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TEACH YOURSELF THE TIN WHISTLE!

NEW DELUXE CLARKE TIN WHISTLE HANDBOOK
9 x 12 INCH EDITION WITH 74-MINUTE CD

(Available with or without a whistle)


[9 x 12 inch book not shown relative size]  

"The best whistle tutorial on the planet," writes Dale Wisely of the Chiff and Fipple website. The age-old sounds of Ireland, England, Scotland and early America come to life with this remarkable book and CD for tin whistlers of all levels.

No previous musical training is necessary. The lessons are so clear and easy to follow that a complete beginner can learn to play a simple tune at first sitting. Then through a specially selected series of folk tunes, beginners are carefully guided through all the basics of playing one step at a time.

Intermediate and advanced players will enjoy exploring the book's exciting collection of traditional music. There are 83 pieces in all — jigs, reels, hornpipes, fife tunes, slow airs, Highland flings, morris dances and lots more. Each piece is played on the CD by renowned New York tin whistle teacher, Bill Ochs. An advanced ornamentation tutorial is also included.

Originally produced for the Clarke tin whistle, the book and CD are compatible with all tin whistles and pennywhistles in the key of D. The set is available in various configurations with or without a tin whistle. An instruction cassette is also available, as is a 6 x 9 inch "pocket" edition of the book. Please see ordering details below. Suitable for ages 8 to adult.

Sound clips and sample music notation                    CD Track Listing

"A tremendous aid to the beginning student....Intermediate players will also find it of value for the interesting selection of tunes....Ochs' practical experience and expertise as a [tin whistle] teacher are evident throughout." — LITMA Newsletter (New York)

"Very user-friendly...a teaching method that works well for students of all ages" — Dirty Linen

"Excellent, clear and comprehensive with well-chosen musical material" — Folk Roots

"The best whistle tutorial on the planet....I am pleased to be able to recommend it with the greatest enthusiasm." — Dale Wisely, Chiff & Fipple

Ordering Information
Call 800-431-1579 or click links below

Deluxe Learn-to-Play Tin Whistle Kit w/Sweetone D whistle
      • Item #3241dds
      • 9 x 12 inch Clarke Tin Whistle book; 80 pages
      • 74-minute CD in D
      • Clarke Celtic Sweetone D whistle (best for beginners)*
      • $26.95
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Deluxe Learn-to-Play Tin Whistle Kit w/Clarke D whistle
      • Item #3241dd
      • 9 x 12 inch Clarke Tin Whistle book; 80 pages
      • 74-minute CD in D
      • Original Clarke D whistle (best for experienced players)*
      • $29.95
         Buy it now from BOOKCH.COM

 

Clarke Tin Whistle Book Deluxe Edition w/key of D CD
      • Item #3248
      • 9 x 12 inch book; 80 pages
      • 74-minute CD in D
      • $17.95
         Buy it now from BOOKCH.COM

 

Clarke Tin Whistle Instruction CD key of D
      •
Item #3249
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74-minute CD from Deluxe Edition in jewel case
      •
$9.95
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Clarke Tin Whistle Book "Pocket" Edition.
      • Item #324h
      • Same as Deluxe Edition but 6 x 9 inch page size
      • CD & whistle not included
      • $8.95
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Clarke Sweetone Celtic Whistle in the key of D
      •
Item #3241wb
      •
Features molded plastic mouthpiece; rolled tin body
      •
Clear upper octave; easy to play for beginners*
      •
Green and gold finish with attractive celtic knotwork
      •
Key of D is standard; compatible with Clarke CD
      •
$12.95
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Clarke "Original" Tin Whistle in the key of D
      •
Item #3241wa
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Features traditional wooden end plug; rolled tin body
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Robust tone: best for experienced players*
      •
Black and gold finish
      •
Key of D is standard; compatible with Clarke CD
      •
$16.95
         Buy it now from BOOKCH.COM

 

Clarke "Original" Tin Whistle in the key of C
      •
Item #3241wc
      •
Features traditional wooden end plug; rolled tin body
      •
Robust tone: best for experienced players*
      •
Black and gold finish
      • $16.95
         Buy it now from BOOKCH.COM

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*The Clarke Original Tin Whistle with wooden end plug is recommended for experienced tin whistlers or experienced wind instrument players. The Clarke Sweetone Celtic Whistle is recommended for beginners. The Sweetone, with its molded plastic mouthpiece, requires less air to blow.