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Lesson 1, Topic 53
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I Laid a Herring in Salt

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This is a tune of traditional Scottish jig origins with the first and second parts arranged by Donald MacLeod (1916-1982), and the 3rd and 4th parts written by him. The title refers to salting fish to preserve it or when baking. The tune has been used very successfully in competition and presents the idiom well. It is an example of how Donald MacLeod ably brought his brilliance to whatever he touched.

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Lessons and Content

Tune Building - Learning Tempo

First Part - Half Tempo
Part 1 - Bars 1 & 2
Part 1 - Bars 3 & 4
Part 1 - Bars 5 & 6
Part 1 - Bars 7 & 8
Second Part - Half Tempo
Part 2 - Bars 1 & 2
Part 2 - Bars 3 & 4
Third Part - Half Tempo
Part 3 - Bars 1 & 2
Part 3 - Bars 3 & 4
Fourth Part - Half Tempo
Part 4 - Bars 1 & 2
Part 4 - Bars 3 & 4
Part 4 - Bars 5 & 6 of Repeat

Tune Building - Intermediate Performance Tempo

First Part - Full Tempo
Second Part - Full Tempo
Third Part - Full Tempo
Fourth Part - Full Tempo