Monday, December 10, 2012

Tin Whistle Lesson: Drowsy Maggie

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for share.

Joshua Myles Gibson said...

Father Duns, you've been my teacher now for quite some time :D. Thank you for all your posts and help teaching this very incredible, satisfying instrument. I have a question. I have played the notes, however, my sound sounds nothing like yours. For starters I play the notes very slow (I'm beginner-level) and use no "ornamentation."

Based on that, is there anything you could say as to why ours comes out different? Are you using ornamentation here or there, or is it because you are faster and more fluent?

Thank you father,
Josh G

Ryan G. Duns said...

It could be the whistle you are using - what brand? It might also be your confidence with the instrument -- tone will improve with time and tenacity!

Joshua Myles Gibson said...

It is a Clarke cone-shaped tin whistle in D. It has a wood block in the mouthpiece. I like your gen models with the plastic mouthpiece. Mine definitely sounds very "airy." Time and tenacity, I like it! Thank you father. I think that will be my motto!

Ryan G. Duns said...

That'd do it: the Clarke is a fine starter whistle or, if I may be so bold, a decent toy. You might want to upgrade to something with a bit more heft: an oak, a tweaked Generation, or something that'll run about $20.