PR for pipe bands: a pipes|drums primer

Published: May 31, 2007

Part 2 of our exclusive, plain-language, how-to guide to getting your band known so that it’s more likely to get what it wants

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PR for pipe bands: a pipes|drums primer

Published: October 31, 2006

An exclusive, plain-language, how-to guide to getting your band known so that it’s more likely to get what it wants

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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