By: Grey Larsen
Release Date: 2004
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
187 pages, with one CD.
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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 LadiesAll 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 on the companion CD.
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Two supplements to this book, The Toolbox Tune Collection and The Toolbox Exercises for Finger Coordination, are available for purchase here. Each of these titles is available in two forms: as downloadable PDF and MP3 files (the less expensive option) and as physical book/CD combination.