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- Thu 23 July 2015
- 3:00 pm BST
- Margaret Dunn
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 2, Light Music
The High Level was a relatively obscure 2-parted hornpipe until the famous PM Angus MacDonald added a 3rd and 4th part and included it the Scots Guards Collection Vol 2, after which it became a popular tune in both competition and recitals.
Throughout the 20th century the practice of adding 3rd and 4th parts to older tunes was quite common. Often this would be done to make tunes fit into the competition format. In this series of lesson Margaret Dunn takes us through some such tunes.
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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.