Generation Nickel Tin Whistle (D / C / Bb)
Generation tin whistles are amongst the most popular whistles. They're known to be a good instrument to start out on, however not only beginners choose the Generation tin whistle. Many Irish professional musicians still play on Generation tin whistles. The Generation Brass is available in the following keys: D major, C major, Bb major. This instrument is suited for beginners.
At the bottom of the page you will find more information about in which keys you can play on each whistle.
How to play this tin whistle?
- Blow into the mouthpiece at the end of the flute
- It's very easy, just like blowing a recorder
- It doesn't require a lot of air like many wind instruments
- The whistle is played in front of you, it's very comfortable to hold
- It's suited for all hand sizes
The musical possibilities
- You can play in various keys
- You can 'bend' notes by slowly sliding your finger off the fingerhole
- The whistle has a reach of more than two octaves
Which keys are easy to play in?
On a tin whistle you can easily and comfortably play in the following keys:
Generation Nickel D:
D major - G major - B minor- E minor
Generation Nickel C:
C major - F major - A minor - D minor
Generation Nickel Bb:
Bb major - Db major - G minor - C minor
It is possible to play in different keys as well, but you would have to use more 'half notes' by covering half of the hole with your finger.