A Bagpipe lesson For Miss Proud
The composer for Miss Proud is unknown. However the tune has enjoyed popularity with some famous pipers. The foremost Pipe Major Alasdair Gillies played this reel in his March, Strathspey, and Reel set when he won that section at the Glenfiddich Championships, Blair Castle, 1985. I consider Alasdair as the best in his day as a March, Strathspey, and Reel player, especially his reels.
Also of note, the famous Pipe Major Donald MacLeod MBE included Miss Proud in some of his good recordings.
The above images provided courtesy of Pipe Major Alisdair Gillies website
The tune is a competition type reel, two beats to the bar, and although pointed (relative duration of dotted notes and cut/shorter notes) the music must not be too clipped relatively on the shorter notes to enable the smoother rhythm of the reel and clarity of execution to prevail.
The transcription of the music below is different from that in Pipe Major Willie Ross' Book 1 in respect of the following:
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