The Five Deadly Sins of a Pipe Band Drum Corps

Published: April 30, 2011

No, greed sloth an envy don’t make this particular list, but find out what international drumming judge Greg Dinsdale lists as the biggest pitfalls of today’s drum sections. Coming from a drummer who has seen and played it all, his observations may surprise. Critical thinking for any band hoping to score well in ensemble.

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When tuning chanters one-to-one, make sure that the players play tunes with each other. This will allow the players to blow more naturally than playing scales.
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