• To view excerpts from this book, click here.
To purchase as an eBook, click here.
The book includes:
traditional Irish tunes, with suggested ornamentation and breathing
• 94 "whistle-friendly" tunes
• 28 tunes of non-wind origin
• 28 tunes for non-D whistles
• Ground-breaking work on how to use non-D whistles in Irish sessions
• All tunes on the companion CDs, played by Grey, demonstrating the suggested ornamentation and breathing options
• Three chapters on Grey's ornamentation notation system, modes, and breathing and phrasing
The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle
was released in December 2003. Over 10,000 copies have been sold.
(Two CDs included with book.)
• To purchase an eBook of this title, please click here. This will take you to the Mel Bay Publications page for this eBook.
• To view excerpts, click here.
• To read reviews, click here.
• To submit your own comments or review, click here.
The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox was released
in April 2004.
(One CD included with book.)
Click here for help on how to access the contents of these two books' Companion CDs using your home computer.
What are the differences between The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle and The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox? Click here for some answers.
Two supplements to The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox - entitled The Toolbox Tune Collection and The Toolbox Exercises for Finger Coordination - are available for purchase here. Each of these titles is available in two forms: as downloadable PDF and MP3 files (the less expensive option) and as physical book/CD combination.
Upon request, Grey will autograph any books you order at this website, at no extra charge. (You may request this during the checkout process by using the comments area.)
Grey has three more Irish music books slated to come out in 2013
with Mel Bay Publications:
• 150 Gems of Irish Music for Flute
• 300 Gems of Irish Music for All Instruments, and
• Down the Back Lane: Variation in Traditional Irish Dance Music.
Click here for information on these books.
Click here for information on, and ordering of, Paddy League's fine bodhrán (Irish drum) tutor, An Gabhairín Binn (book with 1 CD).