driving rhythms on a whistle
I am relatively new to this site and as such apologise in advance if a similar discussion has been posted previously.
Anyway. I play the whistle and mainly confine my learning of tunes to those that I believe sound good on either the whistle or flute. Recently I have been re-evaluating my technique with respect to melodic variation of tunes. I have always made a point when learning a tune to alter the phrasing by changing breathing points each play through.
However, I quite like the driving rhythm flute players can get on jigs, and am trying to convert this to the whistle. The main focus has been leaning (read blowing a little harder) on the first note on each group of three. It seems to work. Jig tunes I am trying this on include the Leitrim Fancy, Rolling Waves 1 and 2, Trip to Killavel. Am also trying on the reel - For sakes of old decency.
Does anybody else have a technique(s) I could try for emulating this rhythm? One thing I have learnt is that leaning into the notes sure does give the diaphragm/abdomen a work out.