In this session we talk about technique and it's very building blocks - syllables. Each technical piece has a syllable pattern that needs to match each other. Finally we talk about fusion of the short note into technical phrases. At the same time stressing both placement and clarity of the movement.
In this class, we review the steps of all of the major embellishments that we see in tunes. Embellishments are really abbreviations encompassing melody notes and gracenotes, and we go through what each abbreviation means!
In this session we take a look at tachums, F Doublings, and Taorluaths. All necessary technique in this weeks tune of the week. We break each element down into parts and go over what we do to strive for consistency.
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 class we review the type two embellishments before looking at how to really properly fit them into some classic tunes. We talk about the rhythmical value of embellishments and how we need to work to maintain good basic rhythms in our tunes while enhancing them with excellently placed and articulated embellishments.
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!
In this session we go over three key strathspey principles that we will need before we can rip this classic apart. We talk at length about what a syllable is and how to treat short notes, technique and rhythms. More important than the tune is the approach. Enjoy!