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Piping 101 - Embellishments [Vintage]

Piping 101 - Embellishments [Vintage]


In this class we look through examples of the two main embellishments types- doubling-type embellishments and low-g oriented embellishments. Looking at a few exercises of various doublings, grips, and taorluaths we talk about just what it is that makes embellishments an important aspect of the music we play, and why it is so important to play them accurately and with a musical grounding.

Date of Original Live Class: 9/24/13
Course Name: Piping 101
Class Name: Embellishments
Class Instructor: Eric Ouellette

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Eric Ouellette Eric has been competing internationally at the professional level since age 16. A brief list of accomplishments include: first place in piobaireachd at both the George Sherriff invitational in Ontario (2003) and the Nicol Brown invitational (2004), 3rd in the MacGregor Memorial in Oban (2005), 3rd in the US silver medal at Kansas City (2006), 1st in the B piobaireachd at Perth (2013 and 2014), 1st in the open marches at Perth (2013), 1st in the B strathspey and reel at Oban (2014), and countless other domestic prizes and aggregates, along with an appearance with the Oran Mor Pipe Band in the Grade 1 final at the Worlds (2011), and a first place showing with the Stuart Highlanders in grade 1 at Perth (2014).