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Train Whistle

GUEST,Bullfrog Jones (on the road) 29 Apr 02 - 05:45 PM
Mark Ross 29 Apr 02 - 06:11 PM
GUEST,greg stephens 29 Apr 02 - 06:28 PM
Bobert 29 Apr 02 - 09:09 PM
GUEST,Geordie 30 Apr 02 - 12:40 PM
Nigel Parsons 01 May 02 - 05:56 AM
GUEST 04 Jan 13 - 12:39 PM
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Subject: Train Whistle
From: GUEST,Bullfrog Jones (on the road)
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 05:45 PM

Anyone know the interval in a classic two-note American train whistle -- the kind of effect Jimmie Rodgers used in Train Whistle Blues?

Thanks, BJ


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Subject: RE: Train Whistle
From: Mark Ross
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 06:11 PM

Judging from what I know on the guitar(which isn't all that much),to imitate that sound on the fret board, in the key of E, it would be a B and G-to-G# bend, that should do it. S, depending on what key you're in(or want to be in)that would be a minor/major third angainst the 5th.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Train Whistle
From: GUEST,greg stephens
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 06:28 PM

Fiddlers use exactly those notes in Orange Blossom Special. It's sliding down and then coming up again that gives the full cliche effect.


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Subject: RE: Train Whistle
From: Bobert
Date: 29 Apr 02 - 09:09 PM

I used to do a train song that began with a whistle. I'd just use the high E and B strings in standard tuning on the 12th fret and bend 'em up and back. Makes a real eerie, lonely, dark nighr kind of train whistle.


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Subject: RE: Train Whistle
From: GUEST,Geordie
Date: 30 Apr 02 - 12:40 PM

Try the song Panama Limited by Tom Rush..great train effects, including the whistle.


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Subject: RE: Train Whistle
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 01 May 02 - 05:56 AM

I know it won't help much, but I picked up a 3 note train whistle as a souvenir of Banff in Canada. Saw them in several shops, almost a quarter circle cross section, of 1 inch radius, printed on one side with a steam loco. (sticker on the end says "Made in China").
Blowing all three holes together makes a reasonable representation.


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Subject: RE: Train Whistle
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jan 13 - 12:39 PM

IT's a third


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