July 31, 2001

Shotts Player Launches ‘Tenor Drummer’

Scott Currie, a member of the 2000 World Champion Shotts & Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band‘s bass section, has launched Tenor Drummer, “the home of pipe band tenor drumming on the Web.”

The site is the first ever forum or publication dedicated exclusively to tenor drumming.

“I decided to start this Web site with a view to getting the tenor drumming community together and talking in order to find out what everyone’s thoughts were on the subject,” said Currie. “Tenor drumming is a very technically intricate art and I don’t think that tenor drummers always get the recognition that they truly deserve, so I felt that this web site would be a small contribution towards enhancing the reputation of tenor drumming throughout the pipe band world.”

The site shares information on a broad array of tenor drumming aspects, from different styles of playing, to various methods and techniques, to tuition resources. A chat area is dedicated to live dialogue on the art, and a products section highlights recent developments on the merchandise side.

While the site is Currie’s brainchild, he has secured the services of three of the world’s top tenor drummers to comprise a panel of experts. Trevor Buckley, Field Marshal Montgomery; Stephen McQuillan, Boghall & Bathgate; and Tyler Fry, 78th Fraser Highlanders will act as correspondents on the site and answer any questions that tenor drummers may have.

Currie continued: “Tenor Drummer may have found its niche at a time when tenor drumming is reaching a very good quality, but still needs to be promoted amongst its peers in piping and snare drumming.”

According to one pipe band insider, “Tenor drumming seems to be all the rage today, which is amazing, considering it was almost dead only six or so years ago.”


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