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General Discussion / Re: New looks for Coda
« on: February 05, 2020, 01:34:17 pm »
So far I'm thinking just a little paint around the edges.  Maybe a galaxy and some stars, maybe a Van Gogh replica... though it may look more like a Picasso...  :-\ Perhaps I should practice a bit more before permanently marking up my CODA... or perhaps I should stop worrying about aesthetics and just practice more music.  ;D

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Introductions / Re: Greetings from New Mexico, USA
« on: February 05, 2020, 01:29:26 pm »
Thank you, Windjammer!  ;D
I feel like I've found my people; my tribe! In other words, I found where all the other smart alecks hang out.   ::) ;) ;D

Musically inclined smart alecks, to be precise!  :P

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Share your musical journey / Re: Oops
« on: February 04, 2020, 09:38:59 pm »
For those of us with smaller hands and fingers, it's relatively easy to accidentally leave an inner hole not quite sealed, especially if you're playing a difficult chamber switch quickly. So then you're wondering why your lower chamber note sounded just fine and the upper chamber note was off. Even if you know that you're supposed to cover the holes and keep your finger pads flat, if you realize that the inner holes are for the upper chamber, it makes figuring out what's leaking easier.

I'm so glad you pointed that out! I was having trouble with the lower chamber, because in my efforts to cover both sets of holes, my fingers were too far in and not sealing the outer sets of holes. Now that I see that, it's gotten easier to play. My finger pads are just too small to cover all the holes, I suppose.  ;D

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Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« on: February 04, 2020, 09:11:55 pm »
Thanks for posting about your journey! Though I feel like I'm reading someone's diary, LOL!  :o
All that you've posted has been very encouraging for me: I'm not the only one fiddling with getting the notes to sound just right, wondering if it's the CODA or just me, getting nervous about recording myself. The reminders to practice and be patient are SO needed!  ;D Thanks again!

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Share your musical journey / Re: Hint for learning to cover tone holes
« on: February 04, 2020, 08:17:59 pm »
These are great tips! Thanks everybody! :)

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General Discussion / Re: New looks for Coda
« on: February 04, 2020, 08:01:22 pm »
That sounds awesome Carol. I don’t know off hand and somebody can feel free to correct me but I would think acrylic paint would work great for this. Karl could tell us if there would be a issue with this as far as warranty or chemical reactions I imagine.  ???

I didnt even consider chemical reactions! Well, if I mess up my CODA, I'll have to get another one... I'm sure Karl won't mind is buying more from him!  ;)  My 2 daughters have CODAs and they're not willing to do anything to mess theirs up so I guess it's up to me to experiment.

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Introductions / Re: Greetings from New Mexico, USA
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:56:09 pm »
Are you the Trebble Maker that I used to see on other forums?

Hello! I haven't been on a forum in many years, but I'm sure I'm not the only Treble maker around here. I'd love to take credit for all that treble... and all that bass... but alas, I'm just one of many.  ;D

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Introductions / Re: Greetings from New Mexico, USA
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:52:54 pm »
Well Carol, don’t leave us hanging as they say. Karl’s arms are going to get tired doing all that drumming.  ;D

I was totally being ornery and waiting til the drumming stopped  :P When Karl reattaches his arms, he can type up a reprimand.  ;D

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Introductions / Re: Greetings from New Mexico, USA
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:50:20 pm »
And the name of the song is...  drum roll, drum roll, drum roll   ??  :)

The song is called Brother. It's from an anime and it's a lovely melody. On my ocarinas, I'm limited to one octave so I have to drop lower at one certain part, but now I can play it "right".  ;)

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Coda News / Re: Join me! And together we can… Enchant the Forest
« on: January 23, 2020, 10:05:27 pm »
I'm throwing my hat in on this Enchant the Forest initiative! Though I'll have to drive up the mountains to get to the forest, I can currently walk outside the neighborhood and enchant some tumbleweeds! I live in the desert... the dry side... there's a less dry side, but that's up on the mountains. Regardless, I'm inspired and ready to practice my skills on some dry, shriveled shrubbery thus enhancing my performance capabilities. Now I must fetch my hat... ;D

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General Discussion / Re: New looks for Coda
« on: January 23, 2020, 09:54:18 pm »
Hello! I'm the newest newbie, at the moment, and I'm poking around trying to figure this all out...
Custom colors of CODAs sounds amazing. I was actually considering painting the sides of mine with an enamel or acrylic paint. I bought the solid black because, like a geek, I thought the shape and size reminded me the the Sliders (sci-fi show from the 90's) timer... it just needs red digital numbers near the mouthpiece, lol. Perhaps I can paint a galaxy on the side? ???
Now that I think of it, pearlescent colors would be stunning! Pearlescent emerald, baby blue, gold, pink, white.   ;D
I like the idea of clear with lights! Or at least opaque with multicolored lights!! Or crackled clear/opaque with multicolored changing lights!!!  :o Karl is gonna regret inviting us to share our opinions.  ;D

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Introductions / Re: Greetings from New Mexico, USA
« on: January 23, 2020, 09:23:43 pm »
Thanks! I think I'll start my baby step with an old standby that I've played on the keyboard, ocarina and pennywhistle... in other words, I'm pretty familiar with it. Lol

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Introductions / Greetings from New Mexico, USA
« on: January 22, 2020, 07:25:18 pm »
I'm a little late to the party. Let me introduce myself.
I've always loved music and singing. I played the flute in middle school band, but was frustrated by my teacher's inability to properly answer my questions. I discovered the ocarina in 2002 after playing the video game The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time and realizing that this is a real instrument! In my web searches I found Mountain Ocarinas, but I was lured into buying a different ocarina by the rival's shiny exterior and smooth glossy surface... only to discover its inferiority in sound.  :-[ Such a let down. For a while I tried making my own with craft clay, a kitchen oven and a metal nail file. I bought several ocarinas and flutes before I remembered Mountain and when I returned, there were no more ocarinas being sold.  :'(  BUT there were plans for a new, innovative, never-been-done-before, pocket flute and I KNEW I had to jump on board! After receiving my CODA (and getting one for each of my daughters), I've had a series of ailments and seasons of busyness driving a wedge between me and my new friend. That's why I'm here. I want to get more involved and get some accountability. I'm excited to really become a part of the CODA family!  ;D

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