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The Bloody Fields of Flanders is a John MacLellan of Dunoon classic 3/4 restreat march. With it’s strong melody it is no surprise that Scottish poet Hamish Henderson wrote words to fit, naming the song Freedom Come all Ye, recently performed to great effect at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. This simplified setting allows us to hone in on the rhythm and correct fingering of note changes.
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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.