Wednesday, December 19, 2007

For those who doubted...

Yes, I teach a REAL course at Fordham. Here's the proof!

11 comments:

briscolo said...

how can you manage all of that people?
How can you understand who's doing good and who is doing bad?

What the hell!
:-)

Ryan Duns, SJ said...

I have very good ears! I watch very carefully and I make them play over and over again....so it doesn't take me long to ascertain their levels.

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Gary Bisaga (aka fool4jesus) said...

Brother Ryan -
Thanks so much for making these lessons available. I recently picked up the tinwhistle after suffering some painful wrist problems caused by not realizing I'm too old to play a contact football game. I bought myself an Irish Bouzouki for Christmas, and now I can't even play it without pain ... :-(

I look forward to seeing more stuff from you. I especially would like to hear you play all of the songs you have shown here (e.g. Rattling Bog, The Foggy Dew) if you get a chance some time.

Regina said...

I went to Fordham years ago and would have loved this class! I'm enjoying your online lessons very much indeed!

oopyfish said...

Dear Brother Ryan
How I enjoyed you post on your December blog. I taught penny whistle and recorder in Michigan for 25 years in our public schools. The younger children ages 6 and up loved the concept of all the different colors and styles they could pick from every day then came music. I just pray to God that my time with them gave them the wings to fly a little higher with a little more interest in life.

We started just after Christmas with the first graders it was a task to say the least with 970 students. If they are learning to read in the first grade then they can start to learn music in the first grade. I just ordered a low whistle and can't wait to start it. I hope that God gives you the calmness and drive to finish his work. Music is the piller that supports our lives, it is the thread that binds the body to the soul and we sure need more web sites like this. My God and the Blessid Virgin Mary bless you for what you do. From one music teacher to another. Jim Forbes

Paul said...

Hello Ryan

Loved the video. I've been playing just about a month now.
What is the name of this tune. I would love to learn it!

Paul

Anonymous said...

Fr Ryan, thank you so much for posting all the lessons on Youtube. This has been such a blessing to me. I have only been playing the pennywhistle for one week, but am really happy with my progress. I got inspired after listening to some Celtic modern worship music by Robin Mark. Continue you good work and please upload more hymns on Youtube. God bless, Winston

OLENTZEROMAITEA said...

Where I can get the marches or notes of this song?

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chris weeks said...

Dear Father Ryan, i've been following your website tuition for a while,and i've now just have the finishing touches to the Rattling Bog,i learnt this from The OAIM...But hve got alot of your tunes downloaded...My late mum and nan were from Dublin,and now at 57, i decided to learn to play the Feadog...my daughter likes me learning something diffrent as do my other daughter and son,now all in there twenties...My wife sends me to the other room,but hey i love now learning the Feadog...And i aim to get better,yours Chris Weeks Blackheath,London England