The 4th part isn't explitly challenging, but we do have a lot of pesky short-F-to-E-doubling combinations that could be the bane of a player that doesn't (a) know about it or (b) practice it! Let's dive in and complete the learning of this tune together.
Chances are, if you currently are thinking "I don't rush the beat".... you're rushing the beat! Let's have a closer look at the concepts behind rhythmic accuracy - and why it's basic human nature to rush the beat as a learning piper.
This is one of the peskiest problems in bagpipe technique: Going from a short F directly into an E doubling! As we'll find in this lesson, it generally has to do with a synchronization error on the G gracenote of the doubling. Let's dive in.
As we will see in this lesson, Caledonian Canal is a great beginner/intermediate strathspey. It's not "easy," but has a simple construction that will allow us to dig in to the art of playing strathspeys without requiring tons of complex material.
In this class Robert explains and demonstrates how to tap out the monotones of different types of tunes. He discusses how to properly tap out and understand this invaluable exercise. Well worth a listen!