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- Thu 7 August 2014
- 6:00 pm BST
- John Mulhearn
- Lessons, PDQB / SCQF Exams, Tutorials for All
As with all other exams in the SCQF/PDQB Syllabus we have two elements practical and theory. For the performance element of SCQF 6 candidates are required to submit the following:
- 2 four-parted 2/4 Marches
- 2 four-parted 6/8 Marches
- 2 four-parted Strathspeys
- 2 four-parted Reels
- 2 four-parted Hornpipes
- 2 four-parted Jigs
- 1 full Piobaireachd
For more details on the performance requirements look here.
Candidates wishing to sit the theory paper should have a good understanding of the previous levels’ requirements, as well as a knowledge of the canntaireachd equivalents of the all piobaireachd embellishments. For more details look here.
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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.