Lesson 8: Tin Whistle B and Tied Notes
Watch the video lesson below to learn to play B 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.
B-A-G-F#-E-D & Tied Notes Exercise
In music notation, a tie is a curved line connecting the heads of two notes of the same pitch and name, indicating that they are to be played as a single note with a duration equal to the sum of the individual notes' values. So, this just basically means you put the 2 notes together and don't take a breath between them. Listen to the example below to see what I mean before trying the exercise.
Also, watch in bars 6 and 7 that you don't over blow the F#, E and D coming down from the B. You should also notice I take a breath every 2 bars even though its not notated in the sheet music, this will be the case moving forward in these exercises until they get faster.
You will see ties frequently in slow airs, so make sure you understand the concept before moving on to the next lesson.