In this class Rob talks about ways of expressing and pulling emotion out of tunes. While each tune is a little different there are more broad sweeping things we can do for each idiom to get the best expressions and feel. This class is all about nuances.
In this session we examine the difficulties lower grade competition and street bands face. What are the differences between upper and lower grade competition bands? How do we set goals for success? How do we maximize members with limited talent or resources? A lot of pipe majorly advice here. Enjoy!
In this class, we discuss the ins and outs of building a great pipe band sound. The bottom line is this: If all of the individual bagpipes sound great (at the same pitch), then the band will sound great.
In this session we take a look at the reel idiom and how they have been used over the years by pipe bands. We compare and contrast some recordings of the 70's and 80's with more contemporary recordings. Enjoy!
In this session we take a look at the tenor drum and its role in the pipe band. How do we integrate these instruments in the pipe band? What pitches do we use? These and other questions answered in this pipe band themed class. Enjoy!