The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox – eBook

By Grey Larsen. 187 pages, eBook plus 92 tracks of downloadable audio.

You will be directed to the Mel Bay Publications website to purchase this eBook. The eBook is less expensive than the physical book, and of course there is no shipping cost. (Shipping the physical book outside the US can be rather expensive.)

All the tools the beginner, novice, and intermediate tin whistle player needs in order to progress to a high level of competence in Irish music.

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There are two supplements to this book, The Toolbox Tune Collection and The Toolbox Exercises for Finger Coordination. They provide exercises and tune transcriptions that could not be included in the book due to space restrictions. They both also come with audio files of the author playing the exercises or tunes.

Here you may listen to four examples of the audio included with this book:

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“An essential set of tools for the beginning and intermediate tin whistle player. I highly recommend it!”

– Joanie Madden, whistle and flute player with Cherish the Ladies

All the tools the beginner, novice, and intermediate tin whistle player needs in order to progress to a high level of competence in Irish music. Includes an “Orientation to Traditional Irish Music” which puts the music in context, with information on scales and modes, dance tune types, the historical roots of whistle playing, and advice for learning by ear. The book is full of thorough instruction, exercises, and musical examples: from holding, fingering, breathing, and blowing, on up to advanced ornamentation, phrasing, and variations. Features a simple and penetrating new approach to understanding and notating ornamentation that goes beyond any previous method, as well as history and theory of traditional Irish tin whistle music. For those who don’t read music, almost all the exercises and examples appear in the audio downloads.

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Weight 1.13 lbs

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