This Tutor by Bill Ochs is probably the best tutor available for the absolute beginner in music and whistle. Bill explains in a very clear way how to hold the whistle and play the scales explains the ornamentation in a simple and logical way. This Tutor starts off with really simple tunes and has several of them and then gradually increases the difficulty so that the beginner is able to play the next tune without a great deal of difficulty. There are over 60 tunes in the collection in the book and CD also. The tunes are from several traditions including American , English and Scotish. Bill Ochs has in this book and CD provided a way for all of us to experience playing the Tinwhistle.