Percussion Question

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by TIMBONE, Feb 22, 2005.


    TIMBONE Active Member

    I am just completing a piece with an amusing bass sequence. I want to add some sound effects. 1. An ordinary whistle, you know, a straight referee type, and 2. the whistle which you blow and it does that weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sound. So, what do I call them on the percussion part.
  2. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    School teacher whistle.

    Weeeeee whistle?
  3. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    The weeeeee whistle is probably a slide whistle.
  4. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Pea Whistle! - Then use a footnote in the score/part to explain exactly what you require.

  5. fartycat

    fartycat Member

    Do you mean a siren or it could be a swanee whistle? The latter can do a long gliss either way whilst a siren goes up and down quickly.
  6. Richard Dyson

    Richard Dyson Member


    I think you mean a policeman's whistle for the first one and a siren for the second one.

    TIMBONE Active Member

    Thanks everyone. :)

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