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A bagpipe lesson for, The Caledonian Society of London

Strathspey

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The Caledonian Society of London was formed is a society of Scotsman domocile in London with purpose to bring togther those with a kindred spirit for fellowship and to encourage charatable works. Formed in 1837 it is focused advancing Scotish cultural and philanthropic interests.

The society had a pivotal role in the formation of the London Scottish Regiment and supports the endeavours education and welfare endeavours of Scotscare and The Royal Caledonian Education Trust.

For more information please see this link: www.calsoclondon.org

The Caledonian Society of London

Lesson Pointers

The tune is considered to be more suitable for the intermediate and advanced pipers.

Maintain four beats to the bar that helps to keep control of the regular rhythm of the dance that has a kind of bounce to the steps and in the playing.

Avoid dropping off some beats early as happens at times even with the best pipers. In general attention to the dotted notes relative duration helps. One example that tends to happen is in the first two parts second and sixth bars C to longer low A. The low A after the common open type C doubling often does not have the rest of the beat relative duration (dotted note). I’ll try to remember to show it in the relative video.

Triplets or triplings as we tend to say in Piping that occur often in this tune must have the clarity of the three notes with the third longest note relatively long enough within the beat values.

The audio comentry below has more detail than the video, so please use it often enough as necessary.

Download The Music Notation.

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The Caledonian Society of London - Strathspey
Pipe Major Bill Robertson's audio recording of the lesson for the The Caledonian Society of London

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The Caledonian Society of London - Strathspey
Pipe Major Bill Robertson's video lesson for the strathspey - The Caledonian Society of London
 

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