Fairytale of New York

Published: May 31, 2012

New York Metro Pipe Band Pipe-Major Michael Mahoney reviews the May 4, 2012, concert at Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York City.

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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.
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