BAEYS Chapter 1

Tutor [Vintage] - Lesson 1-2: The Scale - Playing the Scale in Quarter Notes

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This lesson teaches you the full bagpipe scale. The scale is the single most important thing you will ever learn as a piper, because without notes, you can’t make tunes! Your attention to detail during this lesson will be rewarded as you continue learning the bagpipes.

Bagpipe as an Extension of your Self - Lesson 2-1: The G Gracenote Scale in Quarter Notes

Tutor [Vintage] - Lesson 1-3: Scale Run Exercises

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Melodies are made of combinations of “motives,” or small musical ideas. Where bagpipe tunes are concerned, motives get put together to make phrases, and the phrases make tunes. There are two main ways to navigate the bagpipe scale: Scale Runs and Arpeggios. All bagpipe tunes were (and still are) composed using different combinations of Scale Runs and Arpeggios. In this lesson, you will experience several different Scale-Run Exercises, moving both up and down the scale.

Tutor [Vintage] - Lesson 1-5: Arpeggio Exercises

Tutor [Vintage] - Lesson 1-4: Simple Melodies Using Scale Runs

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In this lesson, we will learn some simple melodies that feature Scale Runs. You should be familiar with these melodies, as they come from popular kid’s songs or Christmas music. If you are not familiar with them, find a recording of them (or use the instructional videos that accompany these lessons) and learn to whistle or hum the melody. Doing this will really help you during this lesson. We aren’t going to learn gracenotes until Chapter Two, so when you have more than one of the same note in a row, use your tongue to quickly stop the air to your practice chanter, which will provide some separation between notes.

Tutor [Vintage] - Lesson 1-6: Simple Melodies with Scale Runs and Arpeggios

Tutor [Vintage] - Lesson 1-5: Arpeggio Exercises

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As discussed in Lesson 1-3, there are two main ways to navigate the bagpipe scale: Scale Runs  and Arpeggios. In Lesson 1-3, we developed the ability to execute Scale Runs. In this lesson, you will experience several different Arpeggio Exercises that, combined with your pre-existing knowledge of Scale Runs, will give you the ability to execute any melody.

Tutor [Vintage] - Lesson 1-2: The Scale - Playing the Scale in Quarter Notes

Tutor [Vintage] - Lesson 1-6: Simple Melodies with Scale Runs and Arpeggios

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In this lesson, we will learn some simple melodies that feature both Scale Runs and Arpeggios. You should be familiar with these melodies, as they come from popular kid’s songs or Christmas music. If you are not familiar with them, find a recording of them (or use the instructional videos that accompany these lessons) and learn to whistle or hum the melody. Doing this will really help you during this lesson. We aren’t going to learn gracenotes until Chapter Two, so when you have more than one of the same note in a row, use your tongue to quickly stop the air to your practice chanter, which will provide some separation between notes.

Tutor [Vintage] - Lesson 1-4: Simple Melodies Using Scale Runs