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Robert Mathieson

Robert Mathieson
Robert Mathieson was Pipe Major of the famous Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band from 1986 to 2010. During that time, he he led the band to 30 Major Competition Championships, including 5 world-titles. His renowned creativity, compositional prowess, and partnership with the great Jim Kilpatrick has earned him a repuation for being one of the world's foremost authorities on issues of ensemble, integration, and overall pipe band musical performance.

Cowal Gathering - Part 2 Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab continues his study of the great 2/4 march Cowal Gathering. He gets into the 3rd and 4th parts and the students play around the table. Join us!  

Cowal Gathering - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab starts the class into a new tune this week... the classic 2/4 march called Cowal Gathering. Come work your 2/4 march idiom with Rab today!  

Willie Gray's Farewell to Glasgow Police - Live Class Part 2 (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab takes the class through the last part of this classic march. He expands on 2.4 march playing in general after leading a rousing session of march playing. He also starts the class in to The Cowal Gathering, another great 2/4 march. See it here!  

Willie Gray's Farewell to Glasgow Police - Live Class Part 2 (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab works the class through the 3rd part of the tune after a bit of review. He goes around the table to hear the students playing through the tune. Join us!  

Willie Gray's Farewell to Glasgow Police - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab finishes up PM John Stewart and then starts the class on another fun 2/4 march... Willie Gray! A real fun one that isn't too difficult to get under the fingers. Come on in!  

Pipe Major John Stewart - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab is back! He gets right into it with a nice GS MacLennan tune called Pipe Major John Stewart. This one has a little different flavor to it so expand your 2/4 March stylings with this lesson. Join us!  

Open Session for Solo Competition- Live Class (with Rob Mathieson)

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Rob opens the class to the students who might be competing solo this summer and has them play various competition tunes for review.

 

Autumn Storm - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Robert takes the class through a marching hornipipe he wrote as an opener for a medley. A fun tune to add to the repertoire!  

Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque - Live Class (with Robert Mathieson)

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Rab takes the class through a classic competition style 2/4 march called Arthur Bignold of Lochrosque, usually just referred to as Arthur Bignold. This is a very musical tune and great for all levels! Join us!