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- Thu 13 March 2014
- 5:00 pm BST
- John Mulhearn
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 2, Light Music
Of all of John MacColl’s compositions Mrs John MacColl stands out as a superb example of the 2/4 march idiom. In the first part it seems to fit into what some might call the ‘double-tonic’ pattern of phrase construction, however, this tried and tested pattern does not last in the strict sense and evolves as the tune progresses. John Mulhearn – covering for Chris Armstrong – will look at both the technical challenges and some of the keys elements to expressing this very melodic tune.
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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.