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Complete beginner to low whistle (D)
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Author:  davest [ Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Complete beginner to low whistle (D)

Hello

I'm also new to the forum and whistles in general and this thread has answered my initial question too. Can I start on a low whistle?

I'm sort of new in that about 25 years ago I was smitten when hearing Callow Lake by Davy Spillane. On impulse I found a local shop and bought a low whistle. I tried at the time but in the pre-internet days there were a lot less resources readily available, I did struggle to progress and eventually shelved it. It wasn't helped by living in a flat with poor soundproofing and feeling somewhat conscious of the noise I was making.

I've recently retired and have dug out the whistle which I fortunately kept for another try and, with the help of forums such as this I hope to progress.

Mike - I'm not sure if you're new to instruments in general so please ignore this if it's something you already know. I also play guitar and have done now for a long time but around 3 years ago I listened to an audio book called 'the practice of practice'. This was a revelation for me and I have friends whom I've recommended it to when starting out on guitar who've found it extremely useful. It's not specific to any instrument but provides insight into what practice is/isn't and how to go about it. I can throughly recommend it. I can confirm that I'm not affiliated to the author/publisher in any way :)

Thanks to all for the info on this thread it's been very helpful.

Dave

Author:  Polara Pat [ Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Complete beginner to low whistle (D)

pancelticpiper wrote:
Cool, a used Tony Dixon Low D like I was talking about has just come up for sale here at a very good price.

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=110599


Shame it's only available in America, I was tempted to jump on this as well. I've also been considering giving low whistles a try.

Author:  BigDavy [ Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Complete beginner to low whistle (D)

Polara Pat wrote:
pancelticpiper wrote:
Cool, a used Tony Dixon Low D like I was talking about has just come up for sale here at a very good price.

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=110599


Shame it's only available in America, I was tempted to jump on this as well. I've also been considering giving low whistles a try.


Dixon TB012D

David

Author:  Polara Pat [ Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Complete beginner to low whistle (D)

This thread has inspired me to also start a low D search. I like the idea of getting something used since the price for even entry level whistles is pretty high.

Anyways, I hope the OP finds what he's looking for and sorry for the hi-jack

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