pipetunes.ca presents . . . Tune of the Month: “The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society”

Published: August 31, 2010

Jim McGillivray continues his exclusive series with “The Royal Scottish Pipers’ Society,” one of the greatest marches ever composed – a tune from the pen of one of history’s most elusive and enigmatic subjects, Roderick Campbell. Subscribers to pipes|drums can enjoy a fascinating look into what’s known of Campbell’s life. Jim McGillivray also provides an instructional sound file of his own playing of the tune on the Deger pipe.

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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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