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- Tue 1 October 2013
- 9:00 am BST
- Margaret Dunn
- Instrument, Lessons, Tutorials for All
Successfully tuning drones is a skill that can take years to develop to a high standard. There are many factors that come into play; the actual setup of the drones, the bag, blowing, the list goes on. Margaret Dunn looks at the techniques we can use to develop our ear in a practical way.
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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.