By: Grey Larsen
The Toolbox Exercises for Finger Coordination, a supplement to the book/CD
Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox, is comprised of written transcriptions
and audio recordings of 38 exercises for tin whistle, composed and performed by
Grey Larsen. It also includes introductory and explanatory text.
The recordings feature a metronome click in the left channel and Grey playing
tin whistle in the right channel. Using your left-right balance control, you
may control the relative loudness of these two elements, or eliminate either
The ability to move various combinations of fingers in precise coordination
and synchronization is essential for good tin whistle playing. This ability
involves not only combinations of fingers of one hand or the other, but often
fingers of both hands.
If you are a beginner, gaining these skills may seem daunting to you,
but in time and with practice, such coordination and dexterity
will become second nature. If you are an intermediate player, you may wish
to use these exercises to improve your finger coordination skills.
These 38 exercises are designed for the development of such finger coordination.
Due to space limitations, it was not possible to include them in the book/CD
Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox.
The text and transcriptions take up thirty-three 8.5 x 11 inch pages.
This product contains the following:
- One zip file, 28 megabytes.
- The exercises in music notation, and the text, in one Adobe Acrobat (PDF)
- Recordings of the exercises, as MP3 files.
- A broadband internet connection is recommended for downloading a file
of this size.
- If you like, you may print out your own copy of the text and exercises,
and burn the MP3s to your own CDR.