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I don't know exactly where else on the board to put this, but does anybody here like to put in whistling lines when you're writing a song?


   
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WideAwake
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I can't whistle -.-

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coleclark
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i havent really whistled, but i have sung lines of words that dont even make sense. i find it better than 'lalada' to fill spaces. sometimes you actually come up with a good line by doing that! i had a whole song grow from one spontaneous line that didnt make sense at first....doesnt happen often though :(


   
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Dave T
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I've never written a song, but I do whistle the harmonica breaks in some songs ie: The River by Springsteen.


   
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Check out Billy Joel's " The Stranger" , cool whistling intro/outro

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Mooseh
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The only song that springs to mind with whistling in it for me is GnR Patience which is awesome.

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coleclark
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scorpion - winds of change has a great whistle line over a guitar 'solo' intro, works really well


   
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Dock of the Bay, Otis.

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causnorign
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I can't whistle, but I did play harmonica before I started the guitar. I gotta get back into that, it can really add some spice.


   
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Lorfyre
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Andrew Bird does:


   
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Long
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Andrew Bird is good. I personally prefer Jolie Holland's whistling to his, though.


   
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Elecktrablue
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It's nice to know that I'm not the only one who can't whistle! Never been able to ... doubt I ever will! All that ever comes out is air!

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Trev
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I can't whistle as well


   
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