Piping Live! Day 1 – video highlights from piping & drumming’s greatest week

Published: August 12, 2014
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The 2014 Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival officially opened today, and pipes|drums Magazine was on the scene – or, rather, scenes, with multiple venues across the great city of Glasgow hosting events.

We hope that you enjoy this video medley of a few of the events that we were able to get to today, really just part of everything happening on Day 1 of six fantastic days of piping and drumming fun.

Stay tuned to pipes|drums Magazine for more from Piping Live!

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September 3, 2016Calgary Highland GamesSpringbank Park

September 3, 2016CANMORE HIGHLAND GAMESCanmore, AB

September 3, 2016151st Scottish Highland Gathering & GamesAlameda County Fairgrounds

October 1, 2016Australian Pipe Band ChampionshipsKnox Grammar School, Wahroonga, Sydney, Australia

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