Breathless in Saskatoon
No, this is not a plea for a mate or anything like that. I need help, the kind an experienced tin whistler might be able to give. I have played TW for a fairly long time, but I am not a good whistler. My problem is breathing. I keep running out of breath. This may be due to technique or it may be a breathing problem per se (because in hill climb cycling competitions, I had more breathing probs than my fellow competitors). Let’s assume for now it’s just poor whistling technique. Obviously, I would never run out of breath, if I took one after every 3 or 4 notes, but then the tune would sound awful. So, how do I get it right? Should I be able to play, say the A part of a reel, with 2, 3, or 4 breaths? For example, I posted a reel in the Tunes section called The Cottage on the Hill. It might help me, if experienced/good tin whistlers would try it and say where they take breaths playing it, e.g Part A, end of the 3rd bar, or 6th bar after the G, etc., etc.