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Author:  Nanohedron [ Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Whistle Instruction

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.

Anything posted here is by member recommendation only, and is not to be taken as an endorsement by C&F Admin.

Entries will be provided by you, the membership, and it is up to you to keep the list up-to-date. Individually, you may post regardless of whether you yourself are providing the instruction, or are posting on someone's behalf. If you are re-posting for material that is already on the list, it must be an update, and be marked as such; otherwise, contact a Mod to update the original. If it is not an update, as it comes to our attention we will delete it.

This is a list only, so please keep it on-topic and confine your posts to references and links, with only such additional information as is helpful or necessary; the less, the better. Recommendation by the poster is already assumed by the very existence of the listing, so further promotion and judgments are redundant, although personal experiences may be fine. Rough examples:

▪ Acceptable: "Chiff Fipplesford. Teaches whistle, flute and tuba online. Payment on a sliding scale; email for details and hours."
▪ 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."

In unacceptable cases we'll leave the listing, but snip its promotional talk.

As mentioned, this thread will only be a listing foremost, so if you wish to ask questions, editorialize at length or offer in-depth testimonials about a resource, this is not the place for it; such will be regarded as off-topic intrusions, and will be deleted. Instead, start a separate thread in the Forum, or send a PM to those you think will be able to benefit or help. Remember that no listing will suit everyone's needs and goals, but if you think a listing is utterly unqualified and should not be here, contact the Mods and we'll sort it out.

Happy whistling.

Author:  Steve Bliven [ Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

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/
Quote:
Brother Steve's Tin-Whistle Page https://www.rogermillington.com/siamsa/brosteve/ has received mentions in the past and is a free Internet resource.

Author:  ytliek [ Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

TradLessons.com - Michael Eskin - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/tradlesson ... radlessons

Author:  ytliek [ Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

Ryan Duns - Beginner Lesson Tutorial - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 38B53CC6D4

Author:  ytliek [ Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

TradSchool - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/tradschool/videos

Info on books available
https://www.youtube.com/user/tradschool/featured

Author:  ytliek [ Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

Matt & Shannon Heaton - audio tunes downloadable
http://www.mattandshannonheaton.com/TOT ... ve&cat=all

Author:  ytliek [ Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

WhistleTutor - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqD7l ... YWtyhRx8vg

Author:  ytliek [ Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

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/

Author:  ytliek [ Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

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

Author:  ytliek [ Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

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.

Author:  Brus [ Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

Scottish-style beginner whistle lessons from Feis Rois:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... C2D9BBFB64

Author:  JackJ [ Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:45 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

Books with audio by Grey Larsen:


Author:  Tunborough [ Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

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: http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=97869. Unfortunately, the summary of lesson topics is no longer on the Fèis Rois website.

Author:  ytliek [ Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

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

Author:  ytliek [ Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Whistle Instruction

Ceol Tracks - Denis O'Toole - tutorial books & CDs

https://ceoltracks.com/

use coupon code:

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Code to use when you order for discount.

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