due to the fact that i am one of the few experts on the whistling language of the island of la gomera (canary islands, africa), i was recently interviewed by bbc radio for their "word of mouth" programme.

you can listen to the 7-minute piece either at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/silbo_gomero or on my website https://silbo-gomero.com

not that this has any relation to jazz or to piano, but i do like to share my little successes with you folks here.
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the mp3 from your site is in-audible.
very cool 7!  thanks for posting this.

knotty, my copy was crystal clear.  maybe if you tried again, you'd get a better file.
the mp3 worked for me.
very interesting jeff

ignore my comment, it's fine now. must be me.
fascinating stuff

does it use absolute or relative pitch?
the contours created are relative. i could go into a big long discourse, but the wikipedia article has it pretty much covered.

thanks for checking it out.

and thanks to everyone else for listening too.

ps: frank, i tried to send you an email but it got kicked back. please send me a quick note with your current email address.
its interesting how a human ear can pick up those subtle distinctions in the sound of whistle
i remember once in camping in barcelona was a guy with a bird that was
making very similar sounds(wouldn`t surprise me if that was some sort of canary bird),that makes me conjure up a teory that canary birds may have picked up singing from those human whistlers,actually i  believe that most of the canaries come from la gomera which i heard is the greenest island of them all
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