In this exciting class Rob illustrates the most important practice techniques to clean up sloppy playing. In true Dojo Style, by using several live examples, Rob accesses the playing, make suggestions and applies that specific example to general habits to improve you technique!
In this session we take a look at the first two parts of a beautiful GS reel. We start with a reminder on the three types of crossing noises. We then go through the tune pointing out likely crossing noise exposure points. Eliminating crossing noises is just the first step in becoming a "champion piper"!
In this class, we take a few questions from the students. How does one memorize better? What are the fundamentals behind good memorization? Then, we discuss great players, and why their fingers look "the way they do" when they play. A good class!
In this lesson, we will learn some simple melodies that feature Scale Runs. You should be familiar with these melodies, as they come from popular kid’s songs or Christmas music. If you are not familiar with them, find a recording of them (or use the instructional videos that accompany these lessons) and learn to whistle or hum the melody. Doing this will really help you during this lesson.
We aren’t going to learn gracenotes until Chapter Two, so when you have more than one of the same note in a row, use your tongue to quickly stop the air to your practice chanter, which will provide some separation between notes.