Title
Irish Tin Whistle Tutor (ed.Conway) (book)
Instrumentation
tin whistle
Publisher
Mel Bay Publications
Grade
1
Product Code
39B21MB95176

Soodlum's Irish Tin Whistle Tutor
Edited by Pat Conway
Published by Mel Bay Publications

Contents:
James Connolly
Spancil Hill
Danny Boy: The Londonderry Air
Cockles and Mussels
The Merry Ploughboy
Boolavogue
The Foggy Dew
Weile Waile
The Old Woman from Wexford
The Dawning of the Day
Roisin Dubh
Oro Se do Bheatha Abhaile
Bheir Me O
Dilin O Domhas
The Irish Washerwoman
The Rocky Road to Dublin
The Rakes of Mallow
The Black Thorn Stick
Father O'Flynn
Fa La La La Leiro
Amazing Grace
Greensleeves
Silent Night
My Grandfather's Clock
Plaisir d'Amour (The Joys of Love
Ould Lang Syne 
My Bonny Lies Over the Ocean
The Drunk Sailor

Tin Whistles are manufactured in different keys but those in the key of C and D are the ones most commonly used. However, it is important to note that the fingering necessary to play any specific tune will be the same regardless of the key in which the whistle is made. 
Although it is much easier to read music in the key of C, as there are no sharps or flats involved, I have arranged the music in this book in the key of D for the following reasons:
1. It is easier to produce good quality tones with little effort
2. It is not necessary to spread your fingers as much as you have to on the C whistle. This is a great advantage to children, as it makes for more relaxed playing
3. A lot of traditional Irish music is played in the key of D.  -- Pat Conway

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