The Tui Green is a handcrafted penny whistle in the key of G major. The 'green' signifies that it has a tuning slide to allow fine tuning about half a semitone each way. The Tui Green is an alto whistle, named after an iconic native New Zealand songbird, and is lower than D whistles like the Clarke or Feadog. These whistles are tough, made from PVC. They feature:
A small bell/horn which helps improve the volume of the lower notes of each octave compared to the higher notes. A curved lip against which the air is directed like a classical flute, rather than a straight one, giving a distinctive tone. Accurate pitch, carefully hand tuned to A=440Hz, within the limits of variable air temperature and how hard you blow. A chromed aluminum fine-tuning slide. Range of two octaves, G4 to F#6, and maybe a couple of notes higher although they are rather loud! A very comfortable mouthpiece shape compared to most PVC or aluminium whistles.
They are shipped in a triangular package which is very strong. You can hear me play the basic version of this whistle on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yad3gQQUCW4. Besides the key of G, the whistle is easily played in Dorian mode (the scale starting on A), in C and Am by half-holing the F# and of course Em.
NOTES: * Orders are usually shipped within three days and delivery is typically less than two weeks. * My standard shipping method is via untracked international airmail. * If an order has not arrived within 30 days of shipping notification, contact me and I will post another. * Some countries may charge relevant taxes such as GST or VAT and/or further postal charges.