You already have one? Great! You can check out our complete tin-whistle buying guide to find the best one for you. The best starting point is usually the least expensive. Keep in mind that these lessons were written with the D whistle as the primary whistle key. Make sure you don’t choose the wrong one.
Please take the time to read our resources section. This great guide to tin whistle fingering charts includes all the keys and scales. This tutorial was created for the key D whistle. It would be great to just download the PDFs, print them out, and have the charts handy while you go through the lessons.
It is helpful to have some knowledge about sheet music notation, but it is not essential.
A tin-whistle dictionary is available for beginners if you find yourself in unfamiliar phrases regarding the tin whistle sound, play, or construction parts. It is worth reading and will help you to clarify any confusions.
Although it is not a requirement, it is a good recommendation and a great tip. This little tool can help you do things right the first time you master the basics and get started practicing. This is not just for the tin whistle, it can also be used with any other instrument. It will take a lot longer to master clunky playing with no rhythm or tempo.
To avoid confusion, the six-hole woodwind instrument is the same as the penny whistle, tin whistle and Irish whistle. The most popular name for the tin whistle. Some people call it different. The original Irish tin whistle consisted of two parts: a plastic fipple, or mouthpiece, and a tube (or body) made from tin. You may be familiar with whistles made of different materials such as ABS plastics, brass, nickel and aluminum. There are many combinations and variations.