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- Thu 27 March 2014
- 5:00 pm BST
- Chris Armstrong
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 2, Light Music
Chris Armstrong takes a look through Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque, a 2/4 march bu John MacColl that fits into the ‘double-tonic’ pattern of phrase construction. Sir Arthur Bignold (1850 – 6 February 1918) was a Unionist Party politician in Scotland who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wick Burghs from 1900 to 1910.
The score can be found in several collections but the standard setting commonly adopted for the competition platform appears in Willie Ross’s Book 4. There is a very interesting article about the history of the tune on pipes|drums written by Jim MacGillivray.
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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.