Julie Ryng and her sisters have produced a wonderful set of music books, tutorial videos and accompanying audio tracks which can be used for teaching and learning the Tin Whistle, Recorder and Guitar. Each publication has accompanying corresponding online audio tracks to enhance the learner’s efforts. These provide a solid and satisfying accompaniment to the music. The two Tin Whistle books also each have online accompanying tutorial videos which demonstrate the fingers in action for each song.
You do not need to be a music specialist to learn and teach the Tin Whistle, Guitar or Recorder using these approaches: indeed many teachers have learned along with their classes! The low price of the books ensures that every pupil can have a copy of their own and the online digital accompaniments are now FREE for access in school or at home. This enables students to work at their own pace and also encourage parents who may wish to engage with their music homework – or even learn to play an instrument themselves!
NEW: All of the music and songs that accompany these music tutor books were once sold separately on a CD but are now available completely free. Click HERE for access or go to www.otb.ie/whistle-along. There are also two free tutorial videos available for the tin whistle books: Whistle Along and Whistle a While.
To be most effective, each pupil should have their own book (price: €4.95).