The Royal Scots Cap Badge

 

A Bagpipe Lesson For Caber Feidh - 4/4 March

This traditional always popular March is also in other forms as Strathspey, Reel, and more relatively recent times a Jig. It was the Regimental March (March Past) of the Seaforth Highlanders, 72nd and 78th regiment of the British Army.

Caber Feidh - 4/4 March
Interesting story at Wikipedia on Piper J.C. Richardson VC, and how his lost bagpipes were found. Piper Richardson was a member of the same Canadian regiment.

Cabar Feidh means the "Deer's head" or "Deer's antlers" of the MacKenzie clan.

 

Lesson Pointers

 

A fairly simple melody that is suitable for later beginners and onwards.

There are four beats to the bar in Simple Time. Tempo for musical performance would be about 84-90 BPM; a bit faster for others to march to. It is advisable when first encountering a tune to study the music carefully, play slowly and correctly in little one or two bar groupings at a time with repeats as necessary to become more familiar with rhythm and good clarity of execution.

The basic beat rhythm of the Simple Time tunes is say as in the first bar beats: Down/Up, Down/Up, Down/Up, and Down /Up, when beating time. Pipers tend to neglect the downbeat by moving from it a shade too early relatively especially when the two tied notes in a beat are of equal value i.e. two eighth notes or quavers.

There is plenty of time in such tunes as this one to have good execution of the embellishments and controlled regular rhythm. Memorize in each two bar mini-phrases, or short clauses, and find how some are repeated in each part. When bringing to mind a tune, simply think of the first bar of the tune, and it comes.

 

Download The Music Notation.

 

Music Notation Click to download the tune notation for Caber Feidh - 4/4 March

 

Listen To Bill's Audio Instruction.

 


(Note: If you are using Internet Explorer click twice on the triangle.)

 

Watch Bill's Video Instruction.

 

 

Do you like the lesson for XXX

 

Return from Caber Feidh - March back to Bagpipe Tunes

 

 



[ ?] Subscribe To
This Site

XML RSS
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Add to Newsgator
Subscribe with Bloglines

Subscribe to
Tune of the Month

Bill publishes a bagpipe lesson every month. Take advantage of this FREE resource by subscribing to it.

Email

Name


Then



Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Tune Off The Month.
| Privacy Policy | Disclaimer Statement | Contact Bill |

Bills Contact Number: +64 9 534 8553              Skype: royal.scot

Return to top

Free bagpipe lessons for popular bagpipe tunes.

Copyright @ 2004 – 2014, by Greg Barnes, bagpipe-tutorials.com
No reproduction permitted without permission.