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Soodlum's Irish Tin Whistle TutorEdited by Pat ConwayPublished by Mel Bay Publications
Contents:James ConnollySpancil HillDanny Boy: The Londonderry AirCockles and MusselsThe Merry PloughboyBoolavogueThe Foggy DewWeile WaileThe Old Woman from WexfordThe Dawning of the DayRoisin DubhOro Se do Bheatha AbhaileBheir Me ODilin O DomhasThe Irish WasherwomanThe Rocky Road to DublinThe Rakes of MallowThe Black Thorn StickFather O'FlynnFa La La La LeiroAmazing GraceGreensleevesSilent NightMy Grandfather's ClockPlaisir d'Amour (The Joys of LoveOuld Lang Syne My Bonny Lies Over the OceanThe 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 effort2. 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 playing3. A lot of traditional Irish music is played in the key of D. -- Pat Conway