Lesson 10: Tin Whistle C and the Key of G
Watch the video lesson below to learn to play C on the tin whistle and then try the exercises below. Take your time and double check to make sure you are playing each note correctly before moving on to the next lesson. There are 3 different ways you can choose to play a C, so spend some time and decide which is best for you.
*As a side note; many cheaply made whistles will produce a C that is a little sharper than desired. So, if you have a cheap whistle and this happens don't be surprised. One day when your a better whistle player you will have a better whistle and you won't have to worry about it anyways.
Many of the songs and tunes you will learn to play will be in the Key of G. For a whistle player this simple means when you see only one # at the start of the tune when you see a "C" you play a "C" natural like this and not a C#.
When there are 2 sharps at the start of a tune that means your playing in the key of D and when you see a "C" you will play a C#. Probably 90% of the songs and tunes you will learn to play will be in either the key of G or D. So do your best to understand this concept it's an important one to keep in mind ever time you learn a new tune.