Well, it's another amazing Donald MacLeod tune! This strathspey is full of lots of technique (like hachums and birls), but nothing too complex to make it not playable. Thus, it's a great tune for players with good technique to start down the road of competitive strathspey playing. Enjoy!
In this session we take a look at the classic 6/8 march the Trees of North Uist. A dark melodic tune that will stand out in the solo ranks with all the happy tunes being played on the day. An excellent addition to the aspiring soloists repertoire!
This class gives the whole spectrum of gracenote topics. What makes a gracenote a gracenote? How are embellishments related to gracenotes? What are some of the fundamentals things that need to be addressed in order to have a successful gracenote?
Be sure to check this class out if and whenever you have any issues whatsoever with your gracenotes or embellishments!
In this class Donald cover perhaps one of the less common tunes, Fair Honey from book 9 of the Piobaireachd Society. An interesting tune, it takes careful thought to pull the music out of this tune. A fantastic tune to work on finesse in piobaireachd playing.
In this class Donald quickly reviews the past two weeks of lessons and then moves on to playing the whole tune. After playing through Donald answers some very relevant questions and helps a volunteer play through a portion of the tune.
In part two of this series, we spend a full hour on the second part - and it's surprisingly easy to do! In each moment, we have to think about all 5 of the Dojo fundamentals, and so each tiny piece of the part needs to be closely scrutinized....
In this session we go through the 9/8 jig Paddy be Easy. We go through a simplified 2 parted band setting to start focusing on inserting the technique into the rythmic framework. We then move onto a 4 parted version with all sorts of technical bells and whistles! A great tune for all levels.