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Introductions / Hello from Milwaukee
« Last post by PonderWolf on Today at 05:20:26 am »
I'm a Mountain Oc fan that has been looking forward to getting this flute from the moment Karl first mentioned a possible pro-range design. I carried 4  mtn ocs and 2 ukuleles with me when I was deployed to Iraq as a medic in 2009. I'm not very talented, but once, I got up to leave the barracks so my practicing on my uke wouldn't disturb anyone, and I was asked to stay. Turns out a large majority of my infantry company liked my music. I liked the ocarinas cause I could throw them in my bag and take them on missions. I have a coda with silencers on the way, I feel like an over excited child waiting in anticipation.
General Discussion / Re: Silencers
« Last post by Harp Player on Today at 02:27:53 am »
My silencers came in the mail today. Sadly I didn't check the mail until right before I left for work so I haven't had a chance to try them yet.
Introductions / Re: Hello from Portland - the one in Oregon
« Last post by Harp Player on May 17, 2019, 02:22:42 am »
Thanks for the heads up Frank I just ordered my silencers.  Now maybe I can actually play my CODA and have a peaceful wife.
General Discussion / Re: Silencers
« Last post by Harp Player on May 17, 2019, 02:20:52 am »
I just ordered mine.  I look forward to being able to play my coda without ticking off my wife.
General Discussion / Silencers
« Last post by tnelsond 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.
Introductions / Re: Hello from Portland - the one in Oregon
« Last post by d102 on May 15, 2019, 01:01:03 am »
Hi Frank,
welcome to the world of Coda and thanks for mentioning about the silencer being available otherwise I would not have been aware that they were now available (been waiting a long time for this)

D102  Canterbury UK
Introductions / Hello from Portland - the one in Oregon
« Last post by Frank Dudgeon on May 13, 2019, 02:43:25 pm »
Hi - I actually live in Hillsboro, OR, a Portland suburb.  I'm a retired radio broadcaster and long-time folkie.  I really like the Coda and its sound, but have been hesitant to practice - I live in an apartment, and since it's a 55 and older building lots of folks are here all day (like me).  Just logged in again and see that a Silencer is now available!  I'm putting in my order today and hope I can get in a lot more practice time.  Thanks Karl!
Introductions / Hello from an early musician!
« Last post by BassoonChu on April 30, 2019, 10:54:56 am »
Hi all!

I have been playing instruments for quite some time now. I have an undergrad degree in bassoon and will have my masters of music history next months. My main instruments right now are recorder (I’m a Suzuki apprentice for recorder right now), bass dulcian, and hümmelchen bagpipes. My research focus is women wind musicians in the early modern era.

I’ve played ocarinas as more of a fun hobby instrument since I was in middle school. I’m hoping to take the instrument a bit more seriously with the Coda EDC as it should allow me to easily play most recorder repitioire with the intuitive fingering patterns.

Feel free to ask me for tips on breath control, finger fluency, or general practice tips! I hope to learn a lot from the community and to contribute what I’ve learned from years in music school.
Share your musical journey / Re: Improv
« Last post by Harp Player on April 29, 2019, 01:48:42 pm »
Thanks for that link. I don't have time to watch the video now, but I have it bookmarked for later.  I do a bit of improve on my Harmonicas when playing at Church. it is always good to find information to help me do a better job at it.
Share your musical journey / Improv
« Last post by ubizmo on April 29, 2019, 12:36:05 pm »
It's been a while since I've posted, but I've been doing a lot of playing. As I mentioned in some other threads, I play in church a fair amount. Some of that music is, of course, hymns, which tend to be pretty straightforward (but not always easy) in terms of rhythm and chord structure, but some of the music is more contemporary, with syncopated rhythms and more interesting chord changes. In fact, I play some of this contemporary music on the tenor sax too, depending on what the particular piece sounds like.

Anyway, the church also does a monthly Friday night free dinner with music, for the community. In this setting, the music can be anything, not necessarily "church music." Sometimes the music director has sheet music for me, but sometimes it's just lead sheets. Lead sheets just have melody and chords. The chords are useful for improvising.

I've been playing a long time, so I'm pretty used to playing this way. I'm not a master of it by any means, but I'm comfortable with the general approach. Even so, I'm always looking for ways to improve, and I know that some people would like to try improvising but don't know how to get started. There's a lot of stuff about this on YouTube, but most of it gets pretty dense with music theory pretty quickly. But I've discovered one teacher, named Scott Paddock, who has a gift for breaking it down into bite-sized elements. He uses alto sax but the method works for any melody instrument.

Check out, for example,, after first looking at the other two videos he mentions. He walks you through some really basic material and gradually adds to it until it starts to get interesting. As I say, there are some other good channels for this, such as Jeff Antoniuk - Educator, but Scott Paddock really starts from square 1, which is what a lot of people want. I've used some of his exercises on Coda, just to get the same kinds of patterns under my fingers that I have on the sax. I think a lot of people here could find it useful as a way to start improvising on Coda, if that's something that appeals to you.
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