For this bagpipe lesson Pipe Major Bill Robertson explains playing the tune Shores of Argyll. Bill breaks the lesson down into sections with commentary for each section.
The tune is set as a retreat air and it is not known who the composer is.
I prefer to play retreat airs at about 84 beats per minute or slightly less than that. I believe this to be appropriate for retreat airs as it brings out the melody well, with controlled beats and it also allows for doublings, strikes, and grips to be executed with good clean clarity.
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