Essential Guide To Irish Flute And Tin Whistle Pdf Download
For the beginner to the highly advanced player of Irish flute, tin whistle, or Boehm-system flute. Features a simple and penetrating new approach to understanding and notating ornamentation that goes beyond any previous method, exploring ornamentation techniques never described in print before.
Essential Guide To Irish Flute And Tin Whistle Pdf Download
Also includes adaptations for Boehm-system flute players, guidance on breathing and phrasing, 49 ornamentation exercises, history and theory of traditional Irish flute and whistle music, and 27 meticulous tr ...moreSpecsDescriptionContentsSamplesvar addthis_config = "data_track_clickback": true ;Product Number:98214BCDEBFormat:eBook + Online AudioSkill Level:BeginningPages:480Binding:eBookISBN:1-6106-5889-2ISBN13:978-16106-5889-8Publisher:Mel Bay Publications, Inc.Date Published:3/11/2011For the beginner to the highly advanced player of Irish flute, tin whistle, or Boehm-system flute. Features a simple and penetrating new approach to understanding and notating ornamentation that goes beyond any previous method, exploring ornamentation techniques never described in print before.
Also includes adaptations for Boehm-system flute players, guidance on breathing and phrasing, 49 ornamentation exercises, history and theory of traditional Irish flute and whistle music, and 27 meticulous transcriptions of recordings by these important Irish flute and tin whistle players: John McKenna, Tom Morrison, William Cummins, Seamus Ennis, Willie Clancy, Paddy Taylor, Paddy Carty, Grey Larsen, Josie McDermott, Matt Molloy, Cathal McConnell, Mary Bergin, Donncha Briain (Denis O'Brien), Desi Wilkinson, Breda Smyth, Sean Ryan, Conal O Greda, Micho Russel, Joanie Madden, Kevin Crawford, Catherine McEvoy, and Seamus Egan.
For those who don't read music, almost all the exercises, examples and tunes appear on the audio download available online. "Grey has, through his research, patience, and diligence, completed a work on Irish flute and tin whistle that I feel is essential reading for anybody interested in getting it right." - Matt Molloy, Irish Flute player with the Chieftains." Includes access to online audio.
Grey Larsen is a versatile and accomplished musician and an author of books on Irish music, with particular focus upon the Irish flute and tin whistle. In 1976 he graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio. In later years, he spent a great deal of time learning traditional Irish music from elder Irish immigrant musicians, most notably County. Galway melodeon player Michael J. Kennedy (1900 -1978), County. Sligo flute player Tom Byrne (1920-2001) and County. Leitrim fiddler Tom McCaffrey (1916-2006). He now leads a varied and rich musical life in Bloomington, Indiana (USA) as a performer, teacher, author, recording artist, record producer and mastering engineer. Since the early 1970s he has also devoted himself to the traditional fiddle music of his native Midwest and Appalachia, in particular the music of southern Indiana fiddler Joe Dawson (1928-2012). Larsen's books on traditional Irish music, published by Mel Bay Publications, have been highly successful.
From the back Cover: This book/CD set is for... The beginner, novice, and intermediate tin whistle (pennywhistle) player, and everyone who is eager to learn about the nuts and bolts, and the heart and soul of traditional Irish music. With this book/CD set you will... * Learn a clear and compelling new approach to Irish ornamentation. * Discover a simplified system for notating Irish ornamentation. * Hone your ornamentation skills with 119 exercises. * Develop your fingering dexterity and comfort with thorough and careful instruction. * Receive systematic guidance on tin whistle ergonomics (your physical relationship with the instrument) and tone production. * Learn to play in a relaxed way and prevent stress injuries. This is critical information for the absolute beginner and advanced player alike. * Learn to play more eloquently with comprehensive advice on breathing, phrasing, articulation, and practice techniques. * Gain deeper insight into traditional Irish music through an extensive survey of Irish music theory and history. * Own a CD that contains 92 tracks of the author playing all the exercises and examples notated in the book, plus computer software and links to important online resources. * View numerous photographs, diagrams, illustrations, and examples in music notation that illuminate and expand upon the text. * Refer to a detailed fingering chart for tin whistle. * Gain the insight to understand how the great tin whistle players make such beautiful music, and start making some yourself! You may also download (at www.GreyLarsen.com) the following materials that supplement this book: * 38 exercises for developing finger coordination and dexterity, presented in music notation and with explanatory text. * Online Audio of the author playing these 38 exercises. * Complete versions, in music notation, of the Irish tunes that appear in partial form as examples throughout this book. * Sound recordings of the author playing these same tunes, as notated. * Even more Irish tunes at Grey Larsen's Irish Tune Bank. Then, when you're ready to dig deeper, get Grey Larsen's The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle, which: * Continues to explore ornamentation with advanced techniques such as cranns, double-cut rolls, condensed rolls and cranns, single trills, shakes, and more. * Includes still more ornamentation exercises. * Delves into the subject of ornamentation through melodic variation. * Covers Irish flute as well as tin whistle, exploring their vast common ground and contrasting their differences. * Provides essential advice, from Joanie Madden and others, for Boehm-system flute players who want to play their instrument in a traditional Irish style. * Contains far more historical material, including 27 meticulous transcriptions of important flute and whistle players' recordings from 1925-2001, along with analytical commentary and biographical material on each player. * Spans 480 pages, includes Online Audio, and provides more than 150 photographs, diagrams, and illustrations.
Fingering chart for Irish D Tin Whistle, with sheet music and tablatures for two easy songs. These fingerings also apply to Irish flute or Low whistle. Click on the image to display. Download the fingering chart in pdf format below
Tin whistle tabs, sheet music & audio for 5 Irish tunes for Halloween, some spooky and some not so spooky! I play each tune at moderate speed with ornamentation. Scroll to the bottom of the page for download links, including free tin whistle sheet music pdf file. The music is played on a Dixon Trad whistle.
The tin or penny whistle has exactly the same fingering as the Irish flute and they are often the instrument upon which flute players begin their musical adventures. That fact no doubt gave rise to the well-worn Irish traditional music quote penned by an unknown but insightful author...