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04-01-2005, 02:53 PM
Suggestions for Tenor strings? I didn't like the feel of the parachute cord..and shoe laces seem to wear through within a couple of weeks.
Also - does anyone have rythem and flourishing
written for Rainbow Country?
04-02-2005, 06:20 PM
Hey Tenor Baby,
Try opening up a topic from last month, there's pages and pages of suggestions of different strings that people use. Also, as for getting the flourishes for Rainbow Country, or any tune for that matter, don't forget that tenor scores follow the snare scores, so it's really impossible to just find a score and use it. You have to write one that will work with what the snares are playing. good luck!
Andrew Elliott aka Mr. Peanut
04-02-2005, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by Mr. Peanut:
Hey Tenor Baby,
Also, as for getting the flourishes for Rainbow Country, or any tune for that matter, don't forget that tenor scores follow the snare scores, so it's really impossible to just find a score and use it. You have to write one that will work with what the snares are playing. good luck!
Andrew Elliott aka Mr. Peanut Excellent advice Andrew. Tenor scores are not like pipe tunes or drum scores where you can use someone elses. Tenor scores are unique in the sense that they do have to follow the side scores that your particular band is playing. However, may you are looking for advice on how to interpret and write something that you could play?
04-02-2005, 09:57 PM
Suprisingly enough, Hockey Lace works GREAT! It lasts for quite a while, plus they are very comfortable. Hope you find what you like. :)
No, that's me over there...
04-04-2005, 08:43 AM
I think more than just the snare scores, the tenor scores should bridge the gap between the snares and the pipe scores as well.
After all, tenors are played in pitch, which now, theroetically, takes them OUT of the definition of percussion (as being "unpitched"), and into the area of being an actual "musical" instrument. The closest comparison would be to consider tenors as being very similar to orchestral tympani. They emphasize, or perhaps "punctuate" would be a better word, based on the musical score.
If you listen to the great bands using tenors now, I think you will find in many cases that the tenors are not simply playing along with the snares, but are playing scores that interlink components of the pipe scores with the snares