THE Tinwhistle Fingering Chart



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A Note On Use: You are welcome to use this Tinwhistle Fingering Chart for your own personal use and study. Please do not modify the Chart in any way, however, or post it anywhere else on the Internet without first obtaining permission.

This is it. THE chart. The chart by which other charts are measured. This chart contains all of the information you need to play the whistle. So go forth, and conquer.

This chart is what you need to know to finger your whistle like it ought to be fingered. Like it wants to be fingered. If you are a new whistler, strongly recommend that you learn the fingerings as given in the D chart. This is the standard chart for most music that is played on the tinwhistle. The “D” fingerings will let you play music in D-major, G-major, B-minor, E-minor, A-major and F#-minor and their modes with ease. Music in other keys can be easily transposed to one of these keys. All music on this site is arranged for “D” fingerings. Most music for tinwhistle you will find elsewhere is arranged for “D” fingerings. Most traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, and England is in one of these keys or their modes. A large amount of American folk music is in one of these keys.



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