Mel Bay First Lessons Tin Whistle (Book + Online

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The tin whistle has an alluring voice — yearning, melancholy, joyous, playful — both youthful and ancient. Its music can sound like wind, birdsong, flowing water. With this book, you can learn to make beautiful whistle music:
  • even if you’ve never played a musical instrument
  • even if you don’t read music
  • no matter how young or old you are
  • First Lessons® Tin Whistle is for beginners and for those who have tried to play the whistle (also known as a pennywhistle) but need more help. This book leaves no stone unturned, offering valuable insights and detailed instruction you won’t find anywhere else — expert guidance that will smooth your way and steer you clear of the pitfalls newcomers often encounter. In addition to music notation, this book offers two highly accessible alternatives:
  • A much-improved tablature system
  • Suit Code — a new and inventive fingering shorthand using the suits of the deck of cards
  • With this book you’ll get:
  • Access to audio and video downloads
  • 23 tunes from Irish, Scottish, Northumbrian, Welsh, English, Breton and African American traditions, along with melodies from Beethoven and Dvorák
  • An introduction to Irish tin whistle ornamentation
  • Grey Larsen is a master musician who performs and teaches internationally. He has played the whistle since the 1970’s and has written nine books, including the best-seller The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle. The author recommends using a tin whistle in the key of D with this book.
Model Number 30043M
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