Lesson 2: Tin Whistle Jigs
Jigs are a lively played tune in 6/8 time. There are 3 types of jigs; double jigs, slip jigs and single jigs. We will learn to play double jigs first since they are the most popular. Double jigs have 6 8th notes in each bar. You will notice when played that these notes are not given an equal time value. The 1st and 4th notes are held a little extra and that time is taken away from the 2nd and 5th notes. It may help to say the phrase "carrots and cabbages, carrots and cabbages" in order to get a feel of the pulse needed to play a jig. It's not an exact science, listen to some people playing jigs to get a better understanding if what I mean.
I believe this is a good place to start your jig playing. This tune exemplifies all the essential tools you will need to play a jig well. Plus, its a great tune. If you listen to "Gaelic Storm - Kiss me I'm Irish" it's the jig at the end of the song.
Donnybrook Fair - Part A
Donnybrook Fair - Part B
Great job learning your first jig, I recommend heading over to the jig section and pick another jig you want to learn before moving onto next section.