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- Tue 23 June 2015
- 10:00 am BST
- Margaret Dunn
- Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 2
The 93rd Highlanders were an Infantry regiment of the British Army, active from 1799 – 1881. This 2/4 march was originally composed with two parts by an M. MacKinnon, later a 3rd and 4th parts were added by Donald MacLeod, a piper/composer that frequently added to old tunes.
Throughout the 20th century the practice of adding 3rd and 4th parts to older tunes was quite common. Often this would be done to make tunes fit into the competition format. In this series of lesson Margaret Dunn takes us through some such tunes.
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What are Experience Levels?
Complete beginner. Chapters 1-15 of the National Piping Centre Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1 running on a 10 week cycle.
Advanced beginner. Completing the remainder of the National Piping Centre Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1 (chapter 15 – 26), running on a 10 cycle.
Intermediate. Made or making the transition to bagpipes, and being familiar with different types of tunes and time signatures. Knowledge of all embellishments. Equivalent to CLASP Grade 3, or North American Grade 4/5.
Advanced intermediate. Familiar with 4 part tunes in most time signatures. A little knowledge of piobaireachd. Roughly of CLASP Grade 2/3 or North American Grade 2/3.
Proficient. Good knowledge of different types of tunes. CLASP Grade 1 or North American Grade 1 and above.