The Takahe Flutes 'Joni' is a handcrafted penny whistle in the key of A major and is named after the incomparable Joni Mitchell. The Joni is an alto whistle, lower than D whistles like the Clarke or Feadog. A is a convenient key for folk music, as A and related keys are relatively easy on the guitar. The Joni is tough, made from PVC. The whistle features a small bell/horn which helps improve the volume of the lower notes compared to the higher ones. The Joni also has a curved lip against which the air is directed like a classical flute, rather than a straight one, giving a more distinctive tone. Each whistle is carefully hand tuned to concert pitch A=440Hz, within the limits of variable air temperature and how hard you blow. Range is two octaves, A4 to G#5, and maybe a couple of notes higher although they are rather loud! Besides the key of A, the whistle is easily played in Dorian mode (the scale starting on B), in D by half-holing the G# and of course F#m. My whistle has a very comfortable mouthpiece shape compared to most PVC or aluminium whistles and all feature the Takahe emblem of my Takahe Flutes brand. They are shipped in a triangular package which is very strong. You can see and hear me play a very similar whistle here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yad3gQQUCW4
NB: Hat and vinyl LP not included sorry!