Tin Whistle Basics Overview

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Tin Whistle Basics Lessons

Level

The Scale of D Major (Whistle – 1)

Whistle Basics Lesson 1

  • Level 1
  • Melody

Hand and finger positioning and the scale of D Major.


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The Rattlin Bog

Whistle Basics Lesson 2

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Exercises on the Scale of D Major

Polka

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We Won’t Go Home Until The Morning

Whistle Basics Lesson 3

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Exercises on the Scale of D Major

Polka

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IŠ—’ll Tell My Ma

Whistle Basics Lesson 4

  • G Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody

The scale of G Major

Polka

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Britches Full of Stiches (Lesson 5)

Whistle Basics Lesson 5

  • G Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody

The scale of G Major, exercises for the scale of G Major

Polka

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Shoe The Donkey

Whistle Basics Lesson 6

  • G Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Continuation of the study of G Major

Mazurka

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The Butterfly

Whistle Basics Lesson 7

  • Level 1
  • Melody

Kirsten will introduce the ornament’ the slide’

Slip Jig

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Na Ceannabhain Bhána

Whistle Basics Lesson 8

  • G Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Ornamentation: Cuts

Slip Jig

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Johnny OŠ—’LearyŠ—’s

Whistle Basics Lesson 9

  • A Minor
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Ornamentation: Slides and Cuts

Polka

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SonnyŠ—’s Mazurka

Whistle Basics Lesson 10

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Ornamentation: Slides and Cuts. Kirsten will play this tune in a set with ‘Shoe the Donkey’ a…

Mazurka

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John BlessingŠ—’s

Whistle Basics Lesson 11

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Phrasing and Breathing: Where to breath and what notes to miss out!

Reel

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Sally Garden’s

Whistle Basics Lesson 12

  • G Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody

In this lesson, Kirsten teaches the well known reel ‘Sally Gardens’. She will continue her stud…

Reel

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The Ten Penny Bit

Whistle Basics Lesson 13

  • A Minor
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Ornamentation: Taps

Jig

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OŠ—’KeefeŠ—’s Dream

Whistle Basics Lesson 14

  • G Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Ornamentation: Cuts and Taps

Reel

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The Feakle Jig

Whistle Basics Lesson 15

  • E Minor
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Ornamentation: Rolls on G

Jig

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Connacht Heifers

Whistle Basics Lesson 16

  • D Mixolydian
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Ornamentation: Rolls of F

Reel

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Harvest Home

Whistle Basics Lesson 17

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody

Ornamentation: Rolls on A

Hornpipe

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