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- Wed 22 April 2015
- 11:00 am BST
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 1, Light Music
In this first lesson, Finlay MacDonald introduces and explains some of the notational differences between the William Gunn Collection – and other 19th Century collections – and more modern collections. To do this he will look at some jigs; I would have preferred thee at first, but not now Sir, Not in a Bag nor a Sack, and Would the Minister Not Dance
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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.