Group Discussions


What is the first ornamentation a beginner should add to their playing?

What would you say the first simple fingering 'ornament' should be that a beginner would do best to add as a start from just plain blowing the...
@Strumelia started 3 months ago - replies: 1

Quietening a whistle.

On another forum, there was a discussion about making whistles quieter for practicing at home, I tried out a couple of them, but only one seemed...
@Keith started 6 months ago - replies: 1

Is that Christmas Carol public domain?...

Many holiday carols are listed here:...
@Strumelia started 7 months ago - replies: 0

A few useful links concerning public domain music...

Here is a great page of easy to understand, general guidelines and information about public domain vs. copyrighted music from Wiki:...
@Strumelia started 7 months ago - replies: 0

Festival with Beginners Class

The Winter Creek Reunion and Acoustic Festival in Bennington, OK will have an introductory class in penny whistle this year.  Dates are Oct 4-7
@Papasims started 9 months ago - replies: 0

What is your source of learning?

Just wondering how other beginners are going about the learning process. Are you watching YouTube vids/teachers, if so which ones?  Do you have a...
@Papasims started 9 months ago - replies: 6

Playing in an Old-time music jam

Yesterday I went to a large party of old-time musicians.  I took my banjo (which is how I most comfortably play old-time music with others) but I...
@Strumelia started 10 months ago - replies: 0
Martha Campbell

What is the LOWEST key of whistle you've ever played?

Tell us about the LOWEST whistle you've ever had a chance to try out or own?   Tell us why you liked it ...or didn't like it.   And if you owned...
@Martha Campbell started 10 months ago - replies: 5
Martha Campbell

At what key is a whistle considered "LOW"?

I know a high D whistle is considered normal or high.  And a low D whistle is considered 'low'. Is there an official key where a whistle switches...
@Martha Campbell started 10 months ago - replies: 1

What's your favorite EASY to play English country dance tune?

Anyone have a favorite that's easy to play if you are just starting out playing this genre of tunes on the whistle?  and.. what key do you play it...
@Strumelia started 11 months ago - replies: 3
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