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Help Session - Practice Technique & Susan MacLeod - #02 [Vintage]

Help Session - Practice Technique & Susan MacLeod - #02 [Vintage]


Course Name: Help Session
Class Name: Practice Technique & Susan MacLeod
Class Instructor: Carl Donley
Date of Original Live Class: April 5th, 2012 at 8:30pm

Description: This Class covers questions on pitch for solo contests, practice technique and practice tempos. Also, Susan MacLeod is covered - how to practice bubbly notes in the third part second phrase? The idea of "Compound words" (in reference to short notes preceding embellishments) is covered mid way through. Lastly, we discuss band unison, pulsing as a band, and a few ways to work on band unison.

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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.