After far too much thinking, I have added a revised fingering chart for my 10 hole Chromatic system instruments to the site. It may be a bit confusing but it's the best I could come up with, any suggestions for future editions of it are welcome. You will see this "For a 10 hole fingering chart, see this link; http://www.skiphealy.com/chart/" in all sections pertaining to 10 hole instruments. I hope it helps!!
I would like to let you all know that I have created a Facebook site called "Healy Fife and Flute Friends" and would like you all to join up if you care to. It's a way to get in direct contact with me and also hear from other people who have similar taste in the quality of their instruments and music... There are already a couple of hundered people signed in and the site has only been up a couple of days. Check it out!!
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Welcome to Skips Tips Express, the 60 second flute lesson for those of you who don't have time for a flute lesson. Here is the long awaited (sorry...) Express Tips #2, this one focusing on high notes. I hope it's helpful!
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Welcome to edition #3 of Covering my Tracks. This one features the title track from my album "Empty Pockets" which was released in 1984. It contains 2 tunes, first a Brazilian folk tune and second an American fife tune called Empty Pockets. Along with myself, three great guest musicians are featured, Dick Murai, Trevor Ferrier, and Ellen Cohn. I hope you enjoy it!
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Welcome to edition 2 of Covering my Tracks, an informal look at what goes into the process of creating a track for a recording and what happens when we get in the studio. This editons featured track is a song written by John McCutcheon, "Christmas in the Trenches". It is sung by Marc Bernier with Mark Poloka (prim) and me (10 string cittern, flute). I hope you enjoy it...
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Here is the first edition of my new feature, "Covering My Tracks". It's a behind the curtain look at the process that goes into designing and recording a track for a project. The tunes, the players and whatever stories I can tell without getting sued... I hope you enjoy it!!!
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The flute lesson for people who don't have the time for a flute lesson. Skip shares his views, opinions and techniques for playing in a fast paced, 60 second flute lesson. Just click on the Hideout SXPF Music Player thingy and check it out! It's only 60 seconds, what have you got to lose???
In conjunction with the world famous resort community of Arosa, Switzerland and their "MUSIK-KURSWOCHEN" (music course week), I will be teaching a week long series of classes on Irish flute and tin whistle music. The program will take place JULY 22nd - AUGUST 2nd, 2014. I will be posting information and videos about the event very soon!!! Imagine, learning about traditional Irish music high in the Swiss Alps, staying in a beautiful hotel called "Hotel Hohe Promenade" a 3 star hotel with AMAZING food and service...