A couple of questions about the tinwhistle
The E strings on my mandolin broke recently, so, until I can get some replacements, I was going to pick up my tinwhistle and try and work on a tune or two.
So, I’ve a few questions: My whistle is in the key of D.
Looking at alot of the ABC notation, it revolves around knowing where "middle C" is so you can find notes. Does anybody know how to find middle C on the tinwhistle?
As far as sharps and flats go, are there certain ways to play those notes on the whistle, like, B flat, or A sharp for example. or E flat, even.
For the D whistle, I’ve heard there are such things called "cross-fingerings" Does anybody know what those are and could explain them?
I know the chromatic scale, so, trying to figure out how to play through that on the tinwhistle so that I know what all the notes are and I can pick them out when reading through notation to play tunes. Not entirely sure, though, haven’t found much on this subject.
Sorry for all the questions, but thank you for the answers🙂 I look forward to playing a bit more