In this session we take a basic look at harmonies and how there are used. We first take a look at some basic theory made simple and then go over several harmony lines of the Mingulay Boat Song to reinforce. Enjoy!
In this session we take a broad look at harmony. We first have to know a bit about the different chord structures available to highland piping. We then take a look at several different examples from different arrangers. Enjoy!
In this session we go over two tunes that you can take back to your band or other merry bunch of pipers to harmonize with! A stirring compound-time slow air called the Mingulay Boat Song and a 3/4 retreat march - Dream Valley. Enjoy
In this class, we take a tour of one of the slow airs in Oran Mor's "Medley 2" - the Mingulay Boat Song. This is a classic, but it's got a bit of a blue-grassy old time feel with some rich harmonies. Let's have a go at playing through the various melody and harmony lines!