'Light Music Technique' will teach you the finger technique of the Scottish ‘great Highland bagpipe’ or Irish ‘Warpipe’ as well as the Border/Reel and Scottish smallpipes. It extends the scale of the pipes from a nine note (standard scale) to a fourteen note extended scale including the addition of five accidentals. Furthermore, it introduces you to the important concept of 'beat position'. The concept of 'beat position' will have a positive effect on your expression of the music. The beat position of each embellishment is indicated in the notated examples and a metronome, accompanying the audio examples, enhances the learning experience. This innovative approach allows you to grasp the rhythmic subtleties of Scottish piping.
All terminology and notation is augmented with audio recordings and chanter animation. The chanter recordings have been made with a Deger chanter played by Allan MacDonald. Several innovative self-testing games allow you to challenge your listening- and notation-skills as well as your understanding of the pipers terminology.
'Light Music Technique' includes:
'Light Music Technique' requires: