Willie McCallum [Vintage] - Art of the MSR #7 [Vintage]

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In this final session - Willie recaps what we've already covered on the M, S and R. We then get into appropriate tempos for each and the breaks inbetween. He then give us his insight into what goes through his head when selecting tunes. Lastly we look at how practice technique dictates the attainment of your playing goals. An excellent wrap up of the MSR series.

Willie McCallum [Vintage] - Art of the MSR #6 [Vintage]

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In this session we continue to work on the reel idiom. A consistent approach of rythmical and technical clarity while pulsing takes us through these more advanced reels. We also take a look at the Strathspey/Reel break and how to tailor tunes to fit together. Tunes covered in this session include Broadford Bay, Rejected Suitor, and John Morrison of Assynt House.

Willie McCallum [Vintage] - The Art of the MSR #4 [Vintage]

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In this session we move on to a few more complicated strathspeys. Still emphasizing proper rhythmical treatment, insertion of technique and our usual strathspey pulse. We have also posted MP3's from tonight and the last session. Covered in this session are Capt. Colin Campbell, the Doune of Inverlochty, Maggie Cameron, and Lady MacKenzie of Gherloch.

Willie McCallum - Art of the MSR #3 [Vintage]

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In the third session Willie walks us through some basic strathspeys and shows us waht it means to pulse a strathspey. Tunes addressed in this session are Loudens Woods and Bonnie Braes, Cutty's Wedding and Dorrator Bridge. Unfortunately the beginning of the session was not recorded - thus the abrupt beginning!

Willie McCallum - Technical Development - Art of MSR Playing [Vintage]

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This is the first session of Willie McCallum's Art of MSR Playing. We start with march basics. Find the beat and stay true to it. This is the basis upon which we build a great tune. Then which beats to bring out to creat musical flow. We Will Take the Good Old Way, Prince Charles's welcome to Lochaber, John MacMillan of Barra, and Mrs MacDonald of Dunach are all covered in some part in the lesson.