How to hold, fingerings, breathing, a few tunes and dittys, read diagrams, practicing technique, self evaluation ... Everything a beginner needs
No Music Theory or ability to read music needed
A "D" Tin Whistle
Would you love to pick up a whistle and play a little tune here and there? How about joining other musicians on St. Patricks Day?
This class will teach you everything you need to know to become a fully function, independent tin whistler up to a solid Beginners level. It's 1 hour and 30 minutes of video but your practice time will take a few times as long to begin to become a Tin Whistle player.
The class is designed to teach you as quickly as possible and helps you avoid the bad habits that trip up many others learning this simple and inexpensive instrument. You will be given exact instructions on what to practice and critically, how to evaluate yourself so you know when you are ready to move on the the next lessons.
Importantly, there is no need to know how to read music, no theory and very little terminology, it's mostly just descriptions and demonstrations on how to learn the "whistle".
The class is taught by Ray Hogan, a plain spoken, 30 year plus Tin Whistler who also happens to have significant teaching experience ... both teaching the whistle to kids and adults in person for Irish Cultural Organizations, as well as teaching other skills. "Doing is paramount to learning" is a core belief of Ray's.
You will learn:
How to hold the whistle
How to blow into the instrument
The core set of notes (fingerings) covering 99% of all Irish music
How and what exactly to practice and how to know when you are ready to move to the next lesson
How to read the diagrams so you can learn tunes by yourself
4 Irish Tunes
When and How to take breaths while playing
And more related to becoming a Tin Whistle player.
Please choose my class to begin your Tin Whistling adventure.
Who this course is for:
Anyone looking to learn a simple wind instrument as quickly as possible.
People interested in Irish music or culture
16 sections • 40 lectures • 1h 27m total length
What to Expect ?
Why Tin Whistle and Why This Course?
What You Will Learn.
What You Need to Succeed
Basic Idea of Playing the Tin Whistle
How to Hold the Whistle
A Bit About Breathing While Playing
Covering The Holes - !! Crucial !!
How to Practice for Maximum Speed of Learning
Practicing the Top 4 Notes
The Bottom Hand ... the next 3 notes
Practicing the Bottom 3 Notes
Stop for a Spot Check on your essential skills needed to succeed.
Ray started playing Tin Whistle over 30 years ago. He has taught Tin Whistle to dozens of people for Irish Cultural organizations. He has performed at New York City Irish Pubs and with pickup groups throughout the greater New Jersey area. His teaching style is simple, can-do, and encouraging. Ray believes that doing what you are learning is when the real learning happens, until then, it's all just theory.