How do you play C on the tin whistle?

To play a C natural on a D whistle or a B flat on a C whistle you can either half cover the top hole of the whistle or cover the two holes below the top hole. (The latter is more practical for faster playing).

What note is C on the tin whistle?

On a D whistle, this is note C, which is a note between B and C# (notes 6 and 7). That way, it means you can play another scale (key) on the same whistle. So, having a note C available on a D whistle, you can play both D and G scales. Below is the fingering chart for the “special” C note.

Is it difficult to learn tin whistle?

While it is relatively simple to learn the notes and the basic scale of the tin whistle, mastering transitions, breath control and good tone, and most especially ornamentation ultimately make the tin whistle a challenging instrument to master.

What key of tin whistle should I get?

Beginners to tin whistling often ask if they should get a tin whistle in C or D. We recommend you go for D, since the D major scale is the most commonly used in folk music, and the generally the most common key for a tin whistle.

What is the difference between a tin whistle and a penny whistle?

The Tin whistle is also called a penny whistle or feadóg stain. It is a well known and regularly used instrument in traditional Irish music. It is a simple six-holed, wood-wind instrument, and remains in the same category as the flageolet, recorder, Native American flute, and other woodwind instruments.

Does a tin whistle have same fingering as a recorder?

I’m suspecting that when I finally get my whistle I’ll find out that it sounds the same as a recorder, just with a different fingering, and that all the differences lie in the playing technique. I’ve only listened to recordings and they sound almost identical to me, but albums always have reverb, compresor and stuff.