Congratulations to Grey Larsen for creating a classic study and guide to playing the Irish flute and tin whistle. This is the essential guide, and a perfectly crafted book of instruction for learning the instruments. The large paperback comes with two play-along CDs.
Grey Larsen is a fine writer and performer, and his love for Irish flute and tin whistle is readily seen and felt in this fine book. The table of contents contains the preface and introduction.
The book is divided into eight sections. Each section is detailed, indepth, and there are numerous excellent illustrations and photographs. Section 1 covers first matters necessary to beginning the study of the instruments. Section 2 covers the instruments and how to hold them properly. Section 3 covers ornamentation and section 4 covers phrasing, articulation, and use of the breath. Other sections contain tunes and 49 studies for ornamentation practice.
Section 8 contains transcribed material, and is a reference guide that is one of the most complete available anywhere. Bibliography and discography is also detailed, and fingering charts are covered.
This is a classic in the making, a fine, wonderful and essential guide to the Irish flute and tin whistle. Highly recommended.
This is a must-have reference for the home music library, a book to savor and enjoy often! This is the perfect essential guide to Irish flute and tin whistle.A classic book of instruction, this is the essential guide to learning Irish flute and tin whistle. A fine learning experience for the jazz performer! It comes with two play-along CDs.