- 13 lessons teaching how to play 13 very popular Irish tunes.
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By the end of the course you will have increased confidence in your whistle playing through learning and incorporating a wide range of advanced tin whistle techniques. The course has 13 lessons, broken into 3 to 4 tutorials each, where tunes are taught phrase by phrase.
The aim of Expert Whistle Skills #1 is to discover and enhance your own playing style and to increase your confidence through learning and incorporating a wide range of ornaments, variations and other advanced stylistic features such as crans, trills, slides, and tonguing. You will discover new ways of adding texture and colour to a carefully selected repertoire of challenging jigs, slip jigs, reels, and hornpipes which are learned by ear. Most importantly, by taking this course, you are given the tools to transfer these newly acquired skills to tunes which you already have in your repertoire thus giving your playing that progressive edge.
NOTE: There are 6 to 7 mp3’s available to download for each tune. One with the tune played at normal speed, one for the first part of the tune played slowly, then the second part, then various mp3’s demonstrating the different ornamentations taught.
Tunes taught in this course:
An Sean Duine
The New Policeman
Garrett Barry’s Jig
West Clare Reel
The Swallow’s Tail
Give Us A Drink Of Water
The Crock Of Gold
Sheet Music and Mp3s available to Download for each Tune
Sample Sheet Music
Download The Baltimore Salute ABC Sheet Music.
Download The Baltimore Salute Standard Notation Sheet Music.
Sample mp3 of The Baltimore Salute
In recent years, Thomas has gained expertise as a musician in the area of music for young children, working with organizations such as the National Concert Hall, Common Ground, Music Network, Helium Arts, The Ark, and Early Childhood Ireland. Other related work includes designing and facilitating designing professional development workshops for various early childhood care and education providers. Read more.
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.