Clarke Tin Whistle Set


Tin Whistle Set

  • For beginners and advanced players

Set consisting of:

  • Original Clarke Tinwhistle in the key of D, black
  • Study book in English
  • 2 CDs in English language
Available since April 2001
Item number 147659
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Bagpipe No
Tin Whistle Yes
Pan Flute No
Jew's Harp No
Bansuri No
Children's clarinet No
Chalumeau No
Saxonette No
Triola No
Melodica No
Didgeridoo No
Xaphoon No
Duduk No
Bonus Audio Yes
German Language No
English Language Yes
French Language No
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51 Reviews

A true traditional tin whistle
Daniel Amaro 14.11.2013
I was quite impressed by the quality of the presentation of the set. The book and the box are printed with old style pictures, letters and graphic elements that fits the classic style of the tin whistle, making this a good collectors item.
The book takes the learner from A to Z, covering such basics as fingering and score reading to the more advanced irish music ornamentation techniques.
As a person with great historical sensibility I was very happy to found in this book some small historical explanations and anecdotes, confirming this music instrument as collectors item.
The tin whistle look like it was made with the same techniques as the very first ones: plastic is absent, wood is present. In the back of the tin whistle you can see and feel the line where the two parts of the tin sheet came together... so it's not made from a already blank tube.
At first, the sound of the tin whistle disappointed me a little bit, because I was expecting a nowadays typical cleaner sound. The notes come out clear and in tune but it's sound a little bit breathy.... that is... you can listen the wind coming out. NOW I just love the sound and it seems that this breathy sound only adds to the overall tone of this instrument. I true belief that it's sounds like the very first one and the music seems more organic and natural. Good job Clarke.


A well presented and comprehensive guide for learning the tin whistle
myopic owl 16.12.2021
The set contains a tin whistle and a book consisting of lessons to familiarise yourself with the notes, techniques and intonation to play it. It is written in a conversational style. Illustrations instead of tablature are provided for the standard fingerings so, you can see how to position your fingers. It also contains a history of the instrument, its place in Irish folk music as well as a section on western musical notation which, may be particularly helpful for complete novices.

I have experience with the recorder and not the whistle and so, have used the basic lessons to practice the different technique and slightly different fingerings. I have tried one other book and in comparison I think these exercises and explanations take you through at a steady pace and do not rush you too quickly. Looking ahead there are a significant number of exercises to learn and practice intonation and ornamentation so, I can see it is certainly something that will take me time to complete. I feel hopeful that I will be proficient by the end.

This whistle is an Original Clarke with a wooden fipple. I bought a Clarke sweetone at the same time (which has a plastic head), it is true that the Original whistle requires a little more air but, I like the tone which due to the wood feels more earthy and natural to me.

Two points to note:
1. this whistle comes in a bag
2. a finger chart is not included, although the book does include illustrations for the standard fingerings on the inside of the back cover page and describes all fingerings in the book itself.


Sounds as it should
Sutopat 03.01.2020
Good starters pack!
Does not sound as the cheap plastic ones.


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Buch hilfreich, Whistle hoher Luftverbrauch
grimmels 17.05.2017
Ich spiele seit eingier Zeit Hümmelchen und ab und an auch mal Blockflötte. Vor Jahren hatte ich mir auch mal eine Clark Sweettone Whistle gekauft, aber nie ernsthaft damit gespielt.
Bei der letzten Bestellung habe ich aus Neugierde dieses Set mit in den Warenkorb gepackt.

Das Buch ist in einem einfachen englisch verfasst. Die Noten und Rhytmus Teile konnte ich grösstenteils überspringen. (Sollten meines Erachtens aber auch genügend erklärend für Einsteiger sein.) Bei jedem neuen Ton wird die Griffweise gezeigt und dazu eine Kleine Übung bzw. ein Lied. Das macht Sinn und man kann schnell Fortschritte erzielen.
In die CD zum Buch habe ich nur mal kurz reingehört. Interweise hat genau das Lied, das mich interessierte nicht funktioniert! Obwohl auf der CD keine Kratzer waren.
Ansonsten scheint sie ziemlich hilfreich für Anfänger. Rhytmen werden zunächst vorgesungen, dann vorgespielt.
Im hinteren Teil gibt es noch eine gute Liedersammlung

Die Flöte hat einen schönen "rauchigen" Klang. Dass heisst man hört viel Luft und es klingt nicht so steril.
Dies erfordert aber, wie ich später im Vergleich mit anderen Whistles gemerkt habe, vielmal Luftverbrauch.
Ich konnte eine Feadog Whislte mit Plastikmundstück anspielen, die viel weniger Luft gebraucht hat und einfacher zu überblasen war.

Das Buch bietet für Anfänger und Spieler mit wenig Vorwissen eine gute Basis. Die Flöte klingt schön, aber ist (für mich) schwieriger zu Spielen als eine Whistle mit Plastikmundstück.
Vielleicht einfach eine günstige Sweettone dazubestellen, dann hat man für kleines Geld gleich 2 Flöten zum Vergleich.