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- Thu 13 November 2014
- 5:00 pm BST
- Chris Armstrong
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 2, Piobaireachd
It seems a travesty that some tunes are not played because they do not have a ‘real’ name, but it sometimes seems that this is the case – particularly with the smaller pieces. Nameless (Hiharin himtra hihodrodroo) – the canntaireachd in brackets is how one Nameless tune is differentiated from another – was discovered in the first collection of the Campbell Canntaireachd manuscripts, and is shown in this lesson from the Piobaireachd Society Collection Vol. 13. It features some demanding top hand work, using both embari and cheredi high G movements, as well as the rare chelalo and high A double echo. All of these features combine to create quite an unusual and attractive piece.
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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.