We conclude this great beginner/intermediate Piobaireachd with the Taorluath and Crunluath variations. Glenn talks about the hypnotic rhythm these variations should portray, and then we play through the variations.
In this session we expound upon the ideas presented in Bruce's class about how to make piobaireachd not so boring! First rule is understanding both the history and structure of piobaireachd so that we give our ears a chance to get used to what we are listening to. Other musical ideas like phrasing, pulse, call and answer, etc. create music direction and define the musical message being performed.
One of the biggest barriers to entry with Piobaireachd is the CRAZY way that it's written out on paper. Weird repeats, symbols, abbreviated variations.... yuck! Marc will show you how it works tonight, though, and you'll feel much better by the end we promise :)
In this session we take a look at a beautiful short tune... Lament for Sir James MacDonald of the Isles. A straight forward tune thats easy to memorize but plenty of tune to shape into something special. Enjoy!