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who plays fifes in B?
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I got a fife in the Greenside car boot sale last weekend.  I can't judge the sizes of fifes and my phone has gone phut so I didn't have a tuner; figured it was going to be in B flat, D or D flat and didn't really care which.

It turned out to be in B, which I wasn't expecting.  It's a Miller Browne plastic one, obviously made on a production line to meet a standard.  (Basic, but it works).

But what standard?  Who uses that pitch?  The BBs maybe?
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#2
Did you not buy a musket and drum while you were there?
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#3
Nope - the fife's got everything.
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(20-01-2017, 06:02 PM)Jack Campin Wrote: Nope - the fife's got everything.

Jist the place for B tourists1
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#5
I went round to a local chap the other day to tune his banjo. Turned out he had loads of instruments, including a large-ish fife or small flute. As he played it I worked out that it was in the key of B. Were they made in the town of Effen?
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#6
Is nobody taking this thread seriously? Smile
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#7
Serious, indeed. The town of Effen (in France) was the setting for one of Matt McGinn's most poignant poems, involving not only the local bee-keeper but the village gendarmerie!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1Z1V5cSWU4
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