Bruce continues his introduction to piobaireachd with some insights into presenting the tunes. Class participants play through the grounds of "Flame of Wrath" and "The Company's Lament" for some great feedback and advice.
Bruce presents an introduction to piobaireachd and tune classifcation for attendees new to the form. He then has a listen to Vin's recording of "Piper's Warning to His Master" and offers some more advanced critique.
In this week's class, Bruce reviews some of the principles behind simple and compound time and how to find the proper rhythms and draw out the music from tunes in each type. After recapping some tips on pulsing, Bruce has participants run through some new marches with interesting rhythmic twists.
Your bagpipes need to working at optimum levels if you want to perform well. Bruce walks through his handy checklist for making sure your bagpipe is in peak form. Working through general maintenance, setting reeds, and other tricks to make sure everything is working well. Great advice from one of the world's experts!
Bruce shares some great advice on getting your head and hands around new music. In this class, you'll run through some of Bruce's proven methods for learning new tunes and getting them memorized. Bruce shares some best practices and how to adapt them to suit your own style of learning.
Bruce continues on with his tips for preparing yourself mentally for your next performance and positioning yourself for success. He reviews some of his own techniques and shares tips that can help everyone whether your next performance is a big competition or a wedding gig.
Bruce has competed at the top competitions in the world. In this class, he draws on that amazing experience and dives into how to best prepare yourself for competition. Bruce takes us through what is needed for optimal practice, rehearsal, and performance. He also walks through his list of how to deal with "nerves" on the day.