Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Jesuit's Introduction to the Tin Whistle: The Wild Rover

As promised, I'm uploading my first new teaching video. Below I've typed out the letters. Please be aware: Bold Face Notes mean that you blow harder. Also, I'll indicate at the beginning whether the C is played with two fingers (0xx000 or C-natural) or if it is played with all fingers off (000 000 or C-sharp). All of the F notes, unless otherwise indicated, are F-Sharp.






The Wild Rover (C's in this tune are C-natural, so 0xx 000)

G-G-A-G-E-D

B-B-A-B-C

BCD B-D-C-A-F-D-B-A-G

G-G-A-G-E-D

B-B-A-B-C

B-C-D-B-D-C-A-F-D-B-A-G

Chorus

F-G-A A F-D

B-B-B-A-B-C

BCD B-G-F-E

E-D-B-A-G

8 comments:

Pieper said...

THANKYOU SOOOO MUCH!


that did help alot! i will start practicing it! the wife may not like it but oh well haha


My Cousin and I have started an Irish Folk Band and we have both taken up whistle to fill in when the other is singing

Cheers
Ryan

Anonymous said...

thanks very much i just started today and is helping so much, me an guinness whistle thank you so much.

cheers
steven

Kitz said...

Tin Whistle is such a wonderful musical instrument!

I'm Kitz. I'm from Philippines. My french friend gave me this Tin Whistle but before I don't really know how to play this, it was one year ago.

And a little funny, I don't know too that it is called Tin Whistle, I thought it was some kind of Flute or Pipe, I just finally knew it from you Brother Ryan.

I am a Catholic, and me too I would like to enter a religious life.

And then if I master to play Tin Whistle, I will also teach others.

Thank you for this wonderful lesson... I really learn a lot!


Thank you very much Brother Ryan,

In Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph,

Kitz N. Wilson

LadyDunadan said...

Thank you for making the music so accessible! This is just what I needed, to feel like I could actually learn an instrument. I'm so happy I found your site!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much Ryan

Bought the tin whistle you recommend and have done first lesson!

Wanting to play this tune now !!!!!

M

chris weeks said...

Wow Ryan these video's are just brilliant...My late Nan was from Dublin,as her parents,my late mum was brought up in London,but remains Irish...Sadly no longer with us...So i've been brought up on Tin Whistle Music,and The Dubliners...I really love the old song's/Tunes...My mate went to Ireland recently,and was kind enough to get me a Whistle,and i'm determined to play it,my wife say's oh no not agian,i've seen afew tuitions on youtube,but your's are the best by far...I intend to follow them in detail...I'm glad i found them...Many thanks Ryan...Yours Chris Weeks,London England"Nollaig Shona Duit" to yourself(Happy Pat's Day)....

Anonymous said...

Nollaig Shona means Merry Christmas lol

Anonymous said...

Thanks Father Rhan

You're a generous man!