Where are you located in Michigan? The Detroit Irish Musicians Association has teachers, and both I and my fiancee teach whistle (I'd point you in her direction to start, she's been teaching whistle and fiddle for years).
Best thing to do is to get a teacher.
I am in Linden, so it is a bit of a drive to Detroit, talking about a hour or two drive to there, depending on traffic and construction. Then right now my only time I have available to be able to make a trip like that is the weekends because with Classes and Work, I have very little free time to travel. Most my free time is spent at home, which is why I decided to pick up the Whistle. But if it is a weekend affair then I can do it, depending on if I have any prior plans that weekend.
Angel Shadowsong wrote:
If you are looking for Tabs/tablature or fingering diagram, I suggest you go tohttp://praisewhistlers.org/whistleandsqueak/Home.html
Go to the right side of the page and then click folk, trad, classical.
Click the hyperlink of the song. It comes with Midi and Score with whistle tabs.
One technique I advise you is not to look at whistle tabs. There are about 14-keys diatonic + flattened 7th+ A flat key +Bb key (assuming D whistle) that you need to remember. If you focus on the tabs, you will most likely forget about the breath control.
Read the Score and then listen to the Midi. Read then listen.
I use combine technique for studying new music. By eyes then by ear...then the heart will follow.
Read by eyes to give you accuracy, so you'll not guess the notes that will be next, then hear the midi, to feel the beat. Listening also helps you determine what ornaments that you need to use, as ornaments is not usually displayed in a score or a tab.
That link is now saved in my favorites, thank you for your help.