Balloch Highland Games

July 19, 2014
Balloch, United Kingdom

Highlights of this fantastic spectacle include Highlands dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war, wrestling and, of course, tossing the caber. Pipe bands grades 2-4, nov juvenile and drum majors

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Balloch Highland Games

July 16, 2004
Balloch, Scotland, United Kingdom

Light Music only – commencing 1 p.m. – Entry on Field. Also Junior Piping. Secretary: D. Thornton. 414 Papport, Alexandria. Tel: 01389754995.

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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.
Scott Currie, SC Drumming, Uddingston, Scotland

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