Lesson 7: Tin Whistle A, Legato and Breathing
Watch the video lesson below to learn to play an A on the tin whistle and then try the exercises below. Take your time and double check to make sure you are playing each note correctly before moving on to the next lesson. Also, read about playing legato and where to breath.
Try playing all these notes without taking a breath between each one and only taking a breath where the breath mark is located. For these lessons I will be using an "eight note rest" (as pictured below) as your queue for it's time to take a breath.Wherever you see one it means to take a breath. You will notice that there is an 8th note before each spot you need to take a breath and that 8th notes are held 1/2 as long as quarter notes. Listen to the below example before playing so you can hear what I mean.
Learning to play in a legato style and where to breath is important, so make sure you understand the concept before moving on.