Tin Whistle Foundations

The course 'Tin Whistle Foundations' is a continuation from Kirsten's last course 'Whistle Basics'. In it she explores simple tin- whistle embellishments such as the cut, tap, roll and the slide. Emphasis is placed on breathing, phrasing, variation and rhythm throughout the thirteen taught tunes. Jigs, Slides, Reels, Hornpipes, Barndances and an O'Carolan composition are all featured. In the videos, Kirsten teaches each tune slowly, phrase by phrase and recommends that students learn with her this way, by ear. The sheet notation for each tune is also included as a learning supplement for the tutorials. By the end of the course the player will be more comfortable playing ornamentation on the whistle, will have a broader repertoire and a better knowledge or Irish music and will be ready to explore more advanced tunes and tin-whistle techniques.

Lessons

free Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 1
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 1

This is the first introductory lesson of the course 'Whistle Foundations'. Kirst [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 2
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 2

In this lesson the Reel in E minor 'The Cat that Ate the Candle' will be taught. [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 3
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 3

The Slide 'The North Road to Tralee' is the tune taught in this lesson. This tun [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 4
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 4

In this lesson the tune 'The Toormore Slide' will be taught in the key of B mino [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 5
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 5

In this lesson 'The Burren Reel' in D Major will be taught. The use of triplets [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 6
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 6

'The Fairy Slip Jig' is the tune taught in this lesson. It is in the key of D ma [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 7
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 7

In this lesson the Barndance 'Dances at Kinvarra' will be taught in the key of G [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson  8
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 8

In this lesson, Aggie Whyte's Reel in G Major will be taught. Kirsten will conti [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson  9
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 9

Kirsten will teach a simple Slip Jig in G major called 'Tam in Arrears' in this [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 10
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 10

In this lesson, the well known reel 'The Maid Behind the Bar' will be taught. It [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 11
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 11

Kirsten will teach 'Johnny O'Leary's Horpipe (Eminor) in this lesson. She will f [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 12
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 12

Kirsten will teach an O'Carolan composition in this lesson. The tune is called ' [.. Read More]

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Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 13
Tin Whistle Foundations Lesson 13

In this lesson, the Jig Tobin's Favorite, in the key of D major will be taught. [.. Read More]

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