In this final session of the four part series, Bruce takes us through one of his own compositions - the Coppermill Studio. A four parted 9/8 jig with a beautiful strong-medium-medium pulse pattern. We then finish up by revisiting Kennie Gillies and Hag at the Churn. A great wrap up for a great class!
Bruce takes us through some of the basics of jig playing. The use of pulse is compared between styles of playing jigs. We then use these basics to go through the Hag at the Churn (6/8) and discuss how the pulse pattern changes in the 9/8 I Hae a Wife o my Aim.
In this session we take a look at two two-parted jigs. The Hag at the Churn is an excellent starter jig to learn the idiom. Its not horribly difficult and easy to memorize. The Panda has two parts - both contain some more difficult gracing and not a lot of quarter notes to rest on. Both have strong melody linse and make for an excellent addition to your solo and/or band repertoire!