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
If you're new to playing whistle, you might also
want to take a look at our Beginner's
Section and our Frequently Asked
This Deluxe Set includes:
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.
1 - Susato D Whistle,
Key of D (your choice of
Susato Whistles are made of ABS plastic, so
they are very durable, and can be carried where ever you go without fear of
damage - however, driving with your knee while playing is discouraged ;o)
The Susato has a bright, round tone. The narrow, curved windway requires very little
air, and the whistle plays quite easily in it's entire two octave range - usually even a
few notes above this! One nice feature of the Susato whistles is the
thumb rest (see pic
below). This gives support for the whistle, is adjustable or can be removed
completely if desired. You have a choice of two different
"bore-sizes" for the Susato whistle in this set (you'll find more info about
Susato Whistles - and bore-sizes - below).
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
(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
~ Include DVD - add $4.45
Susato Oriole instead of
Susato Dublin - add $2.00
about Susato Whistles:
You will see that the options
for your Susato Whistle include
Dublin "V-series" (Very-small-bore)
and Oriole "S-series" (Small-bore) models. We find that most new players
prefer the V-series model - the V-series requires a little less air, has a
softer, sweeter tone, and plays more easily in the upper octave. But
if you plan to play at Sessions with quite a few other instruments,
you might want to choose the S-series version instead (it has a little more
volume than the VSB does, and is tunable). If you're not sure which one would
be best for you, we suggest going with the V-series model.
Customize your set with the options shown below, then
click the "Add to Your Shopping Cart" button.
outside the U.S. must be for a minimum of $30.00 in merchandise!