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- Mon 16 September 2013
- 7:00 pm BST
- John Mulhearn
- Basics - Learn to play, Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 5
In this lesson we get to grips with the practice chanter, focussing on correct hand and finger positioning. In addition, we cover the nine notes of the scale, moving up and down, and the basics of reading music.
- Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1; Exercises 1 & 2
Note: You will require a practice chanter. It is also recommended that you have a copy of the Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book. Levels 4 and 5 follow this book and although you will be able to see the relevant pages online in the classroom they are not available for download separately. You can purchase a copy 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.