In Carrefour I bought (for NTD60) a Chinese Whistle. It plays like a tin whistle - I can play some tunes not too fancy containing embillishments, rolls, taps etc
I looked up Chinese whistles on the internet but could not find a match
Anyway on the underside of it is a hole, that if I close with my thumb makes it sound like a C tin whistle. On the bottom is an additional hole that I leave open.
Does anybody know what these holes are for (perhaps Sandman)?
Have to see it first, Conor. Your not Doctor Slop are you?
The thumbhole’s usually for octaves, I believe, like a recorder. Don’t know what the hole at the bottom’s for without having a gander.
How many fingerholes does it have? Six like a whistle or seven or eight like a recorder?
A hole on the underside of the whistle? Step away from it carefully… it might not even be a whistle. Those imitation whistles from China sometimes only just sound like a tin whistle.
If its made of plastic, then I think we all know it’s not a real tin whistle.
Its actually a recorder (thanks to Sandman for his help )
Its like a tin whistle in that you can play it like a tin whistle
[quote=“TNT”]Its actually a recorder (thanks to Sandman for his help )
Its like a tin whistle in that you can play it like a tin whistle [/quote]
In that you blow into one end. I suppose. It’s very different to a tin whistle, though. You’re going to be disappointed in it if you’re attempting Irish tunes on it.
In that you blow into one end. I suppose. It’s very different to a tin whistle, though. You’re going to be disappointed in it if you’re attempting Irish tunes on it.[/quote]
You actually can, but I assume not true to a tin whistle performance, but it keeps me entertained. So far I can play (badly) one jig and a couple of ballads on the recorder (learned the tin whistle in primary school for a year so have the basic finger coordination). Anyway friend in Ireland is shipping me over a C and D tin whistle
If all else fails, you can grab a primary school student off the street and demand that she teach you how to play the recorder.