In this lesson we learn the first part of this classic intermediate reel. This tune is ideal for players who are new to playing Strathspey/Reel events in solo competition. Also, it's ideal for intermediate bands to have in their MSR sets.
In Scottish country dancing, the reel is one of the four traditional dances, the others being the jig, the strathspey and the waltz. A reel is in 4/4 time, but when written out, reels are most often written in a 2/2 time signature, also known as "cut time".
In this class Callum looks at how to create a driving rhythm in different tune idioms. From 2 parted 2/4 marches Greenwoodside, to the more complicated Hugh Kennedy, here's how to get a great drive. Other tunes covered include the 2 part strathspey Dalnahassaig, Reel Kalabakan, Jig Donella Beaton, and more!
In this class Rob looks at several ways to play the rhythm of reels. Both classic competition style and a more open style known to ceilidh's, parties and fancy playing! A great class on interpretations!
In this class Robert explains and demonstrates how to tap out the monotones of different types of tunes. He discusses how to properly tap out and understand this invaluable exercise. Well worth a listen!
In this third session of Welcome to the Club, John starts by answering some competition related questions such as not practicing on games day, playing in the environment, and what to do if there is a malfunction while warming up. We then go through the popular 4 parted reel - Captain Laughlin MacPhail of Tyree. Enjoy!