Can someone please help me correctly label these parts of a tin whistle? I drew a diagram but can't figure out how to get the image on here.
1. Head (the plastic part)
2. Mouthpiece (the part your mouth goes on)
3. Blowhole (the hole the air goes in)
4. Sound hole (if you cover it, it goes quite)
5. Blade (pretty sure about this one)
7. Finger hole (there are six: top, second from the top, third down, fourth down, second up from the bottom, and bottom)
8. Botom hole (sometimes you can fit your little finger in there)
1. Head (the plastic part) - Not always the plastic part because whistles may be made from a variety of materials. It is generally the upper joint or half of a 2 piece whislte. But there are three and four part whistles so it's the piece at the top. It also refers to the upper part of the whistle where all the noise making occurs. This is as opposed to the body of the whislte, which is where the tone holes are stored.
2. Mouthpiece (the part your mouth goes on) - Yep, that's pretty self-explanatory, isn't it?
3. Blowhole (the hole the air goes in) - Nope, that would be where the whale breathes. But OK, we'll go with that. It sounds more snooty to call it the embouchure. Or it could be called the opening of the windway.
4. Sound hole (if you cover it, it goes quite) - the window, as has been stated by Jerry and agreed to by others heretofore. Guitars have sound holes, whistles and other fipple flutes have voicing windows.
5. Blade (pretty sure about this one) - Wesley Snipes to most people.
6. Shaft. - Richard Roundtree to those of us old enough to remember.
Hush your mouth, I'm talkin' 'bout ....
7. Finger hole (there are six: top, second from the top, third down, fourth down, second up from the bottom, and bottom) - Sometimes called tone holes. There can be three (as on a tabor pipe), five (as on a penta-whistle), six (as on most common diatonic whistles), seven (as on a D+ whistle or one with a C nat hole) or more until you have a chromatic whistle.
8. Botom hole (sometimes you can fit your little finger in there) - The distal end of the whistle called the foot, as opposed to the head and at the lower end of the body. The opening is called the bore, not to be confused with what you call folks who talk about the parts of a whistle.
And there is more ....
Feadog - Irish for whistle. IE - abbreviation for Ireland. Put it all together and it spells.... Feadoggie - Irish Whistle (and not a canine acknowledged by the Westminster Kennel Club).
Is the diagram yours?
Oh and I would like to thank Daniel Bingamon for once again providing one of the best whistle diagrams on the Internet. I was too pressed for time to move one of my diagrams to the Internet.