I've played tin whistle for a few years (not that I'd be too good with it) so I guess I can share a few tips. First of all, just walk into your local instrument store as they are sold almost everywhere. Even the cheapest ones will do for a beginner, so you should get one for 5-10e. I'd suggest you get a D one, since tons of trad. irish songs are in that key. You can't get all pitches from a single whistle, so you might need to get different key ones for some songs but for a start one whistle will be just fine. You can find lots of tin whistle notes for traditional irish music online, for example here: martindardis.com/sheet_music_tin_whistle_notes_irish_songs.html . They simply show what holes you need to cover for each note.
Hey thanks all!!! However, I want to buy a tin whistle (in key of D for start) on Ebay... But I would like to buy a Clarke (because Chrigel Glanzmann of Eluveitie advised me to buy a Clarke)...Is a good choice?
Post by spanishcrow on Apr 27, 2011 16:56:50 GMT 2
I wanted to ask you something. I'm about to start playing low-whistle and tin-whistle, and I'd like to play some Korpiklaani songs, but there's a problem. The whistles are in different keys, and I don't know in which key my whistle should be so I can play Korpiklaani songs (like Pine Woods or Crows Bring The Spring).
In which key should I buy the whistle? Which is the most common key used in Korpiklaani's songs?
Post by vikingblood on Feb 20, 2012 21:47:31 GMT 2
If you want to learn to play the tin whistle there are a couple of tips you can use.
1. don't buy an expensive whistle. 2. Start with the standard D tin whistle ( you can buy this on the internet very easy) 3. Try to use the Youtube video's. That's how i learned the basics. 4. Once you know the basics, try finding advanced lessons or try finding a teacher. A good thing to try out is to find irish folkgroups that have a tin whistle player and ask him.
5. If you really think you can play ok. try buying a more expensive whistle. But only if you are really sure you want to keep playing this. I bought a Chieftan after 3 years (those are 200 euro's) .. i now have a complete set here of chieftans
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