Resources for the Irish Flute Player

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Re: Resources for the Irish Flute Player

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Yeah, no problem with picking up tunes wherever you can find them, although for me going to one of my books would be my last recourse.

I've found a mix of notation and sound works fastest for me on a tune with which I'm not familiar. If I just have the dots (on screen or paper) I have to keep playing it over and over until I pick it up by ear from my own playing! But if I rely just on sound, I find I can miss out on some of the tricky little details so readily obvious in the dots. So those sites that have both the notation and the ability to play, even if it's ghastly MIDI voice, are the quick but sure way in.
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Now, onto the question of Internet "radio" programs of Irish music. What do we think newbies might find useful as they find their way into the music?

And why can't I get Ceili House or The Rolling Wave working any more? I see them on my screen, but pressing the big Play button does nothing. I can get some RTÉ items going, but not these. Is it me or them?
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The short answer to your question about RTE is that they still use a form of RealPlayer in the RTE App. You´ll need to ´spoof up´ an IP address inside the Republic. There are some videos on YouTube explaining how to do this sort of content hi-jacking.

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Re: Resources for the Irish Flute Player

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Hi Terry

I used to collect the resources that I personally found useful in my profile page on TheSession. Here is an up-to-date version, hope this helps. As for learning tunes on the flute, the Virtual Guided Session database (http://www.vgsdb.com/) of the online guided (mid-tempo) sessions hosted by Shannon and Matt Heaton and streamed on YouTube every saturday is a very recent great resource.

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Books on Irish music:
- Breandán Breathnach, Folk Music and Dances of Ireland, Ossian Publications, 1971
- Tomás Ó Canainn, Traditional Music in Ireland, Ossian Publications, 1978
- James R. Cowdery, The Melodic Tradition of Ireland, Kent State University Press, 1990

Books on the Irish flute:
- Hammy Hamilton, The Irish Flute Player’s Handbook
- Fintan Vallely, A Complete Guide to Learning the Irish Flute
- Conal Ó Gráda, An Fheadóg Mhór
- Grey Larsen, The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle
- June McCormack, Fliúit

On the web:

- https://clawhammerbanjo.net/the-immutab ... -practice/, The Laws of Branjo - an essential reading on musical learning

- http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/Modes/, Jack Campin’s tutorial on Scales and Modes in Scottish Traditional Music

- https://greylarsen.com/webstore/books/excerpts/, Excerpt on scales and modes in Irish Traditional Music from Grey Larsen's book The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle

- https://shannonheatonmusic.com/instruction/, lost of good things from flute player Shannon Heaton. Shannon and Matt Heaton run a 1h online virtual guided (mid-tempo) session every saturday in streaming on Youtube

- http://www.vgsdb.com/, the Virtual Guided Session database of the sessions, sets and tunes played in the above mentioned Heatons' saturday's online sessions. More than 500 tunes played at a slow or medium pace

- https://www.facebook.com/groups/virtualguidedsession, Facebook group of the Heatons' Virtual Guided Session

- https://wellington.session.nz, website of the Wellington Irish session in New Zealand (tune archive, with slowdowner able to play either the tunes on the website or local audio from your computer)

- https://comhaltas.ie/shop/detail/foinn_ ... _volume_1/, Comhaltas "Foinn Seisiún" Vol. 1 tune collection

- https://comhaltas.ie/shop/detail/foinn_ ... _volume_2/, Comhaltas "Foinn Seisiún" Vol. 2 tune collection

- https://comhaltas.ie/shop/detail/foinn_seisiun_3/, Comhaltas "Foinn Seisiún" Vol. 3 tune collection
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I would think learning from living, skilled players is the only way to go if you want to learn by ear. Midi players and the like will never have it right, they may have notes but they don't have the music. But we're not going to have that discussion.

Possibly the best way is immersion, listen to anything and anything goog and let the tunes soak in. They will come out when you are ready to play them.


Rte Archive's a lot of their programs as podcasts. Never had any problems with playback. Rte TV has a lovely online archive as well. Perhaps a mention of Clare fm's tradmus programmes won't go amiss: clare.fm

The resources at ITMA, sound, notations and what have you.
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