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Forum: Bass Sections 02-27-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 892
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Clamore bass and tenor drims

I have had a couple of emails asking if I am still making drums since my web page was down, The answer is yes. It took some time but I have updated it. You can see it at www.claymoredrums.com.
Forum: Side / Snare 02-10-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By Mark Humphrey
rhythem

Thought this might be of interest.

http://youtu.be/ZZJPnAer7EM
Forum: Competing Pipers 03-23-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,193
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: EUSPBA g4 "mini" MSR

I believe that this whole thing speaks of a bigger issue. When as a idiom are we going to understand that we would achieve much more if we worked together as one.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-23-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,416
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: The Inner Game of Music

Yes, I have used this book for both my personal playing and for teaching with great successes. One technique that I use from the book is to visualize the persons playing I would like to emulated in...
Forum: Music 12-14-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By Mark Humphrey
music question

Is the tune The Hag's Dance and the Old woman's Dance the same tune. If not could you direct me to a recording of the The Hag's Dance.

Thanks Much
Mark H
Forum: Side / Snare 11-15-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,463
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: Opinions on the Winter Storm Workshop

I would like to see classes that deal with none playing subjests.

How to run a successful band

What does it take to be a PM/LD

Setting up a teaching program

Have a number of people...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-30-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,681
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: Grade 3 Medley's

You have hit the nail on the head, so to speak. There is a saying that go's, "You don't have to play what the grade I bands are playing to win, you just have to sound like them. A number of years ago...
Forum: Pipe Bands 08-04-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,329
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Montreal games

Who else went to the Montreal Games and what did you think of the new set up?
Forum: Side / Snare 07-12-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: Name of Forgotten Drums - 1980's

Yes, I remember them but as far as I know they did not have a name.
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-01-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,021
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: Grade 4 medley selection?

I would suggest that you hirer someone that you respect who has been there, done that and bought the T-shirt. Have them listen to your band and then have them make recommendations on what tunes would...
Forum: Side / Snare 06-25-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,605
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: Duthart Mystery Notation

Well, I never noticed the difference in the scores before. I am looking at an original copy handed out by Alex and it has a different gracing than what's in the book. In the original it is written as...
Forum: Side / Snare 06-24-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,605
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: Duthart Mystery Notation

You will find the same notation in the hornpipe Lucy Cassidy written in 1975, and it is played the way it is written as stated before. Some of my fondest memories are those hot North Carolina days at...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-16-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,621
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: Grade 2 Bands

It is interesting to note that for the most part the most successful grade II bands are in isolated areas where it is not easy to get to grade I bands. As it has been pointed out before, the...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-03-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,995
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: How to tell the person talking to you doesn't know anything about bagpipes....

A lady came up to me, a drummer, and asked were she could get a set of pipes for her son. Does he play, I asked? No, replied the lady but he has 8 years of clarinet.
Forum: Side / Snare 04-21-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,482
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: Leggato Drums

Terry's first carbon fiber drum was a snare drum back in the mid 80's I think. He is now making snare,tenors and bass drums, these ones do not look like the original at all. The clamping system for...
Forum: Side / Snare 04-08-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,482
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: Leggato Drums

As I remember they were made in Australia. They were the right drum at the right time and made a big splash. The problem was they had many design faults, and parts were hard to get. They were finally...
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-03-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,011
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Balmoral Pipe band

The grade III Balmoral Pipe band of Pittsburgh has folded.
Forum: Pipe Bands 01-29-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,244
Posted By Mark Humphrey
feeder bands

A few months ago I posed the question should there be a time limit on how long a band could stay in grade V. Many mentioned that grade V band are feeder bands. So the question is, if societies...
Forum: Industry News 01-01-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 954
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Claymore bass and tenors

We at Claymore are pleased to announce that we have two new offerings and an improvement.

1) A weight loss program for your bass or tenors using our new application of our tensioning system.
...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-02-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,993
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: EUSPBA rule change for instructors playing lead

Sorry, it says a player from a higher grade band.
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-02-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,993
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: EUSPBA rule change for instructors playing lead

Am I reading the rule wrong for the EUSPBA? As I read it, it says that a LD/PM from a higher grade band can play for a lower grade band as long as they register by march 1. It does not mention grades...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-01-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,993
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: EUSPBA rule change for instructors playing lead

The way I read the new rule is, the PI can not be the LD/PM in grades 5 and 4 and the PI has been eliminated from grade III. The current rule ( until 2011) is that the PI could be the LD/PM in grades...
Forum: Pipe Bands 11-26-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,993
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: EUSPBA rule change for instructors playing lead

The current rule allows PI to be LD or PM in grades 5,4, and 3. The rule change would not allow PI to do that in grade 5 and 4 and eliminates the PI altogether in grade 3. This is not a good rule...
Forum: Pipe Bands 11-25-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,993
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: EUSPBA rule change for instructors playing lead

This issue has been kidded around for sometime, I can only tell you that as a long time instructor (43 years) the playing instructor rule is very important in the development of drum corps.

A...
Forum: Side / Snare 11-19-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,462
Posted By Mark Humphrey
Re: Left handed snare drumming

What he is say is, the sticking is the same just a mirror image of what a dominate right hander would play,

right handed RLRR left handed LRLL
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