F10 Original Feadog Brass Irish Whistle Key of D
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- Feadog Original Irish Tin Whistle
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- In The Note Of D
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This Original Irish Brass Penny Whistle is a "favorite" here at Ant Hill Music! Made in Dublin, Ireland Enjoy this FeadÌ_g brass whistle in the key of ‰ÛÏD‰Û, which includes fingering chart and International instruction sheet with several songs to get any beginners and students started. You will not be disappointed with this beautiful, original item by Feadog
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The Feadog original brass in D was my first whistle. I had heard that you should try out at least two whistles, because then you could tell when you ran into trouble if it was the whistle's fault or your own. I played on this whistle for two weeks before buying a Clarke Sweetone and an Oak Classic, both in D.
Here are my thoughts (at least on my particular whistles):
The Feadog has a classic tinwhistle sound, with a slight raspy quality that I really like. It has a nice amount of chiff. I really like the sound on this one, but you have to work for it. It is really tempermental and requires the perfect amount of air blown; it is easy to squeek, especially on the second octave. It feels like you really have to push for the second octave, and then it is really easy to under- or over- blow (causing awful sounds). When it is played just right, it has a really neat timbre and character.
The Oak has a clear flute-like sound, with a little chiff. I like the sound less than the Feadog, but it is far easier to play. It seems more stable and balanced between the lower and upper octave. It requires very little air to play the low notes, and once you get the hang of it the transition to the octave is smooth. Overall it is easier to squeek than the Sweetone, until you play high "g" and above. It transitions seamlessly from high "d" all the way to high "b".
The Clarke Sweetone has a quieter and more mellow sound, just a little breathy, like a recorder. I like it's sound the least, but it is less likely to pierce bystander's ears when you are trying to learn how to play. This one is really easy to play, and the second octave (until high "g") is really easy to play without squeeking. The high "g" is ok if you give it enough air, but it requires considerably more air to go from a high "f" to a high "g". Once you get used to that, it's fine.
For an absolute beginner, the Sweetone is the easiest. My personal plan is to play the Sweetone when practicing around my family or other innocents, and then move up. However, if I could only have one, I would definitely pick the Oak. It is still very nice to learn on, and it's sound is much nicer than the Sweetone (IMHO). But, at $10-12 each, why pick only one? Since these are all made cheaply, I have heard that the variances between individual whistles can be great (another reason to buy at least two). All three of mine seem to be fine, but since I bought mine from a brick and mortar store, I'm not sure if they just do a better job inspecting them or I got lucky.
I think a good setup for a beginner would be to buy a Clarke Sweetone and an Oak. They are both easy to play and have different strengths, and the beginner can figure which he/she likes best.
When I have a higher skill I'll go back to the Feadog, as I like it's sound the best
OAIM (Online Academy of Irish Music) has a lot of free videos to give you a taste of video instruction.
Elizabeth Velez Urie has a video that will have you playing a tune from The Lord of the Rings in an afternoon.