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Performance Critiques - Solo-Style MSR & Hornpipe/Jig - #07 [Vintage]

Performance Critiques - Solo-Style MSR & Hornpipe/Jig - #07 [Vintage]


Course Name: Performance Critiques
Class Name: Solo-Style MSR & Hornpipe/Jig
Class Instructor: Carl Donley
Date of Original Live Class: April 12th, 2012 at 5:30pm

Description: This class works through one student's grade 2 competition repertoire. First, we listen to the 2/4 march "Leaving Glenurquhart" and discuss down beat pulsing throughout, as well as opening up some technique. Next we listen to the strathspey "Highland Harry" and work aggressively on the strong weak strong weak strathspey idiom. Now what would otherwise be quite round turns into a lively well-expressed tune. Then we look at "The Rejected Suitor" and discuss the reel idiom. Finally, we look at the hornpipe "Doctor MacInness' Fancy" and establish a down beat pulse consistently throughout the tune.

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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.