An anser to Dan

Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: November 6, 2006

Dan at Necessary Roughness asked the following question “I don’t know anything about your whistle, but one # in the key of G makes for slightly more readability than two-sharp D 🙂 Not that big a difference though.” To my Post on about transposing “A Mighty Fortress” But since I can not do table formatting in comments I will post the answer here so that I can use table tags in the answer. So here goes my answer.

Dan on the Tin Whistle, I just look at the key signature just to see how to play the C, to give idea how it works the finger is as follows.








The fingering for the Tin Whistle, O = open hole X = closed hole
HOLEABCC#DEF#G
1 XXOO XXX X
2 XOXO XXX X
3 OOXO XXX X
4 OOOO XXX O
5 OOOO XXO O
6 OOOO XOO O

So for me the key of D and G are just as easy as each other. and for transposing the song would look at this.






KeyDORAMEFASOLATEDO
D D E F#G A B C# D
G G A BC D E F# G
C C D EF G A B C

So as you can see going from the key of C to D is just upping the notes by only about one in most cases and in 2 cases only 1 1/2 step. For the key of G it would be 5 notes in 7 cases and in one case 5 1/2 steps. So for me I felt that it was just easier to go up to the key of D was best for me.

2 Comments
  1. Mike, thanks! Learning about wind instruments is quite nifty.

  2. Your Welcome. I will tell you one instrument I would love to learn. That is the Piano, I tried 3 times when I was younger, but I failed to learn it. I just had trouble when I had to start to play 2 or more notes. I guess I just have to work with only one note at a time.

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