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- Wed 9 July 2014
- 5:00 pm BST
- John Mulhearn
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 3, Piobaireachd
MacCrimmon’s Sweetheart, or Maol Donn as it’s also known, can almost be regarded as a right of passage for aspiring piobaireachd players. It is a medium length tune and can be classed as a fogailte tune, based on the idea of using the type of crunluath variation as criteria for classification. As with the other lessons in this series this lesson makes use of several audio examples to outline some differences in approach that pipers may take, with the aim of improving your understanding of these popular 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.