Tin Whistle

Tips for buying your first tin whistle

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Written by WhistleAway

When buying a whistle, there is a lot to consider. Here are a few tips to make your purchase decision a little easier.

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It should be in a high D mood

The traditional and most popular mood for Irish folk is the High D mood. For starters, you should buy a tin whistle in high D mood.

Start with a beginner set

Perfect for beginners is a budget beginner’s set. Here is just about everything you need for easy entry: A good Tin Whistle, a booklet and a CD.

The Low D Whistle has it all – beginners should be careful

Especially when buying a Low-D Whistle (length about 58 cm), you should realize that these instruments are twice as big as the Tin Whistles in High D tuning.

It takes some practice and patience with the Low D Whistles to enjoy the first game sequence.

Low G and low F whistles are a good compromise

If you do not want to do without a low as a beginner, you should choose a Low Whistle in F or G tuning (about 42 cm or 38 cm long). These instruments also have a deep sonorous sound, but the hole spacing is much narrower than the Low D Whistles, as the instruments are a bit smaller. They are therefore much more comfortable for beginners.

And last but not least: the sound makes the music

Everything depends on your personal taste regarding the sound and handling of the Tin Whistle. The tonal range is very diverse at Tin Whistles. Choose the instrument whose sound fascinates you personally.

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