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- Thu 20 March 2014
- 4:00 pm BST
- James Beaton
- History & Repertoire, Lessons, Traditional Music, Tutorials for All
With the liberal use of recorded examples James Beaton considers the origins of the light music of the Great Highland Bagpipe in the Gaelic song tradition of the Scottish Highlands, and tracks the development of the tunes from their origins in the mouth music, or port a beul tradition of the 19th century, through to the classics of the competition repertoire today.
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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.