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Whistle Instruction

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Folks, this is a reference list for instructional resources. It is an experiment, and here by member request. For the time being we are including together both print (books and online written sources) and live/recorded resources (online videos, DVDs and real-time online instruction); whether Admin divides the categories at a future time will depend on how the thread grows. In this Forum the resources are expected to be primarily of use to whistlers.

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▪ Acceptable: "Chiff Fipplesford. Teaches whistle, flute and tuba online. Payment on a sliding scale; email for details and hours. He helped me when I just couldn't stop my second octave notes from screeching."
▪ Unacceptable: "Try Chiff Fipplesford. Teaches whistle, flute and tuba online. He's great."

▪ Acceptable: "Whistle, Flute and Tuba by Chiff Fipplesford. Three editions, but the second is out of print."
▪ Acceptable: "Whistle, Flute and Tuba by Chiff Fipplesford. Three editions, but the second is out of print. I found the first to be particularly helpful in developing my understanding of the fundamentals of whistle ornamentation."
▪ Unacceptable: "Whistle, Flute and Tuba by Chiff Fipplesford. Long a gold standard among instructional books."

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OK, here's a start from some recent posts. I haven't utilized any of these but they were mentioned by members here.
ChrisLaughlin wrote:If you want to play in an authentic Irish traditional style, then your best bet is to learn from the Online Academy of Irish Music - https://www.oaim.ie/
ChrisLaughlin wrote:And if you insist on learning from a book, then the best option is Mary Bergin - http://maryberginwhistle.com/tutor.html
ancientfifer wrote:Weighing in on Blayne Chastain’s online lessons. I’ve been using them periodically since he started the site 8 or 9 years ago. A number of things I like about the site: Blayne is a highly qualified teacher with Masters in IrIsh Trad Flute from U. Of Limerick. He’s also a videographer and filmmaker and experienced in sound production so the lessons are developed and presented consistently with high quality production, are well organized and easy to use.

I started playing the whistle in 1972, then flute, and I still find value in re-visiting the Intermedite Lessons to focus on various aspects of technique, vibrato, phrasing, articulation. Blayne is a technician of ornamentation in his playing so it’s great practice for helping refine those basic and advanced skills. The lesson library is expansive and I occasionally visit to pick up a new tune or play along with the guitar backing (available on many lessons), which can be isolated, so I can work on variations and improv in a tune with backing. The tracks can be downloaded as MP3 files and played through slow-downer app. also. For learning a new tune, the lessons provide phrase by phrase ear learning or PDF sheet music. I use both and appreciate having the dots for reference later after learning by ear. https://www.blaynechastain.com/i-teach/
Brother Steve's Tin-Whistle Page https://www.rogermillington.com/siamsa/brosteve/ has received mentions in the past and is a free Internet resource.
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TradLessons.com - Michael Eskin - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/tradlesson ... radlessons
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Ryan Duns - Beginner Lesson Tutorial - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 38B53CC6D4
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Matt & Shannon Heaton - audio tunes downloadable
http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOT ... ve&cat=all
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Book: 50 Simple Tunes for the Whistle by The Armagh Piper's Club (shows staff notation & numbers for fingering, CD included) - various other books and aids available.

http://armaghpipers.com/
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Irish Folk Songs by Martin Dardis - website has tin whistle tunes and songbook. Also guitar chords.

https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/
https://www.irish-folk-songs.com/tin-wh ... HJJA3dFyUk
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YouTube by CutiePie - using whistle fingering tabs & video for learning process. Many alternative music types, movies, gaming, anthems, etc. and traditional music.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3UojW ... 1TZRU8oC-Q

Sample fingering tabs and video
https://www.facebook.com/WhistleTNT/pho ... =3&theater

Facebook users can see Tin Whistle Tunes & Tabs with weekly uploads.
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Scottish-style beginner whistle lessons from Feis Rois:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... C2D9BBFB64
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Books with audio by Grey Larsen:
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Brus wrote:Scottish-style beginner whistle lessons from Feis Rois:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... C2D9BBFB64
... and thread of commentary on these lessons: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=97869. Unfortunately, the summary of lesson topics is no longer on the Fèis Rois website.
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Whistle Tutor Books:
Traditional Irish Tin Whistle Tutor - Geraldine Cotter https://www.ossianusa.com/search?q=Gera ... stle+Tutor

The Complete Irish Tin Whistle Tutor - L.E. McCullough https://www.ossianusa.com/products/01098-bkcd

Claire McKenna COMPLETE GUIDE TO LEARNING THE IRISH TIN WHISTLE
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Ceol Tracks - Denis O'Toole - tutorial books & CDs

https://ceoltracks.com/

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