Tin Whistle Scales - D Whistle

Basic instructions: The left hand plays the top three holes, the right the bottom three. Cover the holes with your fingers held straight, placing the middle part of the end-segments of your fingers over the holes. The thumbs should also be straight when holding the the whistle. Lift you fingers minimally. Steady the whistle with the right pinky when playing with the left hand only-the pinky so used is called a balance finger. Increase your breath pressure to sound notes in the upper octave.  

Note: The bottom hole can also be left open for the C sharp if the pinky is used as the balance finger.

2. The G Scale

Note: The bottom hole can also be covered for the C natural.

3. The A Scale


* Two ways to play G# in the A scale are shown above.

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