The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox (eBook+Online Audio)
99129BCDEB
All the tools the beginner, novice, and intermediate tin whistle player needs in order to progress to a high level of competence in Irish music. Includes an "Orientation to Traditional Irish Music", which puts the music in context, with information on scales and modes, dance tune types, the historical roots of whistle playing, and advice for learning by ear. The book is full of thorough instruction, exercises, and musical examples: from holding, fingering, breathing, and blowing, on up to advanced ornamenta ...more
Product Number:
99129BCDEB
Format:
eBook+Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
192
Binding:
eBook
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-6106-5728-4
ISBN13:
978-16106-5728-0
Series:
None
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/11/2011
All the tools the beginner, novice, and intermediate tin whistle player needs in order to progress to a high level of competence in Irish music. Includes an "Orientation to Traditional Irish Music", which puts the music in context, with information on scales and modes, dance tune types, the historical roots of whistle playing, and advice for learning by ear. The book is full of thorough instruction, exercises, and musical examples: from holding, fingering, breathing, and blowing, on up to advanced ornamentation, phrasing, and variations. Features a simple and penetrating new approach to understanding and notating ornamentation that goes beyond any previous method. Also includes history and theory of traditional Irish tin whistle music. For those who don't read music, almost all the exercises and examples appear on the companion audio. Audio download available online.
About the Author      
Acknowledgements and Credits      
Also by Grey Larsen      
Appendix A: Fingering Chart      
Appendix B: Contents of the Companion CD      
CHAPTER 1: Orientation to Traditional Irish Music for Tin Whistle Players      
CHAPTER 10: Long Rolls      
CHAPTER 11: Short Rolls      
CHAPTER 12: Tonguing      
CHAPTER 13: Musical Breathing      
CHAPTER 14: The Language Analogy Revisited      
CHAPTER 15: Practice Revisited, and Some Thoughts on "Muscle Memory"      
CHAPTER 2: A Brief Look into the History and Development of the Tin Whistle      
CHAPTER 3: Holding and Blowing the Tin Whistle      
CHAPTER 4: On Practice      
CHAPTER 5: Getting Comfortable with Fingering      
CHAPTER 6: The Language Analogy      
CHAPTER 7: Cuts      
CHAPTER 8: Strikes      
CHAPTER 9: Slides      
General Index      
Index of Tune Titles      
Introduction      
Introduction to Ornamentation      
SECTION 1: First Matters      
SECTION 2: Ornamentation      
SECTION 3: Tonguing, Phrasing, and Use of the Breath      
SECTION 4: Final Matters      
 
Audio Sample 1
Audio Sample 2
Series: None
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