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.