Welcome to Jon Antonsson´s Tunes & Tools
Here you can learn Irish traditional tunes in a more fun way with drones and metronomes all in one place.
In this project I record as many tunes as I know in both slow and faster tempo.
This is created by me, Jon Antonsson; musician, tutor & photographer from Sweden.
Troels Kærgaard Vanghøj and Anton Sandqvist play on some of the recordings.
Thank you Ríona Ní Chonbhuí and Troels Kærgaard Vanghøj for translation!
The tunes are listed in the order they were recorded. They are played as I learnt them and are not always played as the score says. Use ctrl + f on those pages to search as long as you know what tunetype you're looking for. Both the melody and chords varies. If you are unsure, look up the notations at Norbeck's or The Session. The speed of the tunes can be changed if you listen to the youtube versions. The lyrics in the songs are not always correct, it´s just the way I sing them. On the tunes-pages you can loop the slow or the faster version of the tune. Iff you press the name of the tune you will arrive at my youtube-version of the same tune. On youtube you can change the tempo even more. So use the youtube links to slow down (or speed up) the tunes even more to your liking.
Metronomes will help you play in time. The drones will help you play in pitch, to improvise or you can use them for meditation as well. To play several drones at once, click the notes next to the buttons "F" for example and you can have several tabs in your browser that plays "an ocean of sounds for your flute playing to rest on". Use the Circle of Fifths to help you practice any scales you want!
Here I have listed the most essential exercises that are specific for Irish Flute Playing. These Exercises I got from various teachers during my years in the music academy and I´ve gathered them all in this section.
Detailed instructions in:
Circle of Fifths - For Musical Practice and Meditation
Donate & Support
It takes a lot of time and energy to maintain the website, record the tunes, play them properly and clearly, arrange a good and interesting accompaniment, edit, mix and master the tunes, create drones and metronomes, play the metronomes in time, write a flute school in three languages, create a flute school video for each exercise, create videos for each tune for youtube and maintain my own level of playing.
So... If you find good use of this website, the tunes, the exercises. Or if you like the music I make or just want to help a fellow out you are more than welcome to send a contribution or buy some of the music I make via the links at the top or below.
Thank You so much for your support!
Besides this website I am also creating music.
Hare are a couple of albums I´ve made. Tunes & Tools is also available at spotify.