Here are some materials related to the book Easy Favorites for Tin Whistle or Irish Flute, including two supplementary eBooks (with downloadable audio). Details on these eBooks are shown below.
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.
Two Supplements, and Some Exercises:
This collection of folk, popular and classical songs, arranged for tin whistle in D or standard Irish flute, is a supplement to the book, Easy Favorites for Tin Whistle or Irish Flute.
In that book, each of the 34 song arrangements is presented in only one key. However, it is possible to play 21 of these melodies in an alternate key — in fact one can play seven of them in two alternate keys — while still satisfying the criteria that makes them easy to play on tin whistle and Irish flute. Easy Favorites in Alternate Keys provides these additional song arrangements, in standard music notation, tablature, and with audio recordings.
On the recordings, Cindy Kallet plays guitar while Grey Larsen plays piano, as well as 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.
This collection of folk, popular and classical songs and tunes, arranged for tin whistle in D or standard Irish flute (including three duets), is a supplement to Grey Larsen’s book, Easy Favorites for Tin Whistle or Irish Flute.
The music in that book is presented in standard music notation as well as tablature notation. This eBook 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.
On the recordings that come with this eBook, Cindy Kallet plays guitar accompaniment while Grey Larsen plays piano as well as and a Session Whistle in D from Carbony Celtic Winds or an Irish flute. The chords you hear on the recordings are provided in the eBook.
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
38 exercises for finger coordination and synchronization, composed and performed by Grey Larsen, as well as introductory and explanatory text covering finger movement, notation and other matters. The ability to move various combinations of fingers in precise coordination and synchronization is essential for good tin whistle and Irish flute playing. These exercises are designed to aid in the development of these skills, which call for moving not only combinations of fingers of one hand or the other, but often fingers of both hands, and sometimes in opposite directions
- A Staff-Based Tablature System for Tin Whistle and Irish Flute
- Blank Tablature Templates for Tin Whistle and Irish Flute
- Some Thoughts on Practicing
- A Brief Explanation of Modal Scales
- Charts of Whistle Keys and Scales – This gives information on how to use whistles which are in keys other than D.
- Fingering Chart for Tin Whistle with Half-Hole Fingerings – This chart also works for the keyless Irish flute in D.
- Suit Code: A Graphic Shorthand for Tin Whistle and Irish Flute Fingerings