In this session - we take a look at all aspects of the march idiom. From 3/4's, 4/4's, 2/4's and 6/8 marches - we cover it all. There are also different levels of rhythmical complexity that help categorize these marches. Use this as a jumping point to choosing your next march.
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.
In this session we continue going over the tunes at the end of chapter 4 of the Dojo Tutor. This week we cover the Rowan Tree. A very common 4/4 march that soloists and bands alike use for its ease and beauty. Enjoy!
In this class we review all of Rowan tree and break apart the 2nd part. After playing the tune we move onto Wings. We work on building good Taorluaths and Grips that start on the beat and great expression in our d throws.
In this class we look at the 2nd part of Minstel Boy and then move on the the Rowan Tree. We focus throughout this class on lining all of our execution up on the beat. We work on several exercise of starting grips on the beat by alternating between low g and grips.
In this class we look at our first prelude tunes Rowan Tree and When the Battles O'er. This classic tune is a great work out for our sight reading of new material, working to fuze our G gracenotes and our foot, and dive into the classic bagpipe tunes!