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Published: November 30, 2011

Michael Grey reviews Allan MacDonald’s second book of bagpipe music, “The Moidart Collection II, An Dara Ceud (The Second Hundred),” which also includes a CD with every tune performed by MacDonald.

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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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