Alistair begins his Advanced Scottish Fiddle Technique course by looking at a four part 2/4 Pipe March by Angus Lawrie from Oban called George McHardy. This Post is only available to
Advanced Scottish Fiddle Techniques
Improve your musicianship and repertoire with this course for the advanced player
The Advanced Scottish Fiddle Techniques course is for those who are fairly confident players who would like to improve their musicality.
A lot of emphasis is placed on bowing and ornamentation in this course and several less familiar keys are played including E Major and G Minor.
Similar rhythms and styles from the Intermediate course are here, however they are at a more challenging level.
Course Syllabus & Structure
|George McHardy||26m 57s|
|The Sands of Murness||21m 12s|
|The Marquis of Tullibardine||20m 25s|
|Lady Ann Hope's Favourite||22m 27s|
|Mrs A. McGlashan||20m 02s|
|The Auchterarder VIP||20m 37s|
|Ian and Kai's Trip to Thompson Island||18m 12s|
|Rosemary Brown||19m 40s|
|The Cat and The Dog||25m 29s|
|The Brig o' Potarch||20m 47s|
|The Hills of Kaitoke||18m 45s|
|The Dashing White Eejit||19m 56s|
Each lesson is split into 4 or 5 clips depending on the type of tune.
This could be:
1. A Brief Intro and Play Through
2. A tutorial on the ‘A’ Section
3. A tutorial on the ‘B’ Section
4. A tutorial on ornamentation.
Your Tutor -
Alistair McCulloch hails from Ayr in Scotland and is one of the country’s best known fiddle performers, teachers and composers with many appearances on radio and television. Past winner of many fiddle championships, Alistair is fiddle instructor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
The Alistair McCulloch Trio features Aaron Jones of Old Blind Dogs, and former Capercaillie whistle wizard Marc Duff. His playing has seen him confirmed “as one of the finest fiddlers and composers of his generation” by The Living Tradition.
Alistair teaches the brilliant strathspey The Sands of Murness by Shetlander Frank Jamieson, who wrote some amazing tunes. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
Alistair moves on to the reel The Marquis of Tullibardine by John Crerar, a pupil of Niel Gow in the 18th Century. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
Alistair now turns his attention to a beautiful slow air from the 18th Century by Niel Gow; a lesser known air called Lady Ann Hope’s Favourite. This Post is only available
This time Alistair focuses on a Jig in an unsual key – G Minor. Written in the 19th Century by John McGlashan. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
A technical hornpipe this time written by Dundonian Angus Fitchett dedicated to Irish accordionist Paddy Neary. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
A newer style of piece this time; the slow reel. Written by Alistair in 2014 it’s called Ian & Kai’s Trip to Thompson Island. This Post is only available to subscribed
A lovely waltz written by english fiddler Pat Shuldhum Shaw who also wrote the very popular Margaret’s Waltz. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login
Another different type of tune this time, the slip jig in 9/8 time. A pipe tune from Benbecula in the Western Isles called The Cat and The Dog. This Post is
Alistair returns to the strathspey to teach one written by the legendary ‘Strathspey King’ James Scott Skinner, which contains updriven bows as a technical feature. This Post is only available to
Alistair teaches a contemporary slow reel in E Major, written by Catherine Fraser of Adelaide, named after Camp Kaitoke, New Zealand, where the annual Southern Hemisphere International School of Scottish Fiddle is
A great tune with a great name, Alistair’s final lesson in his Advanced Scottish Techniques course is this reel by Allan Henderson. This Post is only available to subscribed members. Login