Eventually, I managed to get to the wonderland of various flutes including the charming tin whistles. I read much of the information on the main page of the site and I felt that this is the right place for me.
My Chinese name is Gao, Jian Min, and Gao is my family name and Jian Min is my given name. And my English is David. You can call me either David or Jian Min.
I'm a native Chinese with enthusiasm in music especially musical instruments. I play traditional Chinese bamboo flutes(a.k.a DIZI) and Chinese Xiao (see introduction here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiao_(flute)
). I also play ocarina but just a newbie, lol. If you are interested in Chinese flutes, I can upload some photos of my flutes in the future.
I was really impressed by the sound of tin whistle when i saw the movie Titanic for the second time earlier this year. So I plan to learn tin whistle, but I don't have one at hand yet. I am somewhat at loss about how to select the right one for me. I prefer the Generation bB key whistle, but learned that Generation whistles are not quite "stable" in their product quality.
I wish someone can be kind enough to give me some guidance on selecting an inexpensive bB/D key tin whistle.
Glad to be with everyone here!