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Piping 101 - GDEs [Vintage]

Piping 101 - GDEs [Vintage]


In this class we look at GDEs. Focusing less on the gracenote articulation, I argue that GDEs are perhaps the most fundamental rudiment to grasp because they manifest themselves in so many different rhythms throughout pipe music and in so many idioms. Truly mastering the execution of GDEs from jigs, to round reels, to pointed reels and 6/8s, to hachums in strathspey playing will take your musicality to the next level!

Date of Original Live Class: Tuesday, November 27, 2013, 7:00 pm
Course Name: Piping 101
Class Name: GDEs
Class Instructor: Eric Ouellette

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Eric Ouellette Eric has been competing internationally at the professional level since age 16. A brief list of accomplishments include: first place in piobaireachd at both the George Sherriff invitational in Ontario (2003) and the Nicol Brown invitational (2004), 3rd in the MacGregor Memorial in Oban (2005), 3rd in the US silver medal at Kansas City (2006), 1st in the B piobaireachd at Perth (2013 and 2014), 1st in the open marches at Perth (2013), 1st in the B strathspey and reel at Oban (2014), and countless other domestic prizes and aggregates, along with an appearance with the Oran Mor Pipe Band in the Grade 1 final at the Worlds (2011), and a first place showing with the Stuart Highlanders in grade 1 at Perth (2014).