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Carl Donley

Carl Donley
Carl Donley is professional piper who hails originally from Chicago. He has been playing for over 20 years and has taken numerous prizes in solos throughout his rise to the professional grade. Carl got his pipe band start with the Ft. Lauderdale Highlanders in south Florida, and also played in the Grade 2 Chicago Midlothian Scottish Pipe Band during high school, before joining The Oran Mor Pipe Band in 2008. In addition to playing in Oran Mor, Carl was the Pipe Major of The Iona College Pipe Band during his four years at Iona College. He is now the Chief Operating Officer at the Piper's Dojo.

How to Self Critique a Recording (with Carl Donley)

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In this class Carl looks at how to listen and critique our own recording. How to train your ear to listen to the RIGHT problems so you can fix them and make rapid progress.  

G Grace Note Sync - Live Class (with Carl Donley)

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Carl works on defining, and mastering understanding what is a grace note sync error and how to fix them. Be sure to try the exercise in this class!  

Short Note Fusion into Grips (with Carl Donley)

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In this Technical Tuesday Deep dive we look at the short note (B) fusion into the Grip in Bar 1 of Green Hills. This is applicable to many, many basic tunes and well worth mastering.  

Intercontinental Gathering - Second Part (Tune Building)

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Here's part 2 of this tune, of course, again in tune-building form.

Intercontinental Gathering - First Part (Tune Building)

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A tune with a lofty title, it lives up to it too!

Intercontinental Gathering - Third Part (Tune Building)

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Here's the last part of this tune. A bit of a combination of phrases we've already played, but a nice ending to this tune.

Peter Warren MacKenzie - Second Part (Tune Building)

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Here's part 2 of this original tune, again in tune-building form.

Peter Warren MacKenzie - First Part (Tune Building)

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Here's a rather uncommon but beautiful little 4/4 March.