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Piping 101 - Gracenote Mechanics [Vintage]

Eric Ouellette
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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.

Piping 101 - Crossing Noises [Vintage]

Eric Ouellette
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In this class we go over the three types of crossing noises, how you can think critically about possible crossing noise trouble spots when tackling a new tune, and how to analyze what is going wrong and how to gain the finger control to fix it when you commit any of these crossing noises.

Piping 101 - Embellishments 3 [Vintage]

Eric Ouellette
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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.

Piping 101 - Embellishments [Vintage]

Eric Ouellette
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In this class we look through examples of the two main embellishments types- doubling-type embellishments and low-g oriented embellishments. Looking at a few exercises of various doublings, grips, and taorluaths we talk about just what it is that makes embellishments an important aspect of the music we play, and why it is so important to play them accurately and with a musical grounding.