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Introductions / Saluton el Nederlando! Hello from the Netherlands!
« Last post by Marc on September 17, 2020, 03:39:00 pm »
Saluton! Hello!

Mia nomo estas Marko. My name is Marc.
I'm 28 years old and I'm from the Netherlands, currently living in the Dutch city of Arnhem.

I’ve picked up the alto recorder during this pandemic, it’s my first instrument. Recently I've learned about the Coda EDC, which seems like it’s exactly what I’m looking for - as an Esperanto-speaker I’d like to travel with my instrument and as a student with many housemates I’d like an option to practice quietly.
I’m hoping to play the Coda next to the alto recorder. Hopefully that what I learn during my recorder lessons will be transferable to the Coda, which I’ll bring along wherever I go.
For language learning I have relied heavily on practising whenever I have a few minutes to spare (yay for smartphones!) and the Coda could be the musical equivalent to what my phone is for my language learning.

I've started playing Coda today, and already I can play almost anything that I've learned in the past months - though not as beautifully as I can play it on the recorder. Using a text book for the ocarina I've even learned new pieces and a new note - much faster/smoother than my attempt on a 12-hole ocarina!
Considering that there's very little overlap between the highest notes on an alto recorder and the lowest notes on a Coda, I will probably continue learning to play Coda using the ocarina text book, and the music curriculum on the Coda website, that tbh I haven't visited yet.

So far I've only played on the lower chamber, the sound from the higher chamber doesn't sound nice to me at all. Did anybody else have this experience?
Introductions / Re: Saluton al ĉiuj (el FR)!
« Last post by Marc on September 17, 2020, 03:28:47 pm »
Saluton, Foli!

Mi estas nederlandano, vera komencanto kiam temas pri muziko. Nun vi jam scias pri du aliaj parolantoj de Esperanto ĉi tie. :)
Ekde hodiaŭ mi ludas la fluton Coda, kaj mi jam scipovas ludi per ĝi preskaŭ ĉion kion mi lernis ludi sur la bekfluto dum la pasintaj monatoj.

Hi, Foli!
I'm Dutch, a complete beginner when it comes to music. Now you already know about two other speakers of Esperanto here. :)
I started playing the Coda flute today, and already I know how to play almost everything I've learned to play on the alto recorder during the past months.
Introductions / Saluton al ĉiuj (el FR)!
« Last post by Foly on September 01, 2020, 11:32:01 am »
Bonjour à tous (de FR) !
Je suis en France et suis l'heureuse propriétaire d'un "Coda" et de "Mountains ocarinas" en C et G. J'écris de temps en temps quelques arrangements musicaux et de courtes mélodies.
Voilà, ce ne sera pas facile pour moi d'écrire dans ce forum, puisque je ne maîtrise pas vraiment l'anglais. Cependant je peux le lire.
Avec l'espéranto, ce serait déjà plus facile et je sais qu'au moins une personne ici le pratique déjà. ;)
À bientôt !

Saluton al ĉiuj (el FR)!
Mi estas en Francio kaj mi estas feliĉa posedanto de "Coda" kaj "Mountains ocarinas" en C kaj G. Mi verkas de tempo al tempo kelkajn muzikajn aranĝojn kaj mallongajn melodiojn.
Nu, ne estos facile por mi skribi en ĉi tiu forumo, ĉar mi ne vere scias la anglan! Tamen mi povas legi ĝin. Per Esperanto estus iom pli facila kaj mi scias, ke almenaŭ unu persono ĉi tie jam uzas ĝin. ;)
Ĝis baldaŭ !

Hello (from FR)!
I am in France and I am a happy owner of a "Coda" and "mountains ocarinas" in C and G. Sometimes I write some musical arrangements and little melodies.
Well, it won't be easy for me to write in this forum, because I don't really know English. However, I can read it.
Using Esperanto would be a little easier and I know that at least one person here already speaks this language. ;)
Bye for now!

Foly  :)
Share your musical journey / Re: Duane’s World (A musical journey)
« Last post by Windjammer on August 08, 2020, 09:27:38 pm »
A little FYI on breath support. Some notes require more breath support than others. This is true for other woodwind instruments too. Generally lower notes need more breath support than higher notes but that is not always the case. It depends on the instrument also. Some of Coda’s Low notes need more breath support to get them to sound better. Like singing does. Use your lower diaphragm to control and support your air supply for your instrument to get a better tone quality from your instrument. I hope this helps.  :)
Questions and Answers / Re: Silencers effectiveness
« Last post by Windjammer on June 11, 2020, 03:11:55 am »
Hey Spattolo. It’s me Again.
Yes the airy sound is very perceptive for the one that’s playing But not really to anybody else around you. So it is better than just fingering the song but still not as good as actually playing. So it does help with practice. :)
Introductions / Re: Hello everyone
« Last post by Windjammer on June 11, 2020, 02:59:56 am »
I think it was your passion that caught my attention at first. That and your humor. You always seemed to me like a very nice fellow. :)
Questions and Answers / Silencers effectiveness
« Last post by Spattolo on June 05, 2020, 03:59:38 pm »
I would like to know (and possibly, to hear) how much you can actually distinguish the airy tones you are playing when using the silencers.
I only saw them used in the David Ramos review and in that quick demonstration I felt like all the notes were pretty much alike.

I guess it's not the case otherwise it would be just as useful as playing the fingerings without blowing at all, but I'm still interested in how well that does work, especially for what matters the switching of octaves. Is the tone consistent between one and the other whilst using the silencers?

Many thanks to whomever may help.
Introductions / Re: Hello everyone
« Last post by Spattolo on June 05, 2020, 03:36:18 pm »
Thank you very much Sir, it astonishes me to be remembered after such a long time, for the passion I had for that instrument.
Suggestions / Re: Blocking lefthand thumbhole
« Last post by MikeOR on June 01, 2020, 03:30:37 am »
If you checkout the Fingering chart the left thumb is only opened twice throughout the entire range, and both times the note is covered by alternative fingering.i also play a Roland Aerophone, which has many alternative fingerings through a 3 octave + range. I generally use just one option 😎
Suggestions / Re: Blocking lefthand thumbhole
« Last post by Windjammer on May 31, 2020, 01:18:25 pm »
That is a interesting solution Mike. I have had my left thumb get sore when I first started playing. That is an advantage of have overlapping notes on the chambers. But my solution was a little less creative. I discovered that I was squeezing the tone hole way harder than I needed to and that over time my thumb would build up the skin like when I played guitar. I had also thought of something like a whittler’s thimble Made out of leather. For people that don’t know what that is. It is like a leather sleeve or sock that slides over your fingers or thumb. But if that works for you. It is something I had not thought of. Some songs might get a little tricky to play though on the switch. :)
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