Mudcat Café message #275369 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13579   Message #275369
Posted By: Peter K (Fionn)
10-Aug-00 - 06:22 PM
Thread Name: Big Whistles - Little Fingers
Subject: RE: Help: Big Whistles - Little Fingers
Leeneia, I presume you are already covering the holes piper-style, ie with the pad between first and second knuckles (fingers fairly rigidly straight) rather than with finger tips? If not, try that. It's really the only way that's going to give you a chance, and it's surprisingly easy to switch back to finger-tip technique for the higher-pitch whistles.

Do any of these big whistles come with thumb-rests, like the Susatos? If so, these can make excellent collars for partly or totally covering holes as required. Maybe some maker could refine a collar that would allow for having the bottom hole offset on both sides, with the user deciding which to leave uncovered, according to whether left or right-handed.