Sliding Song Whistle

Sliding Song Whistle
Great fun and a delight for any child
Made in the USA
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76W01.01 Sliding Song Whistle

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Though you might consider it a child's toy, or associate its bright glissando with the sound tracks of animated cartoons and game shows, the traditional slide whistle is a genuine musical instrument, with origins in the Renaissance, and can produce melodies as well as sound effects to great effect. The slide whistle has figured in the work of Maurice Ravel and Louis Armstrong among many other greats.

And it's as easy to play as whistling or humming a tune (much like the trombone, pitch is controlled by a sliding piston, or slide). All it takes is about 5 minutes of practice - no kidding! Simply pick it up, blow in the mouthpiece and begin to move the slide back and forth. Anyone will get the idea quickly, but as the saying goes, Takes minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master." Made in the USA by a premier American instrument maker, our nickel plated brass Song Whistle is great fun for everyone in the family, and another stand against keypads and flat screen TVs.

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  • Smooth Slider

    S. Jacobs, 6/18/2015 This matches the quality of the sliders used by professional sound effect artists. It is not a toy. It's the real deal.
  • Sliding Song Whistle

    Lori, 12/22/2013 This is a well made heavy gauge instrument that is a step above a cheap toy but not something a semi-serious musician would consider. I bought this for my 4 year old grand-daughter who barely has the lug capacity to make sounds with it. The slide on the whistle I received worked okay but required about 30 minutes of vigorous sliding in and out to properly break in the piston to the bore. This need for break-in is actually a positive sign of quality. A neat toy!
  • Not Surprised

    Sandy, 11/9/2013 I knew about Garrett Wade quality tools and I hoped that same quality would be found in the toys they are offering. It truly did. This sliding whistle is heavier than I anticipated and as well made as any of their toys. Just share it as an outside toy" if you are wise!"
  • Quality Toy

    Hughtron, 3/31/2013 I got this for my grand kids aged three & four. Although their lung capacity is not sufficient to make it work properly yet, they get a big kick out of it anyway. It's a quality instrument and will have a very long life in our special toy drawer.
  • Fun!

    PADonna, 1/2/2013 This toy was a great hit at Christmas. I purchased it for both of my boys, ages 11 & 8, and they loved it! It was reasonably priced and seems to be well constructed - not a flimsy piece at all!
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