Deluxe Whistle Starter Set
A Whistle Shop Exclusive!
We've put together what we believe is
the perfect starter set for someone that has never played a musical instrument
and doesn't have any experience reading sheetmusic. This set includes two
whistles, two tutorial books, two accompanying CDs, and several options.
Owning at least two whistles is a good idea for a
few different reasons. Each whistle has its own individual voice - you'll find that some
tunes sound better using one whistle, while others sound better on a different one. Also,
if you're having a specific problem while learning (not being able to hit a certain note
for example), having a second whistle helps you to decide if the problem is
whistle-related or if it's just something that you have to work on a little more
1 - Clarke Sweetone
D Whistle ~ While there are many fine whistles for
a beginner, we believe that the Clarke Sweetone is probably one of the
best. It plays very easily, and has a nice, round tone.
Walton's Irish Brass D Whistle~
Walton's Whistle - made in Dublin, Ireland, key of D. This whistle is made of made of brushed brass and has a plastic fipple (mouthpiece). The plastic mouthpiece has become accepted and even preferred by most traditional players, due to the consistency of sound that they produce.
This whistle is played very easily in the entire two octave range, and has a pleasant, bright tone. Note that the mouthpiece on this whistle is not glued on, so it is somewhat tunable, to match pitch with other instruments or recordings.
We believe that the combination
of the Clarke Sweetone and the Susato Whistle gives a beginner two very good (but
different) sounding whistles to learn on - whistles that are both also popular
among experienced long-time players.
1 - You Can Teach
Yourself Tinwhistle - Book & Online Audio ~ This book &
audio set teaches
the basics of reading sheetmusic and playing whistle in a clear, easy to understand
format. It assumes that you have no experience in playing
an instrument or reading sheetmusic.
1 - Step
One: Play Pennywhistle - Book & CD (OR - upgrade to include
also) ~ This book & CD set goes
into more detail teaching traditional ornamentation, and includes some great whistle tunes
(there's not a bad tune in the book). A nice thing about the Step One CD is that the
whistle plays on one side of your stereo, the accompanying guitar plays on the other. By
changing the balance on your stereo you can tune out the guitar to hear exactly what the
whistle is playing, or tune out the whistle to play solo
along with the guitar!
You save over 10% by purchasing these
items from us as a set!
You'll have everything that you need to get started on this marvelous instrument - even if
you've never picked up an instrument in your life!
Don't forget to order
Pouches for your
whistles! (We recommend getting a different color for each
whistle, so you can easily tell your whistles apart while they're in their
Deluxe Whistle Starter Set - $39.90
~ Include DVD - add
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