The Five Deadly Sins of a Pipe Band Drum Corps

Published: April 30, 2011
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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Pipers: If your bass drone wants to roar when struck in, it might be riding high on the bottom pin. If so your reed might be too sharp. A quick fix, if time is short, is to put a bit of tape over a third to half of the bush at the top. This will flatten the drone and allow you to shortenit by moving the middle joint down the bottom pin.
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