Tin Whistle - Traditional Irish Whistle - Key of D
By Michael Eskin
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Tin Whistle is an authentic sounding traditional High-D Irish tin whistle.
The fingerings are based on those used for the real instrument and will also be immediately familiar to Irish tin whistle and flute players.
If you would like a fully tuneable whistle in multiple keys, plus reverb controls, Audiobus and GarageBand instrument support, please consider purchasing my Tin Whistle Pro app!
How to Play:
IMPORTANT: Since this app requires as many as 8 fingers on the screen at the same time, before playing, disable "Multitasking Gestures" on your iPad (in the Settings app, under the General section, turn the Multitasking Gestures switch to the off position).
To get started playing, first show the on-screen hole labels by touching the '?' icon at the lower right corner of the screen.
Start by touching the top half of the whistle starting with the tips of your left index, middle, and ring fingers on holes #6, 5, and 4. The holes light up when touched.
Next touch the bottom half of the whistle with the tips of your right index, middle, and ring fingers, on holes #3, 2, and 1.
To play the second octave, touch the "Octave" bar next to the whistle with your left little finger while using the same fingerings as the first octave.
The purple "Semitone Down" bar next to the bottom of the whistle may be used to shift the pitch down one semitone for playing the notes F-natural, G#, D#, and Bb.
Touch the "Stop" bar at the top of the screen with your left thumb to stop the sound while fingering a note. This can be used for repeated notes in the place of doing a cut or tap.
Playing tip: For the most fluid flow of the sound, when playing the note that use primarily the left hand (G, A, B, C) you can anchor your right ring finger on hole #1. This is often done on the real instrument as well and allows for a smooth legato transition between the left hand notes with no breaks.
Finger vibrato may be done with the middle finger of the right hand on many notes. The depth of vibrato is adjustable on the vibrato control slider.
Touch the 'i' icon at the upper right corner screen to show/hide the vibrato control slider.
Touch the '?' on the upper left corner to show the help labels.
Looking for a whistle app in multiple keys and is fully tuneable? My "Tin Whistle Pro" app adds the ability to play in multiple keys (High-D, C, Bb, G, F, and low-D), is fully tuneable, and has custom reverb effects controls. It uses both high (for the High-D, C, and Bb) and low whistle samples (for the G, F, and low-D) from very high quality Irish whistles.
What's New in Version 1.1
Minor note mapping change, added 0XX XXX second octave D mapping.