Mudcat Café message #1870855 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #95827   Message #1870855
Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
28-Oct-06 - 01:28 PM
Thread Name: Modes vs Scales
Subject: RE: Modes vs Scales
If you want a Mixolydian whistle, get a recorder - you have that lower flattened seventh just by putting your little finger down, and the upper one is just as easy to finger as the sharpened one. (A recorder in C is basically a whistle in D with added notes; I use a G alto recorder because it works like a pipe chanter in A).

There is also somebody who makes "chanter whistles", with the fingering even closer to that of a pipe chanter and in B flat. I haven't tried one. I think there's one going on eBay just now.