Graham in command at Arisaig

Published: July 31, 2012
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Arisaig, Scotland – July 25, 2012 – Jonathan Graham enjoyed a fine day in the West Highlands at the Arisaig Highland Games, with the Skurr of Eigg as a backdrop.

1st Jonathan Graham, “Corrienessan’s Salute”
2nd Donald MacLeod, “The Blind Piper’s Obstinacy”
3rd Ed McIlwaine, “The King’s Taxes”
4th Greg Wilson, “Salute to Donald”
5th Liz Cherry, “Lament for the Only Son”

Judge: Iain MacFadyen

1st Decker Forrest
2nd Jonathan Graham
3rd Greg Wilson
4th Donald MacLeod

Strathspey & Reel
1st Decker Forrest
2nd Jonathan Graham
3rd Donald MacLeod
4th Jamie Hawke

1st Decker Forrest
2nd Donald MacLeod
3rd Greg Wilson
4th Jonathan Graham

A. MacLean judged all of the light music events.

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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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