Whistle 0 - Spring '24

Whistle 0

Class Level –

Class Tutor –

Class Location –

Macrobert Building, Aberdeen University

Class Price –

£ 95

Start Date - Tuesday,  

January 16, 2024

End Date - Tuesday,  

March 19, 2024

Term Length –

9 weeks

Session Times –

19:00 -

Whistle 0

Tuesday 7pm-9pm

Spring '24

Join the fantastic Sal Buckler for Whistle 0. Suitable for complete beginners and those who have just started learning.

Sal Buckler has been playing whistles of one kind or another since she was 4 years old and has travelled the world with one in her bag, playing to and with people from Australia to Zimbabwe. Sal feels this simple but wonderful instrument is sometimes unfairly overlooked in favour of something more ‘difficult’ or sophisticated. The truth is, it’s a fantastically accessible instrument, robust and portable too, and capable of playing very beautiful music. She looks forward to introducing people to the wonderful world of the whistle!

Whistle 0 is suitable for people who have never played whistle and will begin with ‘getting to know the instrument’ – what it can and can’t do. In the first session we will also cover breathing techniques and start to look at tonguing.

Week two will explore how to get the full range of notes from the instrument and work on fingering. This week we will also be able to start work on some tunes.

Following weeks will consist of a recap of previous weeks and further work on tunes.

By the end of the ten week course you will have a number of tunes which you can play and a good grounding in the basic techniques of whistle playing.

What you will need – a high ‘D’ whistle (that’s the most common one).

Price for the term is: £94.50 - this can be paid in one lump sum when you sign up, or in 3 monthly instalments - you can choose your preference when you sign up.

Levels Explained

What does level 1 2 3 mean?

These relate to the ability and level the class is aimed at:

0 = Complete beginner – no experience of your instrument.

1 = Beginner – Have only been playing for a short time.  

2 = Intermediate – Have been playing for a while and can play some tunes

3 = Advanced – Can play and learn tunes competently 

0/1, 1/2, 2/3 etc = Both levels are accommodated

No level indicated = This course is open to all levels but some experience is recommended.