In this class, we have a discussion about how drone reeds are less susceptible to blowing pressure changes than chanter reeds (on the assumption that your instrument is well-calibrated). Then, we hear Lee play some of Cameron MacFadyen on the practice chanter. Finally, a discussion on how the social mentality of our bands and pipe band associations can make it difficult to pursue the bagpipe as an extension of the Self.
In this session we take the last pre-worlds check-in on both the North Berwick and Perth Games. First we talk a bit on what to listen for then delve in to multiple medleys and MSR's from the weekend. Enjoy!
In this class we listen to two great student performances of Colin Thompson and Crossing the Minch. Colin Thompson is a great 2/4 march suitable for moderate to upper level competions and great to learn for fun! Crossing the Minch is a great tune that every piper must learn!
In this class we start by looking at the Curlew. This 6/8 Jigs is a classic competition jig and a great tune to work on control in the Jig idiom. We work through the tune then move on to ASAP/ ALAP integration in Scotland the Brave.