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

Level 2

Practical Piping

 

Grade 4

  • The Taorluath, all notes

  • The Crunluath

  • Hi-Bi-Ba or Bubbly note

  • Set Pieces: March, 2 part strathspey, 2 part reel

  • Aural test and sight reading

  • Note values, Treble and Bass Clefs

 

 

Grade 5

  • Crunluath Breabach

  • Quickstep Triple movements

  • Double striking on D

  • Double striking on High A

  • Further Strikes in Quicksteps

  • Set Pieces, Slow Air, 2/4 march, 4 part strathspey, 4 part reel

  • Aural test  and sight reading

  • Note values Treble and Bass Clefs

 

 

Practical Drumming

 

Grade 4

  • Single Strokes, Alternating hands

  • Dot & Cut Paradiddle and incorporating Flams

  • Flam Tap with Dot & Cut and incorporating Drags

  • Dot & Cut on Rolls and Triplets

  • Flam Whip

  • Flam Triplet

  • American Single Drag

  • Single ratamacue

  • Set Pieces: March, 2 part strathspey, 2 part reel

  • Note values, Treble and Bass Clefs

 

Grade 5

  • Four Stroke rough

  • Swiss rough

  • Double Flam and Triple Flams

  • Paradiddles incorporating the above

  • Single stroke runs and drags

  • Five stroke accented roll

  • Rolls and singles (buzzes)

  • Triplets

  • Flam Tap andTap Flam

  • Four and five stroke roll

  • Triplets incorporating Flam Whip and Swiss rough

  • Three Pace roll

  • Buzz strokes

 

 

 

Theory of Music

 

Grade 4

  • Key Signatures and relevance to pipe music

  • Musical Instruments, Woodwind and Percussion

  • Accent & Rhythm

  • Tempo & Time

  • Variations of Time

  • Irregular Groups

  • Motive & Motive Development

  • Phrase & Phrasing

  • Musical Punctuation

  • Introductory Rolls

  • Care and Maintenance of bagpipe & drum

  • Embellishments, Taorluaths & Rolls

  • Hints for Sight-reading

 

 

Grade 5

  • Scales, degrees and intervals

  • Key signatures

  • Grouping of notes

  • Use of rests and music writing

  • Score writing from memory

  • Rhythmical structures

  • Musical instruments, brass, strings and keyboard

  • Pipe reeds

                                                                                    The NIPDS is an

                                            Associate College of The College of Piping, Glasgow

                                                           Funded by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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