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Tin Whistle - Brian Finnegan

Brian Finnegan, this tin whistle tutorial caters for all levels, from the absolute beginner to the advanced player. A performance piece and interview are included.

In the beginners' section Brian demonstrates the basic skills of whistle playing using easy, slow-paced airs and polkas. Jigs and reels are then introduced and ornaments are added gradually. The individual parts of these tunes are demonstrated on video at a slow pace and the full tune is subsequently demonstrated at a medium pace so that you can play along.

- 17 Beginners' Tunes
- Reading Music
- Precise Musical Notation
- The Notes and Scales
- Easy Airs
- Beginners Jigs and Reels
- Minor Keys
- Sliding Techniques
- Triplets and Tongued
- Triplets Cuts, Taps and Rolls
- Jigs and Reels with Ornaments

The advanced section features jigs and reels that are more highly ornamented and melodically complex. Other tune types-Polkas, Slides and Hornpipes- are also explained. Brian demonstrates some more ornamentation and, techniques unique to his own playing in this section.

Topics Covered:
- 15 Advanced Jigs and Reels
- 4 Polkas and Slides
- 3 Hornpipes
- Breath Control Techniques
- Short Rolls and Crans Flutters and Hand Slides
- The Scale of A Major

MadForTrad & TIM
These tutorials are brought to you by Trad Irish Music in cooperation with Mad For Trad.