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

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The Wandering Minstrel

Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 1


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: The Bounce. Articulation

Jig

The Dublin Reel

Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 2


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Bounces and Double Rolls

Reel

Martin Wynne's

Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 3


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Melodic Variation

Reel

The Cuckoo's Nest

Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 4


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Bounces, Double Rolls, Trills and Vibrato. Melodic Variation

Hornpipe

O'Carolan's Draft

Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 5


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Vibrato

Planxty

Six Penny Money

Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 6


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Bounces, Cranns and The Back Stitch

Jig

Pat Came Over the Hill

Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 7


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: The Backward Roll, The Open Back Stitch

Hop Jig

The Otter's Holt

Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 8


B Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Melodic Variation

Reel

Humours of Drinagh

Expert Whistle Skills #3: Lesson 9


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation: Cranns, Complex Triplets

Jig

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