Lesson 1, Topic 47
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Pipe Major George Allan

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Pipe Major George Allan - First Part (Tune Building)

Bar 1:

Watch out for Gracenote Sync Errors here to the E Doubling.

Bar 2:

Nice Dot-Cut Scale Run, keep it in time with the click.

Phrase 1:

Let's try it together.

Bar 3:

Again, watch for Grace Note Sync Error to E and Lift Drop Crossing Noises.

Bar 4:

Make sure everything lines up perfectly with the click. Don't move on until it's easy, clean and on the beat.

Phrase 2:

Again, no crossing noises, there could be many!

Line 1:

Hone in on the steady click of your metronome.

Phrase 3:

Recycled Material: We've seen this material before, earlier in the tune! So, there's no need to learn this bit again (as long as you did a good job the first time around!)

Same as line 1

Ending Phrase:

Watch for any Grace Note Sync and Crossing Noises.

Line 2:

Zone in on the click and let your technique shine through.

Whole Part (1st Time):

Keep everything nice and steady.

Pipe Major George Allan - Second Part (Tune Building)

Bar 1:

Work on nice clean note changes, no Lift-Drop Crossing Noises allowed.

Bar 2:

Another fun scale run, don't rush or fall behind.

Phrase 1:

Keep those note changes clean but effecient. Zone in on the Metronome.

Bar 3:

Similar to bar 1 but let's try it on it's own.

Bar 4:

Recycled Material: We've seen this material before, earlier in the tune! So, there's no need to learn this bit again (as long as you did a good job the first time around!)

Repeat of 1st part.

Phrase 2:

Keep on the groove and the click.

Line 1:

Okay let's put this line together, watch out for those little catches and crossing noises.

Phrase 3:

Recycled Material: We've seen this material before, earlier in the tune! So, there's no need to learn this bit again (as long as you did a good job the first time around!)

A teeny change here, but essentially recycled.

Ending Phrase:

Recycled Material: We've seen this material before, earlier in the tune! So, there's no need to learn this bit again (as long as you did a good job the first time around!)

Common ending phrase with small change in pick ups notes.

Line 2:

Okay let's put everything together. Make sure you are staying on the beat.

Whole Part (1st Time):

Let's get in the groove and knock out this part.

Pipe Major George Allan - Third Part (Tune Building)

Bar 1:

Here's the real test of fusing the ASAP F into the E Doubling.Get the Grace Notes right or this part will be very tricky.

Bar 2:

Pay super attention to the Grace Notes, Do NOT make them up.

Phrase 1:

Again, don't move on until the Grace Notes are 100% correct.

Bar 3:

Recycled Material: We've seen this material before, earlier in the tune! So, there's no need to learn this bit again (as long as you did a good job the first time around!)

Same as Bar 1

Bar 4:

Same as bar 3, just take it slow.

Phrase 2:

New Bar 4! Keep this one in control and don't rush.

Line 1:

It's all about staying on the beat and playing cleanly.

Phrase 3:

Recycled Material: We've seen this material before, earlier in the tune! So, there's no need to learn this bit again (as long as you did a good job the first time around!)

Same as above

Ending Phrase:

Recycled Material: We've seen this material before, earlier in the tune! So, there's no need to learn this bit again (as long as you did a good job the first time around!)

Same ending phrase.

Line 2:

Okay let's add up the new and the old phrases to make our 2nd line. Sync up with the metronome

Whole Part (1st Time):

Keep everything groovy here, nice sync with your metronome with good technique throughout.

Pipe Major George Allan - Fourth Part (Tune Building)

Phrase 1:

This is like the second part, but really goes for the gold!

Bar 3:

Recycled Material: We've seen this material before, earlier in the tune! So, there's no need to learn this bit again (as long as you did a good job the first time around!)

Same as before.

Bar 4:

Small Change from Bar 4 of the 3rd part.

Phrase 2:

Let's try this fun ending.

Line 1:

Concentrated Playing: Listen to the click and be one with it. NO CROSSING NOISES ALLOWED 🙂

Phrase 3:

Small Change in the Dot-Cut pattern in beat two of Bar 6. Let's try it.

Ending Phrase:

Recycled Material: We've seen this material before, earlier in the tune! So, there's no need to learn this bit again (as long as you did a good job the first time around!)

Common Ending.

Line 2:

Let's put everything together.

Whole Part (1st Time):

Here comes the whole part! Get a groovey groove going and stay in it.