Question about Low D Whistles
So, I’m planning on acquiring a flute in a few months. I’ve been learning whistle on my own by ear. I’m getting there, but it’s a slow process. I’m not too concerned about knowing a lot of tunes, I’m just trying to make the few I’m learning sound decent.
The reason I’m waiting a few month is partly financial, and partly because I’m a bit overwhelmed at the moment between young children and finishing a master’s degree. So I just don’t have the time or energy to dedicate to learning embrochure. I’m just fine right now learning whistle at present.
My only issue is that, while I do enjoy the whistle, the whole reason I’m wanting to transition to flute is that the high D whistle is just a bit too shrill for me. I love hearing a good whistle player, but playint it myself, it’s just a bit much on my ears.
So I’m wondering if a low D whistle might be an option for now. I’m not entertaining the notion that it will help prepare me for playing flute, although it might not hurt with the finger spacing, but mostly it’s because the lower octave is a better fit for my ears and personality. However, I’ve never touched on.
Any thoughts on if I should consider it or just wait until I buy a flute?