Expert Whistle Skills #1

The aim of this course is to discover and enhance the learner's own playing style, and to increase their confidence through learning and incorporating a wide range of ornaments, variations and other advanced stylistic features such as crans, trills, slides, and tonguing in their playing. The learner will discover new ways of adding texture and colour to a carefully selected repertoire of challenging jigs, slip jigs, reels, and hornpipes which are learnt by ear (transcriptions are also provided) Importantly, the learner is given the tools to transfer these newly acquired skills to tunes which they already have in their repertoire.


Lessons

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

The reel 'The Baltimore Salute' in the key of G will be taught, with particular [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 2
Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 2

The hornpipe, 'The Blackbird' will be taught in this lesson. Trills, slides and [.. Read More]

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

In this lesson the jig, "An Sean Duine" will be taught. Thomas's study of bounce [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 4
Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 4

This lesson will teach the reel, "The Moneymusk". The followings techniques - sh [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 5
Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 5

"The New Policeman" is the tune featured in this lesson. The study of trills, v [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 6
Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 6

In this lesson the jig, "Garret Barry's" will be taught. Cranns and ornaments of [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 7
Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 7

The reel "The West Clare Reel" will be taught in this lesson and the study of cr [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 8
Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 8

In this lesson the jig "Whelan's Jig" will be taught. Rolls and their ability to [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 9
Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 9

This lesson will teach the hornpipe "Kit O'Mahony's". This tune is in the key of [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 10
Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 10

This lesson will teach the reel, "The Swallow's Tail". It provides an in-depth s [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 11
Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 11

The slip jig, "Give Us a Drink of Water" will be the focus of this class. This t [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 12
Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 12

In this lesson the barn dance "Vincent Broderick's" will be taught. This tune is [.. Read More]

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Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 13
Expert Whistle Skills #1: Lesson 13

This lesson will teach the reel, "The Crock of Gold". Melodic variation will be [.. Read More]

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