Jason Pollack

Jason Pollack is one of the premier Irish Fluters in the SF Bay Area.

Workshop Details

Irish Flute & Pennywhistle Ormmentation
This class will explore the classic "tool kit" of ornaments musicians use in Irish Traditional Music (cuts, taps, rolls, slides). These techniques help give Irish music its distinctive style and "pop". We will look at where and when to use the different ornaments, and why some work better in certain places than others. We will take tunes known by most students and figure out the different ornamentation possibilities for that tune. Also, topics such as breathing and phrasing (crucial parts of Irish fluting and whistling) will also be part of the class.