Best tin whistle
Calling all you whistle gurus :)
A friend is wanting to learn tin whistle, wants to learn some Irish trad tunes on it, knows little about them, (as do I) and wants to know :
1 best brand, best key of whistle to start with
2 can you try it out in the shop? (my guess would be "no", for reasons of good hygiene).
3 is there a good tutor on the market (I know there used to be a book + cassette with a pile of tunes, played at normal and slow speed) … maybe it’s still around?
One last thing from me, a non-player … in several different sessions, I’ve noticed that sometimes the higher notes tend to sound slightly sharp, even when the tonic note of the whistle is in tune with every other instrument. Could this be anything to do with the whistle itself?
Any help would be much appreciated!