Most pipers have heard their pipe major or piping instructor, sometimes quite forcefully, urge you to “blow tone”! But how many PMs can fully describe what the term means, or how to achieve it?
Few pipers have had as large an impact on modern piping as Donald MacLeod (1917–1982). “Wee Donald” was one of the most successful and admired soloists and prolific composers of the modern era. His six books of music are a required component of every serious piper’s library and his tunes are happily played by all
First up, we're going to learn the first line of this tune - a true iconic passage of piobaireachd that you may have heard before and not even known it!
In this class we look at the first part of the reel named Traditional. It's a wonderful reel and somewhat popular in the competition circuit. It's also a great exercise for gracenote accuracy and g gracenote birls from b! Date of Original Live Class: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 7:30am Course Name: Repetoire Expansion Class
Everyone has spots in their repertoire that give them trouble. In this class, Bruce reviews techniques to zero-in on those spots and eradicate them. Date of Original Live Class: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 7:00pm Course Name: Special Events Class Name: Dealing With Repertoire Trouble Spots Class Instructor: Bruce Gandy Access This Class Recording:
In this class we look at tricky bits honing in on D-Throws and strathspey rhythms. Date of Original Live Class: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 7:30am Course Name: Special Events Class Name: D-Throw Work Out - Cameronian Rant Class Instructor: Carl Donley Access This Class Recording:
What is the difference between pro-level solo pipers and lower grade soloists when they present themselves to a judge? In this class, Vin breaks down the best ways to present yourself to a judge so that you (and the judge!) are in the right frame of mind for a great performance. Date of Original Live
In this class Rob looks at Radical Road and the 9/8 Jig by Gordon Duncan. Both tunes switch time signatures in mid tune and create some interesting beat patterns. Tune in to lean how to tackle this and other tunes like it! Date of Original Live Class: Monday, June 20th, 2016 at 12:00pm Course Name: