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First Lessons Tin Whistle

First Lessons Tin Whistle

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First Lessons Tin Whistle (Beginning-Intermediate)

by Grey Larsen

The tin whistle has an alluring voice — yearning, melancholy, joyous, playful — both youthful and ancient. Its music can sound like wind, birdsong, flowing water. With this book, you can learn to make beautiful whistle music:

  • even if you’ve never played a musical instrument
  • even if you don’t read music
  • no matter how young or old you are
First Lessons® Tin Whistle is for beginners and for those who have tried to play the whistle (also known as a pennywhistle) but need more help. This book leaves no stone unturned, offering valuable insights and detailed instruction you won’t find anywhere else — expert guidance that will smooth your way and steer you clear of the pitfalls newcomers often encounter. In addition to music notation, this book offers two highly accessible alternatives:
  • A much-improved tablature system
  • Suit Code — a new and inventive fingering shorthand using the suits of the deck of cards
With this book you’ll get:
  • Access to audio and video downloads
  • 23 tunes from Irish, Scottish, Northumbrian, Welsh, English, Breton and African American traditions, along with melodies from Beethoven and Dvorák
  • An introduction to Irish tin whistle ornamentation
Grey Larsen is a master musician who performs and teaches internationally. He has played the whistle since the 1970’s and has written nine books, including the best-seller The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle.The author recommends using a tin whistle in the key of D with this book.

Product Number:    30043M

Format:    Book + Online Audio/Video/PDF

Skill Level:    Beginning-Intermediate

Pages:    40

Binding:    Saddle Stitched

Size:    8.75 x 11.75

Series:    First Lessons

Date Published:    08_20_2019

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