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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:13 am 
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It has been much discussed and much anticipated but it's here at last. I am just back from the official launch.

It's a tutor in three volumes but I only saw two available so it's either a work in progress or I overlooked a part. .

Clearly laid out tunes, presented in ABC and staff notation, with a few notes and breathing marks. Plus a bunch accompanying CDs.

So there you have it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:38 am 
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Good news!
Thanks Mr Gumby.

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I sure hope it's not the same old tunes. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:01 pm 
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hehe. It wasn't.

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Thanks for the heads-up Gumby, for more details on the tutor pack Click here to visit Mary Bergin's website


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Mr.Gumby wrote:
hehe. It wasn't.
Ah Surely! Good news for certain, Mr. Gumby.

There is already a used one on Amazon for $352. I wonder how that works? :o

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Thanks for letting us know. Any info about cost?... besides Amazon.


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I've contacted Mary Bergin by e-mail regarding the costs and availability, hopefully news will arrive soon.


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Yes, where are they available to buy? And does the music show ornamentation as well as merely breathing spaces?


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Does it start at beginner level or somewhere more advanced?

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Brus wrote:
Does it start at beginner level or somewhere more advanced?
That information has been shared on the web page referenced above.
http://maryberginwhistle.com/tutor.html

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. Any info about cost?.


I didn't ask her to be honest, there was a load of books and CDs being launched, first the discount sale of new stuff, then the official launches. It was an extremely lovely day, too lovely to spend much time indoors at a reception. So it was a quick look around, shake a few hands, have a few chats and out the door before the official stuff started.

I only had a quick leaf-through one of the volumes, didn't ask her for a price. I'll have a closer look later in the week and get back about it.

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Feadoggie wrote:
I sure hope it's not the same old tunes. :)
LOL ! (all makes sense now! )


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Had a closer look at the tutorial just now. The selection of tunes is one of tunes wellknown but not done to death. Tunes anyone would know to hear anyway. The books have a metal ring binding that lets them lie flat during practice (or easy to place on a music stand if so desired). Pages are plasticky so you can whistle over them and wipe any moisture that drops from the whistle away easily. Lay-out is very clear and the music is explained in great detail.

I still only saw Vols 1 and 2 the first comes with two CDs the second with three. They were selling at €50 and €65 respectively.

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Interesting! How does she show ornamentation etc? According to her web-site "the music is written both in staff notation and in a form of ABC notation devised by me to illustrate the ‘internal’ rhythm and the ornamentation," but I don't know what that means or looks like.

Second, I'm wondering what she covers in each of the first two volumes. Would someone who's played for a year or two need to buy the first book? They're by no means inexpensive . . . even if it is Mary Bergin.


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