Stirling Castle - Strathspey

For this bagpipe lesson Pipe Major Bill Robertson explains playing the tune Stirling Castle. Bill breaks the lesson down into sections with commentary for each section.


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Stirling Castle - Strathspey

Download the Music Notation for Stirling Castle

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Lesson Pointers for Stirling Castle

Observe the four beats to the bar, the relative controlled duration of dotted notes akin to the dance.Tempo depending on recital, dance, or pipe band, about 120 BPM; recital slightly steadier tempo.

This tune goes well with the strathspey Balmoral Castle

Additional Information

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The tune I have chosen for this bagpipe lesson is the strathspey, Stirling Castle. The Castle is the present Headquarters of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, and the location of the Regiment's Museum. See Wikipedia on Stirling Castle for good details.

The tune is suitable for advanced beginner and advanced pipers.


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