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Thread #71748 Message #1229631
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
20-Jul-04 - 03:16 AM
Thread Name: range of d penny whistle/note problems
Subject: RE: range of d penny whistle/note problems
BTW, forgot to mention - it is a "Low G" note when sounded naturally with the bore unrestricted. It is 'coaxed' down (by impedance loading) to 'Low D' - it can be microtonal, or even glissando (slide). It gets a bit more tricky with the overblowing octaves - if you can play a Tabor pipe, you can handle the fact that you only get half a scale on each particular overblow pressure. On a normal whistle, and this is no exception, each successively higher note also does require a slightly stronger breath pressure to voice correctly.
You definitely need a well controlled diaphragm and a good set of ears to play it.