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Essential Tinwhistle Toolbox

by Grey Larsen

SKU: 02-99129M

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Book/Online audio set. Includes an overview that puts Irish traditional music in context, information on scales and modes, dance tune types, the historical roots of whistle playing, and advice for learning by ear. Thorough instruction, exercises, and musical examples: from holding, fingering, breathing, and blowing, on up to advanced ornamentation, phrasing, and variations. Larsen has a new approach to understanding and notating ornamentation. For those who don't read music, almost all the exercises and examples appear on the audio. Beginning/intermediate. 192 pp.

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SECTION 1: First Matters
CHAPTER 1: Orientation to Traditional Irish Music for Tin Whistle Players
CHAPTER 2: A Brief Look into the History and Development of the Tin Whistle
CHAPTER 3: Holding and Blowing the Tin Whistle
CHAPTER 4: On Practice
CHAPTER 5: Getting Comfortable with Fingering
CHAPTER 6: The Language Analogy

SECTION 2: Ornamentation
Introduction to Ornamentation
CHAPTER 8: Strikes
CHAPTER 9: Slides
CHAPTER 10: Long Rolls
CHAPTER 11: Short Rolls

SECTION 3: Tonguing, Phrasing, and Use of the Breath
CHAPTER 12: Tonguing
CHAPTER 13: Musical Breathing

SECTION 4: Final Matters
CHAPTER 14: The Language Analogy Revisited
CHAPTER 15: Practice Revisited, and Some Thoughts on "Muscle Memory"
Appendix A: Fingering Chart
Appendix B: Contents of the Companion CD
About the Author
Also by Grey Larson
Index of Tune Titles
General Index