The Scottish Whistle
Whistle Tutorial - Lesson 14.4
This is a detailed breakdown of what's happening in the example tune - Si Beag, Si Mhor - on the previous page.
Bar 1: The first note is F, but we're going to slide up to it. The lead-in notes are D and E; play another E, but slide your finger off to get to the F. We're also going to trill a bit before the second F; just lift the index finger of your right hand and replace it as quickly as you can.
Bar 2 We're going to use a casadh before the middle note, the E. Quickly lift and replace the finger over the A hole (the ring finger on your left hand).
Bar 3: Near the end of the longish B, introduce a quick C note before going back to B and down to A.
Bar 5: Use a cut before the B note.
Bars 7 & 12: Slides.
Bar 16: Use a cut to break up the long D note.
Bar 1: Same decoration as the A part.
Bars 3 & 10: Slides.
Bar 13: Emphasise the slide for a final flourish.