A video chat with 2011 World Solo Drumming Champion Steven McWhirter

Published: October 31, 2011

The two-time winner of solo pipe band drumming’s highest award lets pipes|drums subscribers in on his preparation, strategy and the importance of having a musically compatible piping accompaniment. McWhirter also lets viewers in on one of his secrets to gaining sympathetic integration with tempo and the beat.

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Often the strong accent is more suited to the third beat in strathspeys, not the first. Do not fixate on the medium and weak accents. If your strong one is dominant and in the right place the others will fall musically in the proper place with the correct level of accent.
Colin MacLellan, Edinburgh

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