Thanks everybody for the warm welcome!
A better whistle may help that squeak, but practice is the real answer.
Here's the rub though, a better, more forgiving whistle gets us to practice Mor.
I said "squeaking" because I didn't want to say I was playing
it, it seemed too pretentious to say so at this stage.
I don't know yet if my whistle is squeaking
in a "it is defective" kind of way or if it plays well enough for its value but I'm motivated enough anyway to practice regardless.
I know I'll need another one pretty soon if not for anything because I'll wear it out, but still what is important the most for me right know it to learn to move my fingers properly especially when going between distant notes.
Since your in Italia are you familiar with Guido Gonzato?
I have a whistle made by him that is very nice and I've made my own from his DIY instructions.http://www.ggwhistles.com/
familiar with almost anything, I'm a total (well, almost by now) tin whistle virgin and with playing other instruments as well.
My last foray into playing some instrument dates back to middle school and I never took it seriously back then, so I'm new to pretty much anything.
I'll take a look at ggwhistles
1. Use the waxed-dental-floss or dish soap trick. These things love to clog.
I don't think I know this trick and from a quick googling I couldn't find anything whistle-related either (aside from a reference to the trick in this very forum but no explanation).
As for clogging, I assume you mean moisture, I have to say I don't think it is a big problem for me yet, most likely because I'm still doing the scales and simple short tunes, but I developed (well, developed is a big word, it's not like I invented anything) a system with a Chinese chopstick wrapped in a very fluffy and delicate cloth with which I wipe the whistle quite often.
2. Remove the head by soaking in warm water and use the blu-tack tweak-- makes the second octave easier.
I suppose the soap is just to avoid the tack from sticking too hardly on the mouthpiece right?
Anyway, I have tried a few of these methods but I did it only for the "silencing" purpose and I can't seem to understand in what way there's an advantage in playing the second (you mean higher right?) octave.
If anything I found it harder, more blowing for just a airy whisper with a hint of a note beneath it.
Okay, and a third tip:
3. Within a couple days the finish will start to peel off. Eventually it will stop when everything around the fingerholes is gone... or you can do as I did and gradually scrape it off the entire whistle with your fingernail (I just did a little bit every time I played and eventually it was all off).
So far there's not sign of peeling around the fingerholes, the only part that seem to be a little worn off is the tip where the mouthpieces goes but other than that it is still quite in shape. I'll remember your tip for when it'll does that.
Thank you all again for your help.