McCready starts Scottish season in good form at Highlands & Islands

Published: May 31, 2012
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Oban, Scotland – May 5, 2012 – Gordon McCready of Renfrew, Scotland, enjoyed a first and a second in the A-Grade events at the annual Highland & Islands Festival competitions.

Piobaireachd
1st Gordon McCready
2nd Fiona Manson, Glasgow
3rd Finlay Johnstone, Glasgow
4th Jenny Hazzard, Edinburgh
5th Euan MacCrimmon, Oban, Scotland

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1st Gordon Bruce, Edinburgh
2nd Gordon McCready
3rd Alisdair Henderson, Dunoon, Scotland
4th Finlay Johnstone
5th Jenny Hazzard

Hugh MacCallum and Iain MacFadyen judged both 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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