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300 Gems of Irish Music for All Instruments

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  1. Table of Contents
  2. Important Note
  3. List of Tunes
  4. Introduction
  5. A Closer Look at Quarter Notes, Dotted Quarter Notes and Bracketed Eighth Notes
  6. Jigs Excerpt
  7. Reels Excerpt
  8. Hornpipes Excerpts
  9. Index of Tune Sources

Down the Back Lane, Variation in Traditional Irish Dance Music

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  1. Table of Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. Chapter 1 Excerpt, Modes
  4. Chapter 2 Excerpt, Ornamentation
  5. Ornamentation Symbol Chart
  6. Chapter 3 Excerpt, Phrasing
  7. Transcription: Lark on the Strand

150 Gems of Irish Music for Flute excerpts

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  1. Index of Tunes
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Introduction
  4. Ch. 1 Excerpt – Ornamentation and Its Notation
  5. Ch. 2 Excerpt – Modes and Other Notation Matters
  6. Ch. 3 Excerpt – Breathing and Phrasing
  7. Introduction to Flute-Friendly Tunes
  8. Flute-Friendly Jigs
  9. Introduction to Tunes of Non-Wind Origin
  10. Reels of Non-Wind Origin
  11. Introduction to Tunes Requiring the Use of Keys
  12. Reels Requiring the Use of Keys
  13. Tune Sources

150 Gems of Irish Music for Tin Whistle excerpts

  1. Index of Tunes
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Introduction
  4. Chapter 1 Excerpt – Ornamentation and Its Notation
  5. Chapter 2 Excerpt – Modes and Other Notation Matters
  6. Chapter 3 Excerpt – Breathing and Phrasing
  7. Introduction to Whistle-Friendly Tunes
  8. Whistle-Friendly Jigs Excerpt
  9. Introduction to Tunes of Non-Wind Origin
  10. Reels of Non-Wind Origin Excerpt
  11. Introduction to Tunes for Non-D Whistles
  12. Reels for Non-D Whistles
  13. Tune Sources

The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle excerpts

Please note that these excerpts include minor changes that were made in an April 2011 revision of the book.
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. Preface
  3. Foreword
  4. Introduction
  5. Chapter 1 Excerpt 1 – Orientation to Traditional Irish Music on the Flute and Tin Whistle
  6. Chapter 1 Excerpt 2 – Orientation to Traditional Irish Music on the Flute and Tin Whistle
  7. Introduction to Ornamentation
  8. Chapter 17 – Charts of Rolls and Cranns and Their Symbols
  9. Chapter 19 – Ornamentation Through Melodic Variation
  10. Chapter 21 – Musical Breathing, Excerpt
    Section 8  – Great Performances Transcribed, Excerpt (Transcriptions of Commercial Recordings from Twenty-Two Important Flute and Tin Whistle Players, 1925-2001).

The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox excerpts

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. Chapter  4 – On Practice
  4. Chapter 5 – Getting Comfortable with Fingering. This chapter contains information for beginning whistle players that is not included in Grey’s 480-page book, The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle.
  5. Introduction to Ornamentation
  6. Chapter 7 – Cuts, Excerpt
  7. Chapter 12 – Tonguing
  8. Chapter 15 – Practice Revisited and Some Thoughts on “Muscle Memory”
  9. Appendix B – Contents of the Companion CD