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- Wed 26 March 2014
- 3:00 pm BST
- Roddy Macleod
- Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 1, Light Music
The Willie Ross collections of pipe music have in some ways become the ‘standard text’ for competing pipers, despite having quite a number of misprints. In this first lesson Roddy MacLeod jumps into the first of the five collections and looks through the tunes The Edinburgh Volunteers, The Pipers Bonnet and John MacKechnie, all of which are still heard frequently in competition. Watch out through this course for slight amendments to the original scores.
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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.