Barbara's Jig - Traditional

This bagpipe lesson is for Barbara's Jig - Traditional with the 3rd and 4th part by Duncan Johnstone. Bill breaks the lesson down into sections with commentary for each section.


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Lesson Pointers for Barbara's Jig

Simply, the beat rhythm of: 1,2,3-; 1,2,3-; and so-on all the way.

Have clean grace notes on relevant them notes. Relax.

Early on take two bars sections at a time slowly enough to grasp.

Born in Glasgow of Hebridean parentage, Duncan began his piping career at an early age with instruction from his father. Thereafter, he had tuition from 

Angus Campbell of Ballachulish who recognised Duncan’s outstanding talents.

Duncan JohnstoneDuncan Johnstone 1925 – 1999

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He was a well-respected teacher at Home, and a very popular choice at numerous summer schools in North America. As a composer he excelled.</p>

One of Duncan's proudest moments was when he won the first of a series of the Scottish Pipers’ Association Knockout Competition in !964, against his dear friend, Pipe Major Donald MacLeod. He won again in 1966.

Stuart Finlayson, one of New Zealand’s top pipers of some years ago when competing in solo events in Scotland with some good success, had some time with Duncan on furthering his Piping.

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