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Suggestions / Re: A Consort of CODAs
« on: July 10, 2019, 01:39:36 pm »
A little rounder might be better. Trying it right now, the ergonomic divets get in the way, but I can cover two holes with one finger with some effort.

Suggestions / Re: A Consort of CODAs
« on: July 10, 2019, 09:36:27 am »

This is what I was referring to. You can cover holes with parts of your finger besides just the tip.

Suggestions / Re: A Consort of CODAs
« on: July 09, 2019, 07:32:57 pm »
I don’t think it would need to be quite that big but the biggest problem would be the hole size.  :(

Where is the law written that says you can only block a hole with the tip of your finger? I have some Indian bamboo flutes that you have to use the middle of the fingers to play. You cover the holes with the 2nd pad of your fingers which is a joint up from the tip.

 You might be able to have a hole span from the tip of your finger to the middle. I think that's possible.

Suggestions / Re: A Consort of CODAs
« on: July 09, 2019, 03:30:20 pm »
I would love to have a coda one octave lower.  ;)

Since it would be an octave lower, that would mean that it's twice as large on every dimension I believe. So it'd be about the size of a Bible, lol.

Questions and Answers / Re: Other Coda colors
« on: July 08, 2019, 05:05:20 pm »
Translucent would be really cool for something with 2 Chambers like this.

Share your musical journey / Re: Carolan's Welcome
« on: June 18, 2019, 08:31:09 pm »
Yeah some of the audio is clipped, but it's not too bad. Your tone and playing are excellent.

I really ought to put out some videos since there's not many videos of the coda on YouTube. I could corner the market, lol.

Share your musical journey / Re: Fresh start
« on: May 27, 2019, 12:54:47 am »
It is ugly, I thought French horns and accordions were ugly, but the Coda is worse.

People wonder why I carry a taser, but it's not a taser it's my coda. They're both as effective at immobilizing people I guess.

General Discussion / Silencers
« on: May 15, 2019, 11:54:03 am »
Disclaimer: Karl sent me some silencers before they were released.

The silencers are fun. I can watch movies (as long as the movie isn't too loud) while playing, and to my sister it just sounds like I'm blowing into a straw, lol. I've tried my best to be annoying while playing with the silencers in, but I couldn't get anybody to tell me to stop, so they're a success. The best part is how small they are and convenient to install and remove.

Suggestions / Re: A Consort of CODAs
« on: April 13, 2019, 09:20:11 pm »
The big question is whether the bisected tone holes could be covered by normal fingers on a larger Coda, or would there have to be keys and pads?

I think that because the tenor or bass coda would be bigger, and the placement of the holes doesn't matter like it does on a regular flute, you could position the holes where your fingers can reach them. And then elongate the holes so that you cover them with the last two pads of your fingers instead of just the end pad. Bam, tenor coda with no keys or pads.

Introductions / Hello from Iowa
« on: April 13, 2019, 08:33:51 pm »
Hi, I used to be "tone deaf" as they called it. At 18 though, I got myself a soprano recorder, then an alto, and a tenor (The tenor is so nice and quiet) and taught myself how to play music. From there I got into clarinets, flutes, and ocarinas. My singing voice improved, so I took up ukulele and then mandolin. It's been 8 years of music, and surprisingly, people like it.

Somehow I got most of my friends either to take music back up or to learn it, and now we jam out to hymns or other songs that glorify Jesus.

I'm still getting the hang of the CODA, only had it for a week, but I like it much more than other ocarinas for a few reasons:
  • The dynamics are great, they're like the opposite of the recorder, so on the CODA the low notes are louder.
  • The ergonomics are just great, it fits in my hands great, the belt clip is just wonderful. (Mine fell off, but Karl is sending me another. His customer service is too good)
  • The fingerings and the range are just pleasant.

Introductions / Re: Hello Forum
« on: April 13, 2019, 08:09:19 pm »
Yeah, recorders are so much fun... I find it interesting that the CODA has almost the opposite dynamics of the recorder, really distinguishes it. My low notes are loud on the CODA, it's interesting.

Questions and Answers / Who uses polyphonics?
« on: April 10, 2019, 09:29:43 pm »
I know the coda isn't really designed for polyphonics, but I find that the lowest few notes on both chambers can be played simultaneously fairly well.

I saw Eendbass had a video with a little bit.

Anybody else experiment with the polyphonics?

Suggestions / One Handed Flute
« on: April 10, 2019, 12:26:19 pm »
Since the fingering on a coda is fairly linear, with some reworking, I think it might be possible to set the holes closer together so that the holes on the left hand side and the right hand side could be covered with one finger. This would allow the 2 octave chromatic range of the coda with just one hand. Then, you could play while reading a book, while driving, while surfing the net, etc.

You would slide your finger to the full position for covering both the left and the right, and slide it half way for only playing the left holes.

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