By Misha Somerville Sept 2023 Developing a chromatic whistle of sorts was probably why I started making whistles in the first place. Trying to play a standard 6-hole whistle chromatically, while doable to some extent, has always been pretty awkward. While not impossible, those who try often report long journeys trying to get low whistles […]
The Harmonious Path to Wellness: How Playing Music Benefits Our Health Music has been an integral part of human culture for millennia, captivating hearts and minds with its enchanting melodies and rhythms. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, music has a profound impact on our well-being, fostering both mental and physical health. Whether we are strumming a […]
It is often advised to use warm soapy water to clean whistles, but we’d suggest there are some very good reasons why it might be better to look at other options. Cleaning a whistle with water may introduce certain risks, such as promoting biological growth and potential corrosion of the metal components. Unlike many other […]
Particularly among players at the early stages of learning to play low whistles, the weight of an instrument can be a talking point. It should be said whistles are generally the lightest woodwind instruments, with a typical low D weighing around 180-250 grams. For interests sake here is a table comparing the weight of […]
Note: this applies only to brass tuning slides. If you find that your brass tuning slide is a little loose you can tension it to exactly how you would like it… To adjust tuning slide tension you are looking to gently squeeze the brass slide at the end. If you have access to a vice, this is […]
Clogging can be an issue for some whistle players. Because of this we have spent a lot of time creating whistles that are as ‘clog-free’ as possible. Even still, it can occasionally be an issue for some people – please get in touch with us if this is you! Everyone carries moisture in their breath, […]
We haven’t been able to take studio photos of the newer bronze MK Whistles yet …but here’s one from the workshop in the mean time.
We have a small batch of limited edition Blue Ds available here. This is the second batch of blue Ds we have ever made – so they are pretty rare!!!
Thank you to Maya for sending us these excellent pictures 🙂