Tin Whistle Foundations

The course 'Tin Whistle Foundations' is a continuation from Kirsten's last course 'Whistle Basics'. In it she explores simple tin- whistle embellishments such as the cut, tap, roll and the slide. Emphasis is placed on breathing, phrasing, variation and rhythm throughout the thirteen taught tunes. Jigs, Slides, Reels, Hornpipes, Barndances and an O'Carolan composition are all featured. In the videos, Kirsten teaches each tune slowly, phrase by phrase and recommends that students learn with her this way, by ear. The sheet notation for each tune is also included as a learning supplement for the tutorials. By the end of the course the player will be more comfortable playing ornamentation on the whistle, will have a broader repertoire and a better knowledge or Irish music and will be ready to explore more advanced tunes and tin-whistle techniques.


Lessons

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Paddy Taylor's Jig

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 1


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Ornamentation: Rolls

Jig

The Cat That Ate The Candle

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 2


E Minor | Level 1 | Melody

Melodic Variation

Reel

The North Road to Tralee

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 3


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Ornamentation: Cuts. Tongue Articulation

Slide

The Toormore Slide

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 4


B Minor | Level 1 | Melody

Melodic Cuts

Slide

The Burren Reel

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 5


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Ornamentation: Triplets. Melodic Variation

Reel

The Fairy Slip Jig

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 6


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Syncopation

Slip Jig

Dances At Kinvara

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 7


G Major | Level 1 | Melody

Ornamentation: Short Rolls / Half Rolls

Barndance

Aggie Whyte's

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 8


G Major | Level 1 | Melody

Ornamentation: Rolls and Cuts. Tongue Articulation and Variation

Reel

Tam in Arrear's

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 9


G Major | Level 1 | Melody

Comparing and Contrasting Various Types of Whistles

Slip Jig

Maid Behind The Bar

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 10


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Ornamentation: Rolls, Cuts and Taps

Reel

Johnny O'Leary's Hornpipe

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 11


E Minor | Level 1 | Melody

Phrasing and Breathing

Hornpipe

Si Bheag Si Mhor

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 12


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Ornamentation: Short Rolls

Waltz

Tobin's Favorite

Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 13


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Ornamentation: Rolls, Short Rolls, Cuts and Taps

Jig

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