I have a question about how to handle notes in a tune that may not be in the range of the whistle.
For instance, I recently heard King of the Fairies and liked the tune, so I have started to learn it.
I have listened to several YouTube videos of the tune, and I have dloaded the music from here.
Of course the recordings all vary in some ways. And I know my answer is my choice, but I want to hear what other opinions are.
In most of the music sheets the starting note is too low to be played on the whistle. It is a B. I have been playing the tune on a low D and a high D whistle and also on a Bb, but using D fingerings. Some say just play it up an octave and that works fine. But one of the music sheets has the B simply replaced with a D. And that works fine as well. But of course that is not true to the "original" melody, although in most recordings there are a lot of different notes, as people have learned it or personal preferences.
What are you opinions on here about that first (and other instances) of the beginning note?