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- Thu 12 November 2015
- 12:00 pm BST
- John Mulhearn
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 2, Piobaireachd
Surviving in several forms, Black Donald’s March can be heard being sung, marched to as a popular 6/8 march, and as in this lesson, played as a piece of céol mór. We take a look through the commonly played ‘competition’ style/setting of this ancient tune, where technically we a re challenged with lemluath, taorluath, crunluath and crunluath a mach variations.
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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.