October 13, 2005

Hey, B

The B gracenote in grips, taorluaths and crunluaths from D make no sense and without doubt started as a practical joke by someone who could only talk, and could never actually play, a good tune.

If Scotland’s Joint Committee, which meets on October 30, wants to do something really positive for piping, they would decree that said technique from D will now require not a B gracenote, but a D. Settle it once and for all. Put the B back where it belongs: in the 20th century.

The treacherous B gracenote is an asinine convention that does nothing for the music and serves only to provide an easy excuse to put a piper out of a competition.

Ban the B.





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