Corn Rigs are Bonnie & A Man's a Man for A' That

The two tunes I have chosen, namely A Man's a Man for A' That & Corn Rigs are Bonnie are adapted from songs by Robert Burns are suggested as appropriate for use next month when celebrating Burns' birth, called Burns' Supper, around 25th January.

 

Listen to Bill's Audio Instruction for The Corn Rigs are Bonnie
Pipe Major Bill Robertson's audio lesson for the bagpipe tune The Corn Rigs are Bonnie
Listen to Bill's Audio Instruction for A Man's a Man for A' That
Pipe Major Bill Robertson's audio lesson for the bagpipe tune A Man's a Man for A' That

Download the Music Notation

Click to download the tune notation for A Man's a Man for A' That & Corn Rigs are Bonnie

Lesson Pointers for A Man's a Man for A' That & Corn Rigs are Bonnie

These tunes are in 2/4 time with two beats in the bar. As mentioned in the audio and video please pay attention to the basic downbeat and upbeat of the beats, especially the relative upbeat duration that tends to be neglected quite often even by very good pipers in 2/4 marches. These upbeats often have dotted notes that indicate certain relative duration. Endeavour to have clean/clear doublings and tachums that must not be too clipped as pointed out in the audio and video.

Additional Information

One tune can be for playing in the Haggis Party, and the other playing out after the Ode' etc. It is suggested once through parts when playing for such short distances etc.

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