The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle

The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle

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For the beginner to the highly advanced player of Irish flute, tin whistle, or Boehm-system flute. Features a simple and penetrating new approach to understanding and notating ornamentation that goes beyond any previous method, exploring ornamentation techniques never described in print before. Also includes adaptations for Boehm-system flute players, guidance on breathing and phrasing, 49 ornamentation exercises, history and theory of traditional Irish flute and whistle music, and 27 meticulous transcriptions of recordings by these important Irish flute and tin whistle players: John McKenna, Tom Morrison, William Cummins, SAcamus Ennis, Willie Clancy, Paddy Taylor, Paddy Carty, Grey Larsen, Josie McDermott, Matt Molloy, Cathal McConnell, Mary Bergin, Donncha A“ Briain (Denis O'Brien), Desi Wilkinson, Breda Smyth, SeAin Ryan, Conal A“ GrAida, Micho Russel, Joanie Madden, Kevin Crawford, Catherine McEvoy, and Seamus Egan. for those who don't read music, almost all the exercises, examples and tunes appear on the two companion CDs. Grey has, through his research, patience, and diligence, completed a work on Irish flute and tin whistle that I feel is essential reading for anybody interested in getting it right. - Matt Molloy, Irish Flute player with the Chieftains.Look in a mirror and take in the entire picture of your upper body with the flute. RESTING ... The thumb also supplies a tiny but necessary amount of opposing force to T1, T2, and T3, making it much easier for them to seal their holes securely.

Title:The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle
Author:Grey Larsen
Publisher:Mel Bay Publications - 2011-03-11


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