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Whistler's Pocket Companion

By Dona Gilliam and Mizzy McCaskill

Tin Whistle - Multiple Levels
Composed by Dona Gilliam and Mizzy McCaskill. Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. All Styles. Book/CD Set. 128 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.93820BCD).

Item Number: MB.93820BCD

ISBN 9780786654840. 9 x 5.5 inches.

The most comprehensive tinwhistle tutor available! Contains over 150 delightful tunes in a colorful variety of music styles. Classical, folk, and Irish melodies are presented with guitar chords shown. The carefully sequenced pedagogy guides the player through note reading while introducing the full range of the instruments. Ensemble music is also introduced. Also works well for fife or flute. Key of D. The companion CD includes selected pieces and exercises performed with guitar accompaniment in stereo.

  • Cuckoo's Nest 
  • Fire On The Mountain 
  • God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen 
  • Jelly Roll Blues 
  • Maggie's Melange 
  • Riddle Song 
  • The Belles Of Clonallan 
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • Yankee Doodle  Performed by Steele
  • Auld Lang Syne  
  • Barbara Allen 
  • Battle Hymn Of The Republic 
  • Devil's Dream 
  • Good King Wenceslas 
  • Guilderoy 
  • Simple Gifts 
  • The Idle Road  Performed by Cronin
  • The Sailor's Hornpipe 
  • Kenderbeck's Quick Step 
  • The Green Linnet 
  • The Tenpenny Bit 
  • Virginia Reel 
  • Granny Will Your Dog Bite 
  • Scarborough Fair 
  • The Humors Of Whiskey 
  • A Tune For The Canary 
  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Cockles And Mussels 
  • Dixie 
  • First Of September 
  • God Save The King 
  • Hampton Court  Performed by Weideman
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 
  • Shepherd's Hay 
  • 14th Regiment's March 
  • A Tune For The Woodlark 
  • Duffy The Dancer 
  • Harvest Home 
  • Off She Goes 
  • Sailor's Delight 
  • Bonnie Kate 
  • O Tannenbaum 
  • O'connell'e Lamentation 
  • College Hornpipe 
  • Duet  Performed by Wragg
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • A Tune For The Bullfinch 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Hornpipe  Performed by Granom
  • The Irish Washerwoman 
  • The Sheep On The Mountains 
  • Crab Cannon 
  • Minuet  Performed by Alexander
  • Soldier's March  Performed by Charles Ground
  • The Thrush's Nest 
  • A Tune For The East India Nightingale 
  • Fanfare  Performed by Michel Corrette
  • Garry Owen 
  • Here We Come A-Caroling 
  • Montezuma 
  • 1776- Adams Bells March-1812 
  • Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself  Performed by Jacques (Jean) Martin Hotteterre
  • Hail To The Chief 
  • Haste to the Wedding 
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Paddy Whack 
  • Tatter Jack 
  • A Tune For The Throstle 
  • Angels We Have Heard On High 
  • Brian Boru's March 
  • Denman Duncan's Drumbeat 
  • Wayfaring Stranger 
  • Drowsy Maggie 
  • Finale To Inkle And Yarico 
  • Fisher's Hornpipe 
  • Flora's Birthday 
  • I Saw Three Ships 
  • Londonderry Air 
  • Lullaby  Performed by Johannes Brahms
  • Mr. Handels' Fire Music 
  • Triple Time  Performed by Wragg
  • Money In Both Pockets 
  • Polovetsian Dances From Prince Igor  Performed by Alexander Borodin
  • Silent Night  Performed by Gruber
  • Streets Of Laredo 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Paris, France
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2008-05-23 00:00:00.0 Really comprehensive for children

    My eight-aged son DOES appreciate this book. Variety of music style is real, and CD is really a good idea. Children are motivated to discover melodies and to try them themselves. What a pity this book didn't exist in French (for my young son) !

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