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- Mon 23 September 2013
- 7:00 pm BST
- John Mulhearn
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 5, Piobaireachd
In the 2nd lesson of this 16 weeks course on the first half of the Highland Bagpipe Tutor, instructor John Mulhearn will cover the exercises in Chapter 5, page 13. These exercises form the essential building blocks for good technique, improving both the fluency and flexibility of your fingering.
Exercises covered from Highland Bagpipe Tutor 1:
Note: You will require a practice chanter. It is also recommended that you have a copy of the Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book 1. Lessons will make use of 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.