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How many notes are in a penny whistle?

How many notes are in a penny whistle?

Notes are created simply by blowing into the tin whistle and placing the finger pads over certain holes creates a particular note. With 6 holes on the length of the tin whistle, you have the ability to play 13 notes, spanning almost two octaves.

Is Penny Whistle hard to learn?

The whistle is an easy instrument to learn, but there are challenges involved, which may limit what you can do, depending on experience and knowledge. There always seems to be more to learn, if you’re willing to learn it, just like a lot of things. I began teaching myself to play the whistle about sixteen years ago.

Is the tin whistle sheet music the same?

Random tidbit: the tin whistle is a transposing instrument which means that the sheet music for the tin whistle will always be the same no matter what key you get (many concert instruments fall in this category). If you wanted to convert the notes to match the notes on the piano, you will have to transpose.

How can I learn to play tin whistle music?

Learning The Tin Whistle, here’s a few of my own videos to help you learn how to get started playing tin whistle music. Most of the songs are easy to play along with. Just the first verse is played unless there’s a chorus, otherwise the song repeats itself for all the verses.

What’s the hardest part of learning the tin whistle?

The hardest part about mastering tone on the tin whistle is learning the exact breath pressure needed for each note. If you have too much breath pressure for any given note you risk hitting the higher register as you slide down to the note you are actually trying to play. If you have too little, your notes will cut out and not sound good.

How to do the D scale on a tin whistle?

Then, start from the top, and then go back to the bottom. A common pattern to work towards is a quarter note for the 1st note, and then eighth notes for the notes in between till you get to the top. Here is the fingering for the D scale on a D tin whistle, going up and down: