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Angus MacKinnon by Pipe Major Donald Shaw Ramsay is a popular 6/8 march in the B minor key, played frequently by soloists and band alike. The score used in this lesson comes from Book 1 of the Edcath Collection, compiled by Pipe Major Donald Shaw Ramsay himself. No longer in print the complete collection is available online on the excellent Ceol Sean site. The tune is here.
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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.