The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox (Book + Online Audio)
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:
99129M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Pages:
192
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-8759-2
ISBN13:
978-07866-8759-6
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
4/1/2015
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. Includes access to online audio.

Fingering Chart      
Contents of the Companion Audio  
Orientation to Traditional Irish Music for Tin Whistle Players      
Long Rolls      
Short Rolls      
Tonguing      
Musical Breathing      
The Language Analogy Revisited      
Practice Revisited, and Some Thoughts on "Muscle Memory"      
A Brief Look into the History and Development of the Tin Whistle      
Holding and Blowing the Tin Whistle      
On Practice      
Getting Comfortable with Fingering      
The Language Analogy      
Cuts      
Strikes      
Slides      
General Index      
Index of Tune Titles         

The Banks of Lough Gowna

The Banshee

Bantry Bay

The Blarney Pilgrim

The Boys of Ballisodare

The Cliffs of Moher

The Drunken Landlady

The Frost is All Over

The Gravel Walk

Hardiman the Fiddler

Lad O’Beirne’s Reel

The Lonesome Jig

The Monaghan Jig

Old Joe’s Jig

Roaring Mary

The Rose in the Heather

The Sporting Pitchfork

The Star Above the Garter

Tom Billy’s Jig

Tripping Up the Stairs

Tuttle’s Reel

Whelan’s Jig

Willie Coleman’s Jig


Introduction to Ornamentation      
First Matters      
Ornamentation      
Tonguing, Phrasing, and Use of the Breath      
Final Matters      

 
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Audio Sample 2
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