Mudcat Café message #3100856 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #135913   Message #3100856
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
23-Feb-11 - 12:41 AM
Thread Name: getting started with tin whistle
Subject: RE: getting started with tin whistle
Don't suck - blow!

Sorry ....

A whistle in the Key of D will easily play in the key of G - if you want to call that a 'cross key', I suppose you could.... You can also play in either 'cross finger' mode which means that you close some holes and leave other further down open, or you can 'half hole', which means that you only partly cover certain holes.

A very good player on a good instrument, can even play 'chromatically', being able to get almost every chromatic note not in the normal diatonic key of the instrument. takes skill and practice and good instrument... :-)