- 1 Is it easy to play the tin whistle?
- 2 How is the low whistle played?
- 3 Do you tongue a tin whistle?
- 4 Should I learn tin whistle?
- 5 How do you whistle for beginners?
- 6 What key tin whistle should I get?
- 7 Why does my whistle sound breathy?
- 8 What is the difference between a recorder and a tin whistle?
- 9 How long is a low D whistle?
- 10 What whistle does Finbar Furey play?
Is it easy to play the tin whistle?
The tin whistle is a woodwind instrument, containing six holes and is relatively easy to play. It is often heard in celtic and folk music.
How is the low whistle played?
The low whistle is often used for the playing of airs and slow melodies due to its haunting and delicate sound. The most common low whistle is the “Low D”, pitched one octave below the traditional D whistle. A whistle is generally classed as a low whistle if its lowest note is the G above middle C or lower.
Do you tongue a tin whistle?
It’s probably best to touch the tongue on the hard palate just behind your top teeth, rather than directly on the mouthpiece of the whistle, although in truth I think my tongue does come into light contact with the mouthpiece a lot of the time (depending on the whistle I’m playing).
Should I learn tin whistle?
I recommend learning it, since it increases the number of songs you can play in a desired key quite a bit. You might be surprised how many songs have that one note that’s just barely too low for the whistle’s regular range. To play this lower note, cover all the holes, and half of the very end of your whistle.
How do you whistle for beginners?
- Wet your lips and pucker them.
- Blow air through your lips, softly at first. You should hear a tone.
- Blow harder, keeping your tongue relaxed.
- Adjust your lips, jaw, and tongue to create different tones.
What key tin whistle should I get?
We sell tin whistles in the keys of C and D as these are the most popular keys, and complement the greatest variety of music. A D whistle is ideal for beginners and children as the finger holes are closer together than a C whistle which makes them easier to play.
Why does my whistle sound breathy?
The sound of the tin whistle comes from the air vibration as it passes over and under the ramp through the windway. So, the angle at which the air approaches the ramp can make a huge difference in the sound.
What is the difference between a recorder and a tin whistle?
Tin Whistles and Recorders are both fipple flutes but are not the same instrument. Tin whistles are diatonic instruments (7 notes) while recorders are chromatic instruments (12 notes). The average tin whistle also typically has a softer sound than your average recorder.
How long is a low D whistle?
Made with a Carbon Fiber Body, this 22 3/4″ long instrument is the result of hard work, engineering and craftsman skills of some close longtime friends.
What whistle does Finbar Furey play?
Finbar Furey played his new instrument extensively while on tour and soon Overton was so overwhelmed with requests for more whistles, that he created the “Overton” brand. His became the standard by which all other low whistles were (and still are) judged.