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- Fri 12 July 2013
- 12:00 pm BST
- Lessons, Theory, Traditional Music, Tutorials for All
Pipers are often put in the position of having to work with other musicians. As most pipers’ early tuition is focussed on the intricacies of fingerwork it is easy to overlook some of the practicalities and the communication skills that that are essential for working with others. In this tutorial Finlay MacDonald explores some of these issues.
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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.