys to the various places as a representative of the Internation Whistling Comunity lead by India.
Watch out for more of his excititng journeys!!
Work Hard, Whistle Harder,
Rigveda Deshpandey-The Maverick Whistler
Indian Whistlers’ Association


Whistling Training is Gaining Momentum

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

A hearty “namaste!” to all my friends at the IWA.

I’d like to share with you my experiences as a lecturer and teacher of whistling in recent years. I hope you can find something of use in my advice, and remember what our friend The Maverick Whistler says, “Work Hard!! Whistle Harder!!!!”

Interest in learning how to whistle is gaining interest from a wide range of students. When I’ve given my lecture titled “Non-Traditional Instruments in Popular Music” at colleges around the U.S., whistling (or the puccalo, as I like to refer to it) is the instrument receiving most of the questions. Since the audiences are mostly music majors, the concept of adding a second (or third) instrument to one’s repertoire is often the point, as well as interest into how a whistler can accomplish various advanced controls of his/her instrument? Continue reading