Andrew opens to questions from the floor. They get into some interesting conversations about band ensemble, the format of medleys, the difference between solo and band chanters and other interesting questions. Join in for a spirited conversation!
One of my all time favorite skits features Ricky Jervais as an acting student, soaking in a lesson by Ian McKellen (Gandalf from Lord of the Rings). It's hilarious, but not just for the obvious reasons: Is it possible that acting really IS as simple as McKellan claims? Is it really just pretending to be
Bagpipe tuning will always be a challenge (no matter what level of piper you are), but it should never be a struggle. Let's get together and work through the 6 key steps to developing and mastering the tuning process.
Today Andrew discusses the importance of varying the focus of your practice sessions on a week to week basis. Fundamentals are a great Venn Diagram that reinforce each other in a myriad of ways. Then, we discuss the tuning process, and why it's so important to see the process as a cycle, not a singular
Some pipers think that it is really hard to play fast, but they’re wrong. It’s very easy to play fast, even at a tempo that comes close to matching that of Stuart Liddell. Thus, a fast tempo is really no problem at all.