In this class, we play through the 2nd and 3rd parts of this tune in our classic "tune building" style. The iconic third part is broken down, and we get to work on some bubbly note / darado embellishments!
In this class Rob looks at the different styles of playing this classic tune. From the rounder band style to the expressive solo style Rob hit it all! Rob even sneaks in a little jig idiom at the end! A great class on this classic tune.
Susan MacLeod is a great tune for reviewing all of the finger work fundamentals, and so we spend a good portion of this class talking through the 6 key finger work fundamentals needed to produce great bagpipe music. Tune in for sure if you need a review!
In this class Rob looks at the Strathspey idiom. Using the dance feel as a background he explores how to properly execute several tunes. Using these examples he looks at common issues that effect the quality of the strathspey feel.
In this session we take a hard look at the ALAP/ASAP principle and try to zero in and master the short note. We then take this knowledge and apply it to a varying array of short note lengths as we travel from idiom to idiom. Marches, Strathspeys, and reels are all dot cut tunes yet the short note changes in each idiom. So if you've ever been told to "hold your dots", come have a look at what they actually mean.
In this class, we continue to look at Susan MacLeod in what we're now calling "ASAP Notation." Basically, all the steps are now written out for us, so we can more easily see everything that needs to be accomplished technically in our performance.
Where does the idea of the heavy left foot come from? Andrew will go into how this idea stems from the very fundamentals we hold most dear! Pulsing, Strong-Weak-Medium-Weak - it all comes together in this class!