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The Campbelltown Kiltie Ball - First Part (Tune Building)


Sheet Music:

Cambelltown Kiltie Ball - Fully Embellished

Campbelltown Kiltie Ball - Simplified

This is a fairly simple tune at first glance, but let's pay special attention to the Dots and Cuts in the tune and truly master it.

How to use Tune Building Posts: Below, you'll see various 'practice pods' that loop automatically, so you can practice along and develop the tune properly. For the full story on the Tune Building Process, click here.

Bar 1:

Keep everything nice and open and on the click of the metronome. Watch out for Lift-Drop crossing noises.

Bar 2:

Watch for grace note Sync Errors here. Place every grace note exactly.

Phrase 1:

Let's get everything perfectly in time with the metronome.

Bar 3:

Same as Bar 1 but with a small change at the end.

Bar 4:

Work to get a really F that is fuzed into the steps of the E Doubling.

Phrase 2:

Let's watch out for crossing noises and get this in time with the metronome.

Line 1:

Sync up those G gracenotes with your metronome.

Phrase 3:

Recycled Material: We've seen this material before, earlier in the tune! So, there's no need to learn this bit again (as long as you did a good job the first time around!)

Bar 7:

This one is all about grace note size and accuracy.

Bar 8:

Make sure you've got good ASAP's and everything is Crossing Noise free.

Ending Phrase:

Keep this right in the groove.

Line 2:

Let's try these two phrases together.

Whole Part (1st Time):

Let's try the whole part - not that bad, eh?


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