It’s good to see that the former Grade 1 Denny & Dunipace Gleneagles teaching program is still active and paying off. Here is the band’s winning MSR performance from the Grade 4A contest at the British Pipe Band Championships. Good solid musicality throughout with good unison. A steady performance and presentation.
In this class Rob looks at the Strathspey idiom. Using the dance feel as a background he explores how to properly execute several tunes. Using these examples he looks at common issues that effect the quality of the strathspey feel.
In this class, we begin by talking about expression in bagpipe music. What are we actually trying to do here, at the root of all of the lingo? Then, we build the first two parts of this accessible strathspey.
Special thanks to John, Lee, and Bill for their great questions today! First: How do you use a manometer to help you calibrate your drone reeds? Answer: Use the manometer to find your maximum blowing deviation, and then make sure your drones shut off at that point. Next, we look at Lee's updated strathspey, which has improved greatly.