Constructing a medley from a mid-section’s perspective: a new approach to making voices heard

Published: October 31, 2010
Constructing a medley from a mid-section’s perspective: a new approach to making voices heard Published: October 31, 2010

Peel Regional Police Mid-Section Leader Kyle Heaney guides pipes|drums subscribers through the band's concerted development of its 2010 number-one medley, proving that a cohesive strategy, with all three band leaders working together, can produce the desired orchestration. The article includes example audio files to illustrate his points, in an aspect of pipe band music that is rapidly evolving.

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Rests/silence can be extremely effective in drum scores. Medleys written with little or no rests can sound bland and monotonous.
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