The pipes|drums Survey

Published: May 31, 2008

The world’s pipers and drummers tell you how they feel about mid-section instruments and judging and how many bass and tenors should be allowed

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The pipes|drums Survey

Published: December 31, 2007

The world’s pipers and drummers tell you how they feel about the size of pipe band sections, overall membership rosters, and competition circles

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The pipes|drums Survey

Published: September 30, 2007

You told us what you think of professional development for and testing of judges, and here are the illuminating results

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The pipes|drums Survey

Published: March 31, 2007

Results from our research on the roles and numbers of pipe band judges

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The pipes|drums Survey

Published: December 31, 2006

Results from our October ’06 research on executive leadership

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The pipes|drums Survey

Published: December 31, 1999

The world’s pipers and drummers tell you how they feel about mid-section instruments and judging and how many bass and tenors should be allowed

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TIP OF THE DAY
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