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- Mon 25 July 2016
- 12:00 pm BST
- John Mulhearn
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 3, Light Music
4-parted strathspey’s are among the hardest tunes for most learners to perfect. Dorrator Bridge is often considered to be one of the best examples of an ‘entry level’ 4-parter – not overly technical but with enough of a challenge to make it a suitable competition tune for the lower grades.
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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.