Feadóg Stáin

Please have your child practice for a few minutes with their feadóg every night. Make sure they hold it correctly, with a complete finger blockage of the holes (if not squeaky notes will result). Both hands remain in position at all times and the top of the feadóg rests on the lower lip with steady blowing. It's best to use the left hand for the top holes (closest to the mouth), even if you are a ciotóg. This is because if you decide to play a different type of wind intrument in the future, you can pick it up easier.

 

Blow a steady stream of air, with your mouth shaped as if you were saying "too". This will produce a good note. Blowing too softly will make the note airy while blowing too hard will produce the upper octave or a painful squeak. Blowing just right will create a steady, low tonic pitch.


Long notes:
- after a note means holding that note for longer.

 

Joined/slurred notes:

When two notes come together (BA) they are played as one note; the fingers move without a separate blow.

 

D ard:

The symbol for this note is D' or D*.

 

C nádúrtha:

The symbol for this note is the capital letter C on its own or C♮.

 

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An Scála

D E F# G A B C# D'

 

F# = F géar (F sharp)

C# =  C géar (C sharp)
D' = D ard (high D)

 

D E F-géar G A B C-géar D-ard


 

Frère Jacques

D E F# D | D E F# D |

F# G A | F# G A |

A B A G F# D |

A B A G F# D |

E E D | E E D


 

Twinkle Twinkle

D D A A | B B A

G G F# F# | E E D

A A G G | F# F# E

A A G G | F# F# E

D D A A | B B A

G G F# F# | E E D


 

Jingle Bells

F F F_ | F F F_

F A D E F_

G G G_ | GG FF

FF E E F E | A_

F F F_ | F F F_

F A D E F_

G G G | GG FF

F AA G E D_


 

Fáinne Geal An Lae

DE | F# F# F# EF# |

| A A B AF# |

| D E D D | D_

 

A | B_ A B D' |

| F_ E D F#G |

| A F D' F# | E_


 

Báidín Fheilimí

A D F#ED ABC#D' B

A D F#ED G EEE (F#G)

A D F#ED ABC#D' B

D' B A BGF# DDD


 

Joy To The World

D - C B

A - - G

F - E -

D - - A

B - - B

C - - C

D - - -

Calóga Sneachta

G F E D

E D E D

G F E D

E F G -