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 Post subject: Websites for learning to play the whistle
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:31 pm 
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Our very own Mark has a super site with resources for teachers and learners.
http://www.geocities.com/whistleandsqueak/

http://www.whistlethis.com/index.php?co ... NtVnVkQT09

http://www.rogermillington.com/siamsa/brosteve/


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I've been doing a few lessons from Whistle University at Whistle This! although at this point I can play the tune much better on my soprano recorder than on my Sweetone D whistle. On the whistle it sounds very windy/breathy. Also the lessons go a bit fast for me--- adding too many notes at once.

I'm thinking of doing the Whistle University lessons on my recorder and working through the first lessons of my "Enjoy Your Recorder" book on the whistle, just to learn the fingerings. At which point I may go through the Whistle University lessons with an actual whistle.

One might try the recorder lessons from Dolmetsch Online using the whistle--- ignoring the recorder fingerings of course. The soprano/descant recorder and the D whistle are pretty similar in range I believe.

Whistle University (lessons by Father Ryan Duns, SJ)
http://www.whistlethis.com/index.php?co ... FXNTBjbTg9

Dolmetsch Online
http://www.dolmetsch.com/method.htm

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Father Ryan Duns SJ also has some up on YouTube.


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Another online tutorial I've found and enjoyed is Nigel Gatherer's website. It leans heavily to Scottish whistle music, but a great mix on how-to's and music.


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Anybuddy know of a web sight that talks about reels and improv?


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Thanks Judy I didn't have that one.

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whistlenut wrote:
Anybuddy know of a web sight that talks about reels and improv?


Josh, I'm not sure any of the tutorial sites discuss improv. Adrian and Connie have discussed it here more than any other place I've seen online. Most of the other sites should cover reels, just not improvised versions. Brother Steve's might have one of the best discussion on reels, but he is very strictly into ITM and only advocates the traditional playing .... no improv.


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Judy K wrote:
whistlenut wrote:
Anybuddy know of a web sight that talks about reels and improv?


Josh, I'm not sure any of the tutorial sites discuss improv. Adrian and Connie have discussed it here more than any other place I've seen online. Most of the other sites should cover reels, just not improvised versions. Brother Steve's might have one of the best discussion on reels, but he is very strictly into ITM and only advocates the traditional playing .... no improv.


The best way to learn how to improv Irish music... is to play Irish music. If you play it enough, the style will come naturally to you. At least that's waht I've experienced (to a point, haha).

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Are you actually talking about variations (melody note changes to "fool the ear") rather than improv (changes in melody that follows chord changes such as in blues/jazz)?

If so, I first learned how to do variations with L.E. McCullough's book, The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor.

Lots of listening to ITM rounded out what I have learned so far.


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In my experience, not too big a step from variations to improvisation - although variations usually take more discipline on my part. Vary enough notes in a melody, and it becomes improv.

Years ago, when I studied 'classical' saxophone, (if that's not an oxymoron,) I learned to improvise in Baroque pieces, and was imparted the understanding that musicians of that time period often played variations/improvisation over the rather standard chord structures.


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Sorry, I should have made myself more clear. I just ment those things as separate topics. I tried the Clark Hand book cd for reels, but he plays at too far an advanced levil for me to figure out what ornaments he was using by ear.


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whistlenut wrote:
Sorry, I should have made myself more clear. I just ment those things as separate topics. I tried the Clark Hand book cd for reels, but he plays at too far an advanced levil for me to figure out what ornaments he was using by ear.


Josh
I think the best thing is to practice the the cut, the tap, the long roll, the short roll and the crann until you ear knows them very very well. The Clark CD has good tracks with them played slowly for learning. Once your ear is trained I think you will be able to figure out the ornaments used on the rest of the CD. This CD recordings are quite consistent and stick to the basic ornaments that I listed above.

I think several of us have the Clark book and CD so if you have specific questions about tunes you could ask them here and someone will be able to help you. Good luck!

Adrian


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