Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes

Due to popular demand, Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes has been created as a companion and follow-on course to our most popular course here on OAIM: Tin Whistle Basics. Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes consists of 15 easy and popular Irish Session tunes, 8 reels and 7 jigs, that you can easily master with little effort under the expert guidance of master whistler, Kirsten Allstaff.
 
If you’ve taken Tin Whistle Basics then you already have the building blocks that will be further explored in this course. In lieu of introducing new techniques, the course was designed to help you master existing skills all the while learning new tunes to add to your repertoire. So, you get to simultaneously build your skill while building your repertoire.
 
The techniques recapped in this course include: cuts, taps, slides, the breath, articulation and rolls. Technique studies are kept simple and basic. Most of the lessons feature a technical exercise designed to optimise the learning of specific scale patterns, ornamentations and articulation methods.  When these techniques are practised regularly and at consistent tempo, they contribute to building finger dexterity, the mark of tin whistle mastery. 
 
A bonus feature of this course is that we have backing tracks for the vast majority of the tunes covered. So rather than just playing them on your own, when you’re ready you can play along with quality guitar or piano accompaniment tracks at the speed you are comfortable with and/or with another melody instrument if you so choose.
 
By the end of the course you will have doubled your repertoire and gained great confidence in your playing, enabling you to head out to a live session with some great tunes under your belt.

Lessons

The Kesh Jig

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 1


G Major | Level 1 | Melody

The G Roll

Jig

The Galway Rambler

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 2


G Major | Level 1 | Melody

Rolls on G and A

Reel

The Rose in the Heather

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 3


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Rolls on F and G Breathing

Jig

The Green Mountain

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 4


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Rolls on F and A. Replacing Rolls with Melody Notes

Reel

The Connacht Mans Rambles

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 5


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Articulation: Cuts, Taps and Tongue

Jig

Geese in the Bog

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 6


C Major | Level 1 | Melody

Articulation

Jig

John McHugh's

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 7


G Major | Level 1 | Melody

Articulation: Creating Emphasis in Jig Rhythm

Jig

Rolling in the Ryegrass

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 8


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Articulation: Creating Emphasis in Reel Rhythm

Reel

The Tulla Reel

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 9


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Rolls on F and E

Reel

Drowsy Maggie

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 10


E Minor | Level 1 | Melody

Rolls on E

Reel

Fig for A Kiss

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 11


E Minor | Level 1 | Melody

Slides and Cuts

Slip Jig

The Mist Covered Mountain

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 12


A Minor | Level 1 | Melody

Left Hand Dexterity Rolls on G

Jig

The lilting Banshee

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 13


A Minor | Level 1 | Melody

Left Hand Dexterity

Jig

The Silver Spear

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 14


D Major | Level 1 | Melody

Phrasing / Breathing

Reel

The Ashplant

Easy Tin Whistle Session Tunes: Lesson 15


E Minor | Level 1 | Melody

Rolls on B and E

Reel

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