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Thread #54546 Message #845808
Posted By: Mark Cohen
12-Dec-02 - 04:51 AM
Thread Name: pennywhistles for dummies
Subject: RE: pennywhistles for dummies
Since I've been learning to accompany Irish music on guitar, I thought I'd go back and try once more to learn the whistle. I used to play clarinet long long ago and have played recorder occasionally, so I know the basics, and now it's just a matter of, uh, yes....PRACTICE! Which I don't really have time for now, and I'll have to live with that. I used to have a Generation D, but the only one I could find here in Honolulu is a Feadog (sorry, still can't do fadas). Seems OK to me, but I'm not a good enough whistler to know for sure. When I run into someone who is, I'll ask.
By the way, the book I have is "The Complete Irish Tinwhistle Tutor", by L.E. McCullough, who used to be in Devilish Merry along with my old friend Larry Edelman (who is now in Denver, if anyone is remotely interested). The last time I looked at the book it seemed OK but not particularly user-friendly. I'm interested in seeing Robin Williamson's book, if it's still in print.