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Author:  Dreday [ Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Highest key whistle

Is high G the highest key whistle made?

Author:  chas [ Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Highest key whistle

It would be tough to make something higher. You might want to try a garklein recorder, which is roughly the c above g. The first finger hole is at most an inch below the windway.

Author:  RoberTunes [ Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:38 am ]
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Have never seen a musical whistle higher than high G. Any talented whistle maker could make one, but it's getting into sports whistle frequency range. More of a special effects instrument, like the piccolo trumpet on Penny Lane, by the Beatles?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeCKAWQvXzQ

Author:  Sedi [ Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:39 am ]
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I once tried a "Garklein" and couldn't even get my fingers next to each other. The smalles recorder I can play is a sopranino. And even then it's a tight fit. I can play the Generation F however. Never tried the G though.

Author:  fatmac [ Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:24 am ]
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The Gen F is relatively easy, the G is just playable, with my fingers. ;)

Author:  ytliek [ Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:04 am ]
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Custom whistles for the tweeters...
http://www.mixedflockorchestra.net/?con ... 20whistles
if you're into that sort of thing.

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Author:  Dreday [ Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:14 pm ]
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ytliek wrote:
Custom whistles for the tweeters...
http://www.mixedflockorchestra.net/?con ... 20whistles
if you're into that sort of thing.

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Interesting! Anyplace to hear some audio samples? I could find any on the website.

Author:  ytliek [ Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:14 pm ]
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For audio clips you would have to contact the maker, Andy Lamy, thru the website. I do know that the whistles are very well made.

Author:  whistlecollector [ Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:17 pm ]
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Here in the Penny Whistle Museum, Room 1 Exhibit 4, we can see our own Daniel Bingamon's wee high d whistle. This is an octave higher than the standard "high d" whistle.

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Even that's not the highest key whistle!

Whilst in Room 2 Exhibit 8, you have one of John Orth's wee high g bird flageolets. That would be an octave higher than the "high g" whistles that Generation make.

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Author:  Sedi [ Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:06 am ]
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Wow, I probably couldn't get my fingers on the "high-high" D.

Author:  Peter Duggan [ Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:41 am ]
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'the slide facilitates the playing of this very tiny whistle.'

Author:  RoberTunes [ Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Highest key whistle

Wow that's tiny. I've played a high G whistle and my fingers starting to lock up, it's a little cramped. High-High D I could maybe train a squirrel to play while I harmonize on alto G some selections from the Nutcracker Suite.

Author:  whistlecollector [ Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:57 pm ]
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Peter Duggan wrote:
'the slide facilitates the playing of this very tiny whistle.'


It does. Just have to channel your inner trombonist. And not get too carried away! I once asked Daniel if he could make one without the slide and shifting the two middle holes round back. This would make it entirely playable without the slide. The tiny g whistle is quite playable in that configuration.

Author:  RoberTunes [ Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:35 am ]
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Here's another option just found:
Nick Metcalf demonstrating his high whistles in high F, high G and HIGH A, in the Silverstar model. Sounds fine to me; clear, good tone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkAxOIJbRJo

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