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To play a low whistle you will need to use bagpipe finger position--by covering the holes mostly with the middle or second segment of your index and middle fingers of both the upper, left hand and lower right hand. The ring fingers of both hands use the end or first segment of the fingers, to cover the tone holes. Then slightly angle your fingers toward the bottom of the whistle. The reason for this fingering is so your fingers can lie flat and stay comfortable as opposed to aching, if you arch your fingers over to the tone holes, if you used the first segment of your fingers. --all the low D whistles we carry have similar finger spacing and hole size; some take varying amounts of air. This fingering should seem less strained than if you tried to use your first finger pads as you would on a smaller whistle. Bagpipers have been using this technique for centuries.
If it is a tunable whistle, and you have taken it apart to put into a case, then when you reassemble the whistle: put the 2 sections back together gently and aligned with each other. Otherwise,(depending on the brand of whistle), it may cause damage to the O-ring or Teflon tape gasket between the sections.
They can be pitch-adjusted by pulling the joint in or out. The purchase price includes a fingering chart, thumb rest, joint grease and a vinyl carrying bag
•All models feature a curved wind-way which contributes to a rich, bright sound and easy overblowing into the higher octaves.
•Different bore sizes allow for the choice of a softer or louder instrument in the same key.
•The Susato key extension system makes longer, lower voiced whistles playable without undue stretch and hand fatigue.
•Oval tone holes are used where those are easier to cover than round holes.
•Customers can purchase economical whistle sets by choosing one head section and multiple bodies.
•Two piece models make transport and storage of longer, lower pitched whistles easier.
•Two piece models allow pitch adjustment by pulling the joint in or out.
•Unlike metal whistles, ABS plastic does not conduct heat as fast as metal and maintains a more stable pitch with temperature changes.
•ABS plastic is highly durable and impervious to moisture.
•Serrated joints on Kildare models retain joint grease much longer and allow for repeatable 'stepped' tuning changes.
•A rubber -O- ring assures an airtight seal at the joint.
•The adjustable 'Snappy' thumbrest can be moved to a individual position for you and contributes to secure, comfortable playing.
Low G Whistle WH 66
Susato Low D Whistle WH 67 $99.90
S/H estimate: $11
Sound Sample of Susato Low D
Susato Low D whistle with one Key WH 67 WITH KEY $119.90 The key allows players with smaller hands to play the lowest D note more easily
(but if you want to play the low D# you cannot do it with a whistle that has the key because you cannot uncover the lowest hole halfway to get that half note)
S/H estimate: $11
Low Eb Susato Whistle WH 102 $99.90
S/H estimate: $11
Susato Low F Whistle WH 103 $99.90 S/H estimate: $11
Susato Low A Whistle WH 138 $75.90 S/H estimate: $11
This low D whistle has shorter finger spacing than many low D whistles,
which makes it comfortable to play. It is made of PVC, plain, unpainted-
some people like to decorate them using beads, magic markers, etc.
Instruments (Daniel Bingamon) has been making whistles since 1998.
This design has been well thought out to answer the call for an entry
level low whistle that really works.
whistle has a moderate sound level and sweet sound.
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