- 9 lessons teaching how to play 9 very popular Irish tunes.
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- PDF sheet music & mp3’s to download & keep for each tune.
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Expert Whistle Skills #3, designed to follow on from the skills learned in Expert Whistle Skills #2, continues to explore more advanced whistle techniques such as the trill, vibrato, different types of rolls and tonguing technique.
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 9 lessons, broken into 5 tutorials each, where tunes are taught phrase by phrase.
This course is an abundant study of technique, packed with bounces, cranns, rolls, double rolls, trills, backward stitches, open backward stitches, backward rolls and triplets! It is not only for the whistler but is relevant to the flautist and the piper too. Throughout the series of nine lessons, Mikie largely focuses on the repertoire of Seamus Ennis, the great Irish piper, singer and folk collector (1919-1982). The beauty of Mikie’s classes is that they are relevant for ANY level of playing. He teaches the bare melody of each tune slowly, phrase by phrase before giving a lesson on advanced technique and how to create the ‘bubbles’ and ‘crunches’ within the tune in question. This course is complete with a ‘technique bank’, that is a page given at the end of the course cataloging all the new techniques introduced in the course.
NOTE: There are 5 mp3’s available to download for each tune. One with the tune played at normal speed, one for the first part of the tune, then the second part, then the third part all at slow versions demonstrating the different ornamentations taught.
Tunes taught in this course:
The Dublin Reel
O’ carolan’s Draft
Pat Come Over The Hill
The Otter’s Holt
Humours Of Drinagh
Sheet Music and Mp3s available to Download for each Tune
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of The Wandering Minstrel
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.