Down the Back Lane – Physical Book plus audio CD

Original price was: $19.99.Current price is: $15.99.

By Grey Larsen. Physical book, 52 pages plus 1 audio CD. Suitable for all melody instruments.

At the heart of this book are the recordings on the companion CD. The author plays eight traditional tunes on Irish flute and tin whistle, each three times through, complete with lovely, improvised variations. He notates the complete performances in meticulous detail and offers insightful comments on the variations.

You may download the contents of this CD for free here.

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This work offers a rare and intimate view into the intuitive musical mind of a masterful player, along with extensive information on ornamentation, phrasing, articulation, dynamics and much more.

Though the author plays the tunes on flute and whistle, he has carefully designed the book to be useful to players of all melody instruments.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Jigs, reels, hornpipes, a slide and a slip jig, both common and rare
  • Valuable insights into the art of variation
  • Three chapters explaining ornamentation, phrasing and modes
  • A CD containing the tunes, played by the author

Additional information

Weight 0.4375 lbs
Dimensions 11.75 × 8.75 × 0.25 in