The Young MacGregor - March

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

Listen to Bill's Audio Instruction
The Young MacGregor - March

Download the Music Notation for The Young MacGregor

Click to download the tune notation for The Young MacGregor

Lesson Pointers for The Young MacGregor

The Young MacGregor should have good value upbeats most notably on high "As", "Es", and "D" (as in fourth bar each part). Downbeat "Es" sing out nearly all the way. Keep the flow, and clarity especially of certain cuttings .i.e. When approaching many cuttings there is a very short 32nd note leading into the cutting that must have enough clarity/relaxation to allow the cutting execution to have the high G grace note clearly on the next 32nd to the good upbeat note. Avoid crushing the two 32nd notes as often happen in bands too.

Use the video and listen perceptively more so to the more detailed mp3 audio often enough.

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