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The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox

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By Grey Larsen. 187 pages, plus 92 tracks of downloadable audio. You may download the audio here.

Upon request, Grey will autograph your book, at no extra charge. (You may request this during the checkout process by using the comments area.)

We have one copy of this book that has small blemishes on the cover. If you'd like to save $5.00, let us know (in the Comments area when you place you order) that you'd like this blemished copy. We will then refund $5.00 through your method of payment (card or Paypal). Please Note: This blemished copy includes downloadbable audio, and not a physical CD.

Purchase this title as an eBook. This will take you to the Mel Bay Publications page for this eBook.

This book is also available at a reduced cost as part of a book bundle.

"An essential set of tools for the beginning and intermediate tin whistle player. I highly recommend it!"

- Joanie Madden, whistle and flute player with Cherish the Ladies

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, as well as history and theory of traditional Irish tin whistle music. For those who don't read music, almost all the exercises and examples appear in the audio downloads.

View excerpts from The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox.

Two supplements to this book, 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.

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