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The Piper's Cave - First Part (Tune Building)


Here's a classic little 2 part March. Let's Build it up!

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.

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Bar 1:

Fuse the B into the G grace note to A and don't be early to the birl on the next beat.

Bar 2:

Start that grip on the beat.

Phrase 1:

Make sure the fusion moment between Bars 1 and 2 is really good. The B should be part of the Grip.

Bar 3:

Work on nice clean Doublings and Taccum.

Bar 4:

Don't try to play the Taor ahead of the beat. The first Low G starts the beat.

Phrase 2:

Make sure you stay in control and you are right with the click of the metronome.

Line 1:

Focus on the steady click of 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!)

Same as First line

Ending Phrase:

Same rules, keep everything open and clean.

Line 2:

Find your groove.

Whole Part (1st Time):

Keep everything nice and steady and fall into that groove.


Andrew Douglas Andrew is a prolific practitioner of the bagpipe, having been active at the highest level of pipe bands, solo competition, teaching, and creative endeavors for the past 20 years. He's also the founder and creator of Dojo U and of PipersDojo.com