In this session - we take a look at all aspects of the march idiom. From 3/4's, 4/4's, 2/4's and 6/8 marches - we cover it all. There are also different levels of rhythmical complexity that help categorize these marches. Use this as a jumping point to choosing your next march.
In this class, we learn how to identify the different light music idioms by ear, by breaking down the different tune types into their respective rhythmic frameworks! A must see if you are always wondering what type of tune you're currently listening to.
In this session we take a look at the dot-cut relationship. The term ALAP and ASAP are used to communicate the difference in the written music and the reality of what we should be striving for rhythmically. The art of fusion helps greatly with this concept. A must for all pipers and dot-cut tune development.
In this session we set aside technique and try to simplify our approach to basic rhythms. Without a solid foundation of "big notes" we will forever struggle to ground our "little notes". A must for all levels.
In this session we zoom in and break apart compound time marches. We examine each of the 4 main rhythms used to make up all such marches and then attempt to ground our syllable based technique on that rhythmic framework. A must for all who seek to play well in this idiom.
In this session we take a look at a beautifully melodic 12/8 march - the Wellington Police Pipers of Australia. We approach it with our usual rhythmic framework, layering of technique, and compound time pulse. Enjoy!