Updated February 10, 2023
This first lesson is designed for beginners with little or no previous experience with pennywhistle playing. No music reading ability is required. A pennywhistle or "tin whistle" are different names for the same instrument.
Ryan patiently teaches a basic scale and several celtic tunes, including a waltz, hornpipe, reel, march, and polka. The basics of fingering and breathing are carefully explained and demonstrated. Tunes are played very slowly and also up to speed. You'll be having fun learning them in no time! Tunes include Maiiri's (Mary's) Wedding, Road to
Boston, Boys of Blue Hill, Gentle Maiden Waltz, Egan's (Peg Ryan's) Polka. 38 minutes. ISBN 978-0-931877-46-9
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Pennywhistle, First Lesson, with Ryan Thomson
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