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Forum: Adult Pipers 03-26-2014, 07:33 AM
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Posted By David
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

Tension--the Death Grip. One thing that helps is giving students a number of flowing, unpointed melodies that allow their fingers to keep forward momentum going, with no braking of motion. The...
Forum: Adult Pipers 03-25-2014, 12:06 AM
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Posted By David
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

Indeed acquiescence to senescence is no way to learn or teach. Shoot for the moon, and who cares if one ends up on top of the hill at the edge of town? One thing that is certain, older players...
Forum: Adult Pipers 03-24-2014, 02:55 PM
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Posted By David
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

I saw that clearly, but was adding something into the mix. The point being the ability to play fast enough that a reel or jig or hornpipe sounds musical. Obviosly, just picking up the tempo a bit, or...
Forum: Adult Pipers 03-24-2014, 01:11 AM
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Views: 10,833
Posted By David
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

Just goes to show what a great influence a well-directed musical pipe band can be!

After teaching off and on for several decades, I have to disagree about

"But I know for a fact all actually...
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-10-2014, 10:31 PM
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Posted By David
Re: Adult learners who can play straths, reels, jigs and h'pipes.

This topic is, to an extent, frustrating for me. The corpus of tunes for the Highland pipes is vast. There are many simple jigs and reels and hornpipes. A very open tune without any complex phrases...
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