[thechat] The youth today...

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Tue Dec 3 10:32:01 CST 2002

On Tue, 3 Dec 2002, Quackamoe wrote:

> --- Martin Burns <martin at easyweb.co.uk> wrote:
> > D whistle. Good sound and also plays easily in the
> > standard keys for most
> > traditional tunes from Scotland/Ireland/England.
> >
> Right, I want to use d whistle to play that kinda
> stuff, so the question is, what key should d whistle
> be?

D is the key. Cover all the holes and you're playing a D. Lift your left
hand fingers and you're playing a G. All fingers down and overblow and
you're playing a D the octave above (NB not all wind instruments overblow
the octave - those with a conical section skip the octave and overblow the
12th, the next one up in the harmonic series)


"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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