Recommended Whistles, Tutorials and Sets For
Whistle is a great first instrument, and on this
page we give some of our recommendations for people just getting started. Keep in mind
that even the most inexpensive whistles are capable of all the ornamentation and range
that a more expensive whistle is.
We always recommend that you stick with
a Soprano D for your
first whistle. If you'd like more info about keys, see our Online
Tutorial, or our FAQ Section.
We also recommend that a beginner get at
least two different whistles to start with, if possible. This way, if you have
any trouble when learning (for instance, if you're having trouble hitting a
certain high note), you can just pick up the other whistle to determine if the
problem is the whistle or not.
- Made of tin-plate, with a wooden fipple (the block in the mouthpiece). This non-tunable whistle will give you
the classic "Tinwhistle Sound", but does require more air to play than the
whistles with plastic mouthpieces. If you'd like a whistle that retains the unique Clarke
sound, but requires less air, take a look at our "tweeked"
"Little Black D" - This is one of the least expensive whistles
on the market today, and is the whistle recommend by many instructors for new players.