Registered Charity No. XT38066

nireland college of piping

City East Business Centre, 68-72 Newtownards Rd, Belfast, BT4 1GW   |  Telephone: 028 90941659

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EST. 1980

Grade 1

Practical Piping

 

Grade 1

  • Notes on Practice Chanter

  • Gracenotes on High G and High A

  • Set Pieces

  • Aural tests and sight reading

  • Note values, Treble Clef

 

Grade 2

  • Strikes

  • G, D, & E gracenotes

  • The Tachum or Scotch Snap

  • Doublings on High A & High G

  • Doublings, Half Doublings & High A Doublings on E, F, C, B & Low A.

  • Doublings on C & B followed by an E gracenote

  • Set Pieces

  • Aural Test and sight reading

  • Note values, Treble Clef

 

Grade 3

  • Throw and all Doublings and Strikes on D

  • The Birl

  • Grips

  • Throws to B and C

  • Set Pieces

  • Aural test and sight reading

  • Note values, Treble and Bass Clefs

 

 

 

Practical Drumming

Grade 1

  • Single Strokes

  • The Paradiddle and Accented Paradiddle

  • The Long Roll (Open)

  • Set Pieces

  • Aural tests and sight reading

  • Note values, Treble Clef

 

 

 

Grade 2

  • The Triplet

  • The Duplet

  • Simple & Compound Duple Time

  • Compound Triple Time

  • The Flam and accents

  • The Closed Drag

  • Roll Movements; 5, 7, 9 Stroke Roll

  • Set Pieces

  • Aural Test and sight reading

  • Note values, Treble Clef

Grade 3

  • Accented Paradiddles

  • Flam Tap and Flam Paradiddles

  • Rolls, Paradiddles and Triplets

  • Thirteen Stroke Roll

  • Buzz Strokes

  • Set Pieces

  • Aural test and sight reading

  • Note values, Treble and Bass Clefs

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  • Theory of Music

Grade 1

  • The Treble Clef

  • Notes on Practice Chanter

  • Note Values

  • Beats and Bars

  • Musical Sounds

  • Embellishments, single gracenotes

 

Grade 2

  • Note Values

  • Rests

  • Lengthening of notes

  • Simple & Compound Time

  • Double Barlines and Incomplete Bars

  • Embellishments: Doublings, Drags, Flams, Paradiddles

 

Grade 3

  • Staffs and Clefs

  • Note stems

  • Semitone and accidentals

  • Octaves and Scales

  • Range of Pipes and Drums

  • Brace and Full Band Scores

  • Characteristics of Sound, Intonation, Frequency, Vibration

  • Embellishments, Grips and Four Stroke Rough

  • Tuning of the pipe and drum

  • Maintenance of Instruments

                                                                                    The NIPDS is an

                                            Associate College of The College of Piping, Glasgow

                                                           Funded by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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