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- Tue 10 November 2015
- 3:00 pm BST
- John Mulhearn
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 3, Piobaireachd
One method for classifying piobaireachd is by the type of taorluath/crunluath variation. ‘Standard’ type variations are where we move directly from one theme note to the next, with no additional connecting notes in between. Using several practical examples we look at some some basic guidelines for how we might play both singling and doubling variations, looking at approaches to cadences, rhythm, tempo and technique.
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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.