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Ethan Gonzalez
Ethan Gonzalez

Learn to Play the D Tin Whistle with Fun and Easy Songs (eBook + Online Audio)


Fun with the tin whistle: method & song book for D tin whistle




Have you ever wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument that is easy, fun, and versatile? If so, you might want to try the tin whistle. The tin whistle, also known as the penny whistle or Irish whistle, is a simple woodwind instrument that can produce beautiful melodies and harmonies. In this article, you will learn what a tin whistle is, why you should play it, how to choose one, and how to play it. You will also find a song book with some examples of songs that you can play on your tin whistle, ranging from easy to advanced levels. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you will find something here to enjoy and challenge yourself.




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Introduction




What is a tin whistle?




A tin whistle is a type of fipple flute, which means that it has a mouthpiece with a duct that directs the air onto a sharp edge, creating a sound. The sound is then modified by opening and closing holes along the body of the instrument. A tin whistle usually has six holes and can play two octaves. The most common type of tin whistle is the D tin whistle, which means that it plays in the key of D major. However, there are also other types of tin whistles in different keys, such as C, G, F, Bb, and Eb.


Why play the tin whistle?




There are many reasons why you might want to play the tin whistle. Here are some of them:



  • It is easy to learn. You don't need any prior musical knowledge or experience to start playing the tin whistle. You can learn how to play it in a few hours or days.



  • It is fun. You can play many different types of music on the tin whistle, such as folk, pop, classical, Celtic, and more. You can also improvise and create your own tunes.



  • It is portable. You can carry your tin whistle anywhere you go. It is small, light, and durable. You can play it indoors or outdoors, alone or with others.



  • It is affordable. You can buy a good quality tin whistle for less than $10. You don't need any accessories or maintenance for it.



  • It is expressive. You can vary your tone, volume, and articulation on the tin whistle by changing your breath, tongue, and finger techniques. You can also add ornaments and embellishments to make your playing more interesting and lively.



How to choose a tin whistle?




If you are new to playing the tin whistle, you might wonder how to choose one that suits you best. Here are some factors that you should consider:



  • The key. As mentioned before, the most common type of tin whistle is the D tin whistle, which plays in the key of D major. This is a good choice for beginners, as it is compatible with most of the tin whistle music and tutorials that you can find online or in books. However, if you want to play in other keys, you might want to get a tin whistle in a different key, such as C, G, F, Bb, or Eb. You can also get a set of tin whistles in different keys, so that you can switch between them depending on the song.



  • The material. Tin whistles are usually made of metal, such as brass, nickel, or aluminum. However, there are also some tin whistles made of wood, plastic, or bone. The material affects the sound, weight, and durability of the tin whistle. Metal tin whistles tend to have a brighter and louder sound than wood or plastic ones. They are also heavier and more resistant to damage. Wood or plastic tin whistles tend to have a softer and warmer sound than metal ones. They are also lighter and more comfortable to hold. Bone tin whistles are rare and expensive, but they have a unique and rich sound.



  • The quality. Tin whistles come in different levels of quality, from cheap and low-quality ones to expensive and high-quality ones. The quality affects the tuning, tone, and playability of the tin whistle. Cheap and low-quality tin whistles might have poor tuning, meaning that they are not in tune with themselves or with other instruments. They might also have a harsh or dull tone, and be difficult to play. Expensive and high-quality tin whistles might have perfect tuning, meaning that they are in tune with themselves and with other instruments. They might also have a clear and sweet tone, and be easy to play.



Some examples of good quality tin whistle brands are Clarke, Feadog, Generation, Susato, Walton's, and Dixon.


Method




How to hold the tin whistle?




To hold the tin whistle properly, you should follow these steps:



  • Hold the tin whistle with your left hand on top and your right hand on the bottom.



  • Place your thumb on the back of the tin whistle and your index finger on the first hole from the top.



  • Place your middle finger on the second hole from the top.



  • Place your ring finger on the third hole from the top.



  • Place your pinky finger on the fourth hole from the top.



  • Repeat the same process with your right hand on the bottom holes.



  • Make sure that your fingers cover the holes completely and that there are no gaps or leaks.



  • Hold the tin whistle at a 45-degree angle from your mouth.



  • Place your lips lightly over the mouthpiece and blow gently into it.



How to blow the tin whistle?




To blow the tin whistle properly, you should follow these tips:



  • Blow gently and steadily into the mouthpiece. Don't blow too hard or too soft, as this will affect your tone and tuning.



  • Use your diaphragm to control your breath. Don't use your cheeks or throat to blow, as this will make you run out of breath quickly.



  • Breathe from your nose whenever possible. Don't breathe from your mouth, as this will dry out your lips and mouthpiece.



  • Breathe in between phrases or notes when there is a pause or a rest. Don't breathe in the middle of a phrase or note, as this will interrupt your flow and rhythm.



  • To play higher notes (the second octave), you need to blow harder and faster into the mouthpiece. To play lower notes (the first octave), you need to blow softer and slower into the mouthpiece.



How to finger the tin whistle?




To finger the tin whistle properly, you should follow these tips:



  • Lift your fingers slightly off the holes when you change notes. Don't lift them too high or too low, as this will affect your speed and accuracy.



  • Use your fingertips to cover the holes. Don't use your finger pads or nails, as this will create gaps or leaks.



  • Keep your fingers close to the holes when you are not playing them. Don't spread them too far apart, as this will make it harder to reach them quickly.



the D tin whistle, you need to half-cover the first hole from the top with your left index finger.


  • To play slurs (connecting two notes smoothly without a break), you need to blow continuously into the mouthpiece and change your fingering without stopping your breath. For example, to play a slur from D to E on the D tin whistle, you need to blow into the mouthpiece and lift your right pinky finger off the bottom hole without pausing your breath.



  • To play cuts (adding a short higher note before a main note), you need to quickly lift and drop one of your fingers on a higher hole than the main note. For example, to play a cut on E on the D tin whistle, you need to quickly lift and drop your left middle finger on the second hole from the top before playing E with your right pinky finger.



  • To play taps (adding a short lower note after a main note), you need to quickly drop and lift one of your fingers on a lower hole than the main note. For example, to play a tap on E on the D tin whistle, you need to quickly drop and lift your right ring finger on the third hole from the bottom after playing E with your right pinky finger.



  • To play rolls (combining a cut and a tap on the same note), you need to quickly lift and drop one of your fingers on a higher hole than the main note, then quickly drop and lift one of your fingers on a lower hole than the main note. For example, to play a roll on E on the D tin whistle, you need to quickly lift and drop your left middle finger on the second hole from the top, then quickly drop and lift your right ring finger on the third hole from the bottom.



How to read tin whistle music?




To read tin whistle music properly, you should follow these tips:



  • Tin whistle music is usually written in standard musical notation, which means that it uses notes, rests, clefs, time signatures, key signatures, and other symbols to represent the pitch, duration, and rhythm of the music.



  • Tin whistle music is usually written in the treble clef, which means that it uses five lines and four spaces to show the notes. The notes are named after the letters A to G. The higher the note is on the staff, the higher its pitch is. The lower the note is on the staff, the lower its pitch is.



  • Tin whistle music is usually written in 4/4 time signature, which means that there are four beats in each measure and each quarter note gets one beat. However, there are also other time signatures that can be used for tin whistle music, such as 3/4 (three beats in each measure and each quarter note gets one beat), 6/8 (six beats in each measure and each eighth note gets one beat), or 9/8 (nine beats in each measure and each eighth note gets one beat).



  • Tin whistle music is usually written in D major key signature, which means that there are two sharps (F and C) in the music. However, there are also other key signatures that can be used for tin whistle music, such as G major (one sharp: F), C major (no sharps or flats), or A minor (no sharps or flats).



  • Tin whistle music can also use some additional symbols to indicate how to play the music. For example:



  • A dot above or below a note means that you should play a cut on that note.



  • A dash above or below a note means that you should play a tap on that note.



  • A curved line above or below two notes means that you should play a slur between those notes.



  • A wavy line above or below a note means that you should play a roll on that note.



  • A breath mark above or below a note means that you should take a breath after that note.



Song book




What are some easy songs to play on the tin whistle?




If you are just starting out with playing the tin whistle, you might want to try some easy songs that use only a few notes and simple rhythms. Here are some examples of easy songs that you can play on your tin whistle:


Twinkle Twinkle Little Star




This is a classic nursery rhyme that is easy to play on the tin whistle. It uses only six notes: D, E, F, G, A, and B. It has a simple 4/4 time signature and a D major key signature. Here is how to play it on the tin whistle:


D D A A B B A G G F F E E D A A G G F F E A A G G F F E D D A A B B A G G F F E E D


Here is a table that shows the fingering for each note:


Note Fingering --- --- D OOOO OOOO E OOOO OOOX F OOOO OOXX G OOOO OXXX A OOOO XXXX B OOOX XXXX In this table, O means that you should cover the hole with your finger, and X means that you should leave the hole open.


Mary Had a Little Lamb




This is another popular nursery rhyme that is easy to play on the tin whistle. It uses only four notes: E, D, G, and A. It has a simple 4/4 time signature and a D major key signature. Here is how to play it on the tin whistle:


E D G G A A A - G G G - A A A - E D G G A A A A G G E D E - - -


Here is a table that shows the fingering for each note:


Note Fingering --- --- E OOOO OOOX D OOOO OOOO G OOOO OXXX A OOOO XXXX Amazing Grace




This is a beautiful hymn that is easy to play on the tin whistle. It uses only seven notes: D, E, F, G, A, B, and C. It has a simple 3/4 time signature and a D major key signature. Here is how to play it on the tin whistle:


G2 A2 B2 c2 B2 A2 G2 E2 D2 E2 - - G2 A2 B2 c2 B2 A2 G2 E2 D3 - - - c3 c3 c3 c3 d3 e3 f3 e3 d3 c3 B2 A2 G2 E2 D3 - - -


In this notation, a number after a note means how many beats you should hold that note for. For example, G2 means that you should hold the note G for two beats.


Here is a table that shows the fingering for each note:


Note Fingering --- --- D OOOO OOOO E OOOO OOOX F OOOO OOXX G OOOO OXXX B OOOX XXXX C OOXX XXXX What are some intermediate songs to play on the tin whistle?




If you have some experience with playing the tin whistle, you might want to try some intermediate songs that use more notes and complex rhythms. Here are some examples of intermediate songs that you can play on your tin whistle:


Danny Boy




This is a famous Irish song that is often played on the tin whistle. It uses nine notes: D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D', and E'. The apostrophe means that the note is in the second octave, which means that you need to blow harder and faster into the mouthpiece to play it. It has a 4/4 time signature and a D major key signature. Here is how to play it on the tin whistle:


D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 G2 F2 E2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A3 G3 A2 B2 c'2 d'2 e'2 d'2 c'2 B2 A2 B2 c'2 d'2 e'3 d'3 e'4 d'4 c'4 B4 A4 G4 F4 E4 D4 - - -


Here is a table that shows the fingering for each note:


Note Fingering --- --- D OOOO OOOO E OOOO OOOX F OOOO OOXX G OOOO OXXX A OOOO XXXX B OOOX XXXX C OOXX XXXX D' OXXX XXXX E' XXXX XXXX Greensleeves




This is a traditional English song that is often played on the tin whistle. It uses nine notes: D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D', and F'. It has a 6/8 time signature and a D minor key signature. This means that there are one flat (B) in the music. To play B on the tin whistle, you need to half-cover the fourth hole from the top with your left pinky finger. Here is how to play it on the tin whistle:


A3 A3 B3 c'3 c'3 d'3 e'6 d'6 c'6 B6 A6 G6 F6 E6 D6 - - - e'3 e'3 f'3 g'3 g'3 a'3 g'6 f'6 e'6 d'6 c'6 B6 A6 G6 F6 E6 D6 - - - F3 F3 G3 A3 A3 B3 c'6 B3 A6 G6 F6 E6 D6 - - - e'3 e'3 f'3 g'3 g'3 a'3 g'6 f'6 e'6 d'6 c'6 B6 A6 G6 F6 E6 D12


Here is a table that shows the fingering for each note:


Note Fingering --- --- D OOOO OOOO E OOOO OOOX F OOOO OOXX G OOOO OXXX A OOOO XXXX B OOXX XOXO C OOXX XXXX D' OXXX XXXX E' XXXX XXXX F' XXOX XXXX A' OXOO XXXX The Star of the County Down




This is a lively Irish song that is often played on the tin whistle. It uses eight notes: D, E, F, G, A, B, C, and D'. It has a 4/4 time signature and a D major key signature. Here is how to play it on the tin whistle:


D2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2 A2 G2 A2 B2 c'2 d'4 c'4 B4 A4 G4 F4 E4 D4 E4 - - D2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2 A2 G2 A2 B2 c'2 d'4 c'4 B4 A4 G4 F4 E6 D6 E6 D6 D3 D3 D3 E3 F3 G3 A6 G6 F6 E6 D6 - - - D3 D3 D3 E3 F3 G3 A6 G6 F6 E6 D12


Here is a table that shows the fingering for each note:


Note Fingering --- --- D OOOO OOOO E OOOO OOOX F OOOO OOXX G OOOO OXXX A OOOO XXXX B OOOX XXXX C OOXX XXXX D' OXXX XXXX What are some advanced songs to play on the tin whistle?




If you are an expert at playing the tin whistle, you might want to try some advanced songs that use many notes and fast rhythms. Here are some examples of advanced songs that you can play on your tin whistle:


The Butterfly




This is a famous Irish tune that is often played on the tin whistle. It uses eleven notes: D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D', E', F', and G'. It has a 9/8 time signature and a D major key signature. Here is how to play it on the tin whistle:


E3 F3 G3 A3 B3 c'3 d'6 c'6 B6 A6 G6 F6 E12 E3 F3 G3 A3 B3 c'3 d'6 c'6 B6 A6 G9 F9 E12 d'3 e'3 f'3 g'9 f'9 e'9 d'9 c'9 B9 A9 G9 F12 d'3 e'3 f'3 g'9 f'9 e'9 d'9 c'9 B9 A9 G9 F12


Here is a table that shows the fingering for each note:


Note Fingering --- --- D OOOO OOOO E OOOO OOOX F OOOO OOXX G OOOO OXXX A OOOO XXXX B OOOX XXXX C OOXX XXXX E' XXXX XXXX F' XXOX XXXX G' XOXO XXXX The Rocky Road to Dublin




This is a fast and energetic Irish song that is often played on the tin whistle. It uses twelve notes: D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D', E', F', G', and A'. It has a 12/8 time signature and a D major key signature. Here is how to play it on the tin whistle:


D3 E3 F3 G3 A3 B3 c'3 d'3 e'3 f'3 g'3 a'3 g'6 f'6 e'6 d'6 c'6 B6 A6 G6 F6 E6 D12 D3 E3 F3 G3 A3 B3 c'3 d'3 e'3 f'3 g'3 a'3 g'6 f'6 e'6 d'6 c'6 B6 A9 G9 F9 E9 D12 d'3 e'3 f'3 g'9 f'9 e'9 d'9 c'9 B9 A9 G9 F12 d'3 e'3 f'3 g'9 f'9 e'9 d'9 c'9 B9 A9 G9 F12


Here is a table that shows the fingering for each note:


Note Fingering --- --- D OOOO OOOO E OOOO OOOX F OOOO OOXX G OOOO OXXX A OOOO XXXX B OOOX XXXX C OOXX XXXX D' OXXX XXXX E' XXXX XXXX F' XXOX XXXX G' XOXO XXXX A' XOXX XXXX The Lord of the Rings Theme




This is a beautiful and epic theme from the famous movie trilogy that is often played on the tin whistle. It uses eleven notes: D, E, F, G, A, B, C, D', E', F', and G'. It has a 4/4 time signature and a D major key signature. Here is how to play it on the tin whistle:


D2 D2 D2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2 c'2 d'2 e'2 f'4 e'-4 d'-4 c'-4 B-4 A-4 G-4 F-4 E-12 D2 D2 D2 D2 E2 F2 G2 A2 B2 c'2 d'-2 e'-2 f'-4 e'-4 d'-4 c'-4 B-4 A-4 G-4 F-4 E-12 e'-2 e'-2 e'-2 e'-2 f'-2 g'-2 a'-2 g'-2 f'-6 e'-6 d'-6 c'-6 B-6 A-6 G-6 F-6 E-12


Here is a table that shows the fingering for each note:


Note Fingering --- --- D OOOO OOOO E OOOO OOOX G OOOO OXXX A OOOO XXXX B OOOX XXXX C OOXX XXXX D' OXXX XXXX E' XXXX XXXX F' XXOX XXXX G' XOXO XXXX A' XOXX XXXX Conclusion




In conclusion, playing the tin whistle is a great way to have fun and express yourself through music. You can learn how to play it easily and quickly, and enjoy playing many different types of songs on it. You can also improve your skills and challenge yourself with more advanced songs and techniques. The tin whistle is a simple but versatile instrument that can bring you joy and satisfaction.


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions about playing the tin whistle:



  • How do I clean my tin whistle?



You can clean your tin whistle by wiping it with a soft cloth or a paper towel. You can also use a pipe cleaner or a cotton swab to clean the inside of the mouthpiece and the holes. You should avoid using water or any liquids to clean your tin whistle, as this might damage it or cause it to rust.


  • How do I tune my tin whistle?



You can tune your tin whistle by adjusting the position of the mouthpiece on the body of the instrument. You can slide the mouthpiece up or down to make the tin whistle sharper or flatter. You can also use a tuner or another instrument to check


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