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- Mon 17 November 2014
- 4:00 pm BST
- Roddy Macleod
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 1, Piobaireachd
The Piper’s Warning to His Master (or A Cholla mo Ruin, as it’s called in Donald MacDonald’s second collection) is an important piece in the history of pipe music, given its echoes in the gaelic song tradition. In this lesson Roddy MacLeod takes us through the Donald MacDonald setting of this evocative tune – a score that in many ways expresses the wider musical context from which it comes more clearly than the ‘standard’ scores. You can view the orignal handwritten manuscript on the Piobaireachd Society website.
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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.