Learn How To Play The Low Whistle

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Low Whistle Foundations Lessons

Level

The May Morning Dew

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 1

  • A Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Demonstrating how to bend & slide slowly up & down to the notes

Slow Air

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Seamus Begley’s Polka

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 2

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Demonstrating how to get the necessary stretch in the hands to cover the holes

Polka

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Fanny Power

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 3

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Focus on slide, vibrato and cuts

Planxty

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The Slieve Russel Jig

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 4

  • A Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Exploring ornamentation & articulation

Jig

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Castle Kelly

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 5

  • A Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Rolls and Slides

Reel

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Dever the Dancer

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 6

  • E Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Capturing Swing in Rhythm

Slip Jig

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An Cailin Deas Crúite na mBo

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 7

  • A Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Listen out for slides and the use of vibrato

Slow Air

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Planxty Irwin

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 8

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

The influence of Baroque music can be heard in this tune

Planxty

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The Man of the House

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 9

  • E Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Focus on Bounces

Reel

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The Hills of Coore

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 10

  • A Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Ti-ka-ta tonguing technique

Hornpipe

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Éamonn an Chnoic

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 11

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

How to create different sorts of vibrato

Slow Air

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Green Fields of Rosbay

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 12

  • E Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Slides, vibrato, rolls and ti-ka-ta tonguing

Reel

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Slieve na mBan

Low Whistle Foundations Lesson 13

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Focus on cuts and vibrato

Slow Air

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