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First Lessons Tin Whistle

Instrumental Tutor | Tuition

COMPOSER: Grey Larsen
PUBLISHER: Mel Bay Publications
PRODUCT FORMAT: Instrumental Tutor
The tin whistle has an alluring voice — yearning, melancholy, joyous, playful — both youthful and ancient. Its music can sound like wind, birdsong, flowing water. With this book, you can learn to make beautiful whistle music: • even if you’ve never played a musical instrument • even if you don’t
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Composer Grey Larsen
Publisher Mel Bay Publications
Instrumentation Tin Whistle
Product Format Instrumental Tutor
Description Product Type Book and Audio Online
Genre Folk British Isles
Year of Publication 2019
Grade of Difficulty EASY
Style Studies & Exercises
ISBN 9781513462820
No. MB30043M
Number of pages 40
Text language English
Description
The tin whistle has an alluring voice — yearning, melancholy, joyous, playful — both youthful and ancient. Its music can sound like wind, birdsong, flowing water. With this book, you can learn to make beautiful whistle music: • even if you’ve never played a musical instrument • even if you don’t read music • no matter how young or old you are First Lessons® Tin Whistle is for beginners and for those who have tried to play the whistle (also known as a pennywhistle) but need more help. This book leaves no stone unturned, offering valuable insights and detailed instruction you won’t find anywhere else — expert guidance that will smooth your way and steer you clear of the pitfalls newcomers often encounter. In addition to music notation, this book offers two highly accessible alternatives: • A much-improved tablature system • Suit Code — a new and inventive fingering shorthand using the suits of the deck of cards With this book you’ll get: • Access to audio and video downloads • 23 tunes from Irish, Scottish, Northumbrian, Welsh, English, Breton and African American traditions, along with melodies from Beethoven and Dvorák • An introduction to Irish tin whistle ornamentation Grey Larsen is a master musician who performs and teaches internationally. He has played the whistle since the 1970’s and has written nine books, including the best-seller The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle. The author recommends using a tin whistle in the key of D with this book.
Song List
  • 1. Making the Best Use of This Book
  • 2. Further Offerings
  • 3. What Is a Tin Whistle?
  • 4. Acquiring a Tin Whistle
  • 5. Anatomy of the Tin Whistle
  • 6. Let?s Make Some Sound
  • 7. Whistle-Friendly Notes and Scales
  • 8. The Names of the Notes
  • 9. The Relaxed Whistle Hold
  • 10. Why Use the Left Hand as the Top Hand?
  • 11. Seven Steps to Finding Your Personal Whistle Hold
  • 12. Alternatives to the Bottom Hand Pinky Anchor Point
  • 13. Training Your Bottom Hand Pinky Using a Rubber Band
  • 14. Resting Position for the Fingers, and Economy of Motion
  • 15. Tin Whistle Embouchure
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