In this class Callum takes us though some of the exercises that helped him achieve near perfect clarity when he plays. From some of the very basic exercises to some more complex ones this class is all about building great technique.
In this session we take a look at two wee 6/8 slow marches - Deer Forrest and the South Georgia Whaling Song. Both have strong melody lines that really show off this wonderful idiom. Come check it out as we ease into the new year!
In this session we take a fresh look at Bonnie Charlie. As a slow air, the Oran Mor Pipe Band has used this to highlight their medley for the last couple years. Beautifully arranged by Andrew Douglas with some exquisit harmonies. Come have a look!
In this session we take a look at a wonderful slow air - the Banks of Locheil. We then take a look at another arrangement of the tune in a different key and different time signature by none other than our own Andrew Douglas. Come take a look!
In this class we look at gracenote execution from the standpoint of understanding exactly what our fingers are doing as we play them. We use simple exercises to help us perfect the size and cleanliness of the gracenotes, and pair that with a demonstration in super slow motion of how some of the note transitions should look and in what order the fingers should move.
In this session we take a look at a classic 2/4 march - Highland Laddie. Many versions of this tune exist but we'll take a look at this setting and treat it with our usual rhythmic framework, layering of technique, and pulse.
In this session we take a look at an intermediate 6/8 competition 4-parted march... the Braemar Gathering. Mix 1 part rhythm, 2 parts layering of technique, and just a sprinkle of pulse. A great addition to any repertoire!