Revisions to: The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle

Starting with the April 2011 printing, copies of the book The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle differ in small ways from copies printed earlier.

  • These changes were not substantial enough to constitute a second edition of the book.
  • However, important corrections have been made to the fingering charts on pp. 452, 454 and 455, and new material on William “Billy” Cummins appears on p. 372.
  • Replacement copies of the book are not being offered.
  • The pagination of the book has not changed.

You may download free PDF files of all the pages that underwent changes in the April 2011 printing.
Determine which version of the book you have.

Major Changes in the April 2011 revision

P. 372. This page contains a new photo and updated biographical information on flute player William “Billy” Cummins.
P. 452. Corrections have been made to this page of the fingering charts.
P. 454. Corrections have been made to this page of the fingering charts.
P. 455. Corrections have been made to this page of the fingering charts.

Minor Changes in the April 2011 revision

Back Cover. Second bullet point in the right column.
P. 2.
P. 9.
P. 10.
P. 11. Acknowledgements and Credits. Numerous minor changes.
P. 12. Acknowledgements and Credits. One minor change.
P. 13.
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P. 36. Last line of table changed.
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P. 83. Wording added at end of paragraph three.
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P. 89. Wording added at end of 1st and 3rd paragraphs. Wording changed at end of 8th paragraph.
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P. 103. Labels added to musical exercises.
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P. 120. Page reference corrected below second diagram.
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P. 262. Page reference corrected at end of 2nd paragraph.
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P. 308. Fingering indication corrected in Study 2, 2nd to last measure. (T2 changed to B2.)
P. 314. Alignment adjustments. Missing cut symbol restored in final measure, above 5th note.
P. 315. Alignment adjustments.
P. 316. Page reference corrected in 1st paragraph.
P. 322. Descending slide symbol added in Study 25, measure 2, above 4th note.
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P. 386. Page reference corrected in 2nd paragraph.
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P. 398. Paragraph 3, “eighth notes” corrected to “sixteenth notes”.
P. 400. Page reference corrected at end of paragraph 1.
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P. 439. Footnote vi updated.
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To determine which version of the book you have:

  • Look on the first page.
  • Below the Mel Bay logo, you will see a series of numbers.

If you see:

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 (starting with 3)

you already have one of the new copies (April 2011 revision or later).

If your book is from an earlier printing (before April 2011), you will see one of the following series of numbers (starting with either 1 or 2):

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

or

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0