The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor
Book and CD Set

74 Pages - By L.E. McCullough


    We simply cannot say enough good things about this tutorial - it continues to set the standard for learning to play tinwhistle. L.E. McCullough has been teaching traditional Irish Music on tinwhistle and flute since 1972 - the amount of information that this book covers is amazing. The one thing that it doesn't cover in detail is how to read sheet music. If you're new to reading sheet music, it is recommended that you pick up a tutorial that explains the basics in more detail also ("Fun With the Tinwhistle" or "You Can Teach Yourself Tinwhistle" would be excellent choices).

Even experienced players will gain much from this book/CD set.

The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor


The following topics are covered in detail:

  • Some Remarks on Irish Music

  • Historical Notes on the Tinwhistle

  • Choosing a tinwhistle

  • Holding the Tinwhistle

  • Embouchure

  • Fingering

  • Articulation

  • Ornaments

    - Graces

    • single

    • double

    • triple

    - Triplets

    - Rolls

    • long rolls

    • short rolls

    • crans

    • double rolls

    - Trills

  • Putting It All Together

  • Phrasing & Breath Control

  • Airs

  • The Tunes (over 70 in all)

  • Reels, Jigs, Etc.

  • Notes to the Tunes

  • Discography

 The CD has 91 tracks, and includes instruction and playing examples by L.E. McCullough. It also includes all the tunes from the book.

You will need to have a Whistle in the key of D to make proper use of this book. All the tunes are written in keys that are meant to be played on a D whistle. Take a look at the Whistle Section of our online catalog if you need a D Whistle.


The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor

By L.E. McCullough

Catalog# 349 - Price $17.10


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