Expert Whistle Skills #1

The aim of this course is to discover and enhance the learner's own playing style, and to increase their confidence through learning and incorporating a wide range of ornaments, variations and other advanced stylistic features such as crans, trills, slides, and tonguing in their playing. The learner will discover new ways of adding texture and colour to a carefully selected repertoire of challenging jigs, slip jigs, reels, and hornpipes which are learnt by ear (transcriptions are also provided) Importantly, the learner is given the tools to transfer these newly acquired skills to tunes which they already have in their repertoire.


Lessons

FREE

The Baltimore Salute

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 1


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Vibrato and Bounces

Reel

The Blackbird

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 2


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Trills, Slides and Rolls

Hornpipe

An Sean Duine

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 3


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Bounces and Rolls

Jig

The Moneymusk

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 4


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Short Rolls, Triplets, Articulation

Fling

The New Policeman

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 5


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Trills, Vibrato, Rolls and Variation

Reel

Garrett Barry’s Jig

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 6


D Mixolydian | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Cranns, C# Ornaments

Jig

West Clare Reel

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 7


A Mixolydian | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: cranns, half holing for chromatic notes

Reel

Whelan’s Jig

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 8


E Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Rolls used for Melodic and Rhythmic Variation

Jig

Kit O’Mahony’s

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 9


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Melodic Variation

Hornpipe

The Swallow’s Tail

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 10


A Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Rhythmic Variation, Melodic Variation, Half Holing for the note of Eb

Reel

Give Us A Drink of Water

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 11


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Tongue articulation: 'Ti-ka-ta' Tonguing

Slip Jig

Vincent Broderick’s

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 12


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Tongue Articulation: 'Ti-ka-ta' Tonguing

Barndance

The Crock of Gold

Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 13


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Melodic Variation

Reel

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