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Piping tutor

Post by marc » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:47 pm

Hi, All --

Anyone familiar with this tutor? http://www.shopcreator.com/mall/product ... 37/150219?

I thought I ask opinions before shelling out 20 Euros....

TIA,

m

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Re: Piping tutor

Post by Mike Hulme » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:58 pm

I think you would be better served with Heather Clarke's "New Approach to Uilleann Piping". The lessons are structured and the audio CD would be invaluable to a beginner.

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Re: Piping tutor

Post by Mr.Gumby » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:45 pm

I wonder if it's a reprint of the 1970s tutor or maybe an updated version. The accompanying CD is a possible indication it may be the latter.

FWIW, the 1970s tutor was the one of few available when I started. The Leo Rowsome one was the other one I had.

The NPU on-line and DVD tutors should probably make the best current tool for distance learning.
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Post by the plod » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:35 pm

That one has been around for a while now. You used to be able to buy it from the Armagh piper's club - not sure if you can still. I've always intended to buy it but have just never gotten around to it. Tiarnan O'Dunchiun is no slouch of a player (saw him at he St. Louis Tionol a few years back and it's written by the Vallely's. Certainly couldn't be any worse than the Spillane tutor and probably a a lot better.

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Post by the plod » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:37 pm

The Armagh Pipers club takes you back to the crow valley link, they have a few other tutors too.
http://www.armaghpipers.org/apc/publications/index.html

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Re: Piping tutor

Post by Mr.Gumby » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:47 pm

I see. It's the 1970s one so, un-revised. With a bit of determination you can pry useful things out of it (I know I did somehow) but it's on the same level of thinking as the Spillane one and there are better structured, more clearly explaining tutors to be found.
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Re: Piping tutor

Post by marc » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:44 am

Thanks, all --

Heard from Kirk and he tells me I can borrow his and look at it, so I will. I was intrigued at the CD though -- "no slouch" is a wee bit of understating, don't ya think, Jeff???

Anyway, thanks again. I've got the HJ Clarke tutor, but I thought it might be good to look at another.

Cheers!

m

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