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- Wed 16 April 2014
- 2:00 pm BST
- John Mulhearn
- Basics - Learn to play, Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 5, Light Music
A perpetual favourite of the mass pipe bands at any type of gathering, Highland Laddie is quite often seen as a simple beginners tune. However, it can be quite challenging to play because of the tempo pipers are normally expected to be able to play it at. In this lesson we look at a simplified setting that will allow us to bring the tune up to a performance tempo without tripping over too many doublings.
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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.