10 Questions With . . . Donald Mackay

Published: October 31, 2006

When Donald Mackay was appointed Pipe-Major of the Strathclyde Police Pipe Band in October 2004, those who did not know his abilities and personality may have wondered, “Who?” But those . . .

 
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TIP OF THE DAY
Tenor drummers: When composing rhythmical passages in a tenor drum score, don’t just think about replicating the accented phrases within the snare score, but give equal consideration towhat is happening in the melody. Question your composition. For example, if a triplet occurs in the snare score,check if that triplet exists in the melody. If not,ask yourself if there is any value to that triplet being incorporated into the tenor score. That’s just a short example, but applying that principle is a small step towards improving ensemble.
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