Expert Whistle Skills #3

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.


Lessons

free Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 1
Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 1

After teaching this tune slowly, phrase by phrase, Mikie focuses on the ornament [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 2
Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 2

This lesson will teach "The Dublin Reel". Mikie will continue his teaching of th [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 3
Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 3

The tune "Martin Wynne's Reel" will be taught in this lesson. Mike focuses on v [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 4
Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 4

This lesson will teach the hornpipe "The Cuckoo's Nest" in G major. Mikie will c [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 5
Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 5

"O'Carolan's Draft" is the tune featured in this lesson. Different methods of a [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 6
Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 6

The jig "Six Penny Money" is a tune Mikie learnt from the playing of Seamus Enni [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 7
Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 7

This lesson will teach the single jig "When Pat Came Over the Hill" in the key o [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 8
Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 8

This lesson will teach the reel "The Otter's Holt". Mike focuses on variation i [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 9
Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 9

In this lesson the tune "The Humours of Drinagh". Mikie continues his study of o [.. Read More]

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