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Tips for choosing a tin whistle

By 24th March 2017 No Comments
Choosing a tin whistle

When you are looking to buy a new musical instrument, there is a lot of thought that needs to go into it to ensure that you get just what you need.

We have put together a quick guide for you which we hope will come in useful if you are searching for your next, or first, tin whistle.

Choosing a key

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. They sound great alongside other instruments and are used in most Irish tunes, making them the top choice for a lot of tin whistlers.

C whistles are fantastic for those looking for an additional whistle, and are also ideal for people looking to play solos rather than as part of a group. Although they do work well with other instruments too!

Selecting a mouthpiece

Our original tin whistles come with a wooden fipple, the same as when they were first invented in 1873, whereas our Sweetone whistles have plastic mouthpieces.

The plastic mouthpieces were used with children in mind, as a wooden fipple can be more difficult to maintain, but have since become popular with adult tin whistlers too.

Deciding on a style

With plenty of colours and designs to choose from, you are sure to find a tin whistle that looks just the way you want it to.

Our Original Tinwhistle is painted in a sleek black finish with an elegant logo and diamond design, whereas our Celtic Tinwhistle is a stunning green colour with a striking gold Celtic knot at the top.

For something different, our special edition ‘200’ whistle is silver with a gold medallion, which is sure to attract attention when you play it.

If it is colour that you are looking for, our Sweetone whistles are available in six: black, gold, silver, red, green, and blue – so you can have one for nearly every day of the week, and to coordinate with every outfit!

If you are hoping to buy a tin whistle but need some advice, please do contact us, we would love to hear from you.