Resources for Easy Christmas Favorites for Tin Whistle or Irish Flute

 
Front cover of the book Easy Christmas Favorites for Tin Whistle or Irish Flute, by Grey Larsen

Here are some materials related to the book Easy Christmas Favorites for Tin Whistle or Irish Flute, including two major supplements, Carols in Alternate Keys and Carols Notated in Suit Code. Details on that supplement are shown below.

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If you are new to the tin whistle, have questions about it or need help with your playing, I recommend you consult my book First Lessons Tin Whistle. It offers valuable insights as well as thorough instruction for beginners. If you are new to the Irish flute, I recommend working with my book The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle.

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Two Supplements, and Some Exercises

On the recordings for both of the following supplements, Cindy Kallet plays guitar accompaniment while Grey Larsen plays a Session Whistle in D from Carbony Celtic Winds or an Irish flute. The chords you hear on the recordings are shown in the music notation.

 

1. Carols in Alternate Keys

In Easy Christmas Favorites for Tin Whistle or Irish Flute, each of the 30 carols are presented in just one key. However, it is possible to play 24 of them in an alternate key — in fact one of them can be played in two alternate keys — while still satisfying the criteria that makes them easy to play on tin whistle and Irish flute.  This supplement provides these additional Christmas carol arrangements, in standard music notation, tablature, and with audio recordings. 

 

2. Carols Notated in Suit Code

The carols in Easy Christmas Favorites for Tin Whistle or Irish Flute are presented in standard music notation as well as tablature notation. This supplement provides that same music notated in Suit Code, a graphic fingering shorthand, as well as in standard music notation. Suit Code is a graphic shorthand which uses the four suit symbols in the deck of playing cards, plus an open circle, to represent the five fingering patterns used for the primary notes of the tin whistle (also known as a pennywhistle) and keyless Irish flute. This notation system is particularly useful for those who are not fluent in reading music notation.

 

Exercises for Finger Coordination for Tin Whistle and Irish Flute

Featuring standard music notation as well as tablature, with audio files included.
Available in six note-naming systems from around the world: US (Latin Alphabet), Sargam, Jianpu (modified), German “H” Nomenclature, Fixed Do Solfège (also known as Tonic Sol-Fa) and Movable Do Solfège

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