Erik the Flutemaker ABS Pennywhistle (C)
This whistle has been crafted by Erik the Flutemaker. The body is made of ABS, and the mouthpiece is the popular Susato ABS fipple. This instrument is suited for beginners.
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
- It does require more air than the average tin whistle
- 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:
ABS Pennywhistle C:
C major - F major - A minor- D 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.