Monday, March 13, 2006

I've been teaching Charlie a new whistle, for no particular reason that I can discern. It's musical: I would describe it as two sixteenth-note D's followed by an eighth-note F-sharp, like this:

Charlie doesn't use this whistle in conversation yet, but we've heard him use it during his roll, which is typically part of the learning process. Interestingly, he often adds a third sixteenth-note at the beginning, making the call similar to the beginning of Beethoven't famous Fifth Symphony, but inverted. Perhaps more interestingly, he seldom whistles a real major third (D to F-sharp). He's much more likely to whistle a fourth.


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