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- Wed 3 December 2014
- 4:00 pm BST
- Graded Lessons, Lesson Level, Lessons, Level 1, Light Music
Strathspeys in many of the 19th century collections can often be hard to tell apart from reels because they tend to be written in much the same way as reels are. In this lesson Finlay MacDonald looks at three tunes The Fair Dairymaid (also known as Lady MacKenzie of Gairloch), Bogan Lochan (also known as Atholl Cummers) and Highland Harry, discussing notational and stylistic aspects of the 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.