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Forum: Bass Sections 10-23-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Flourish Style history

One guy that influenced my flourishes back in the 70's was Andy Miller from Clan McFarland. He had a style all his own back then. What I did was take the flourishes he did and make them more of a...
Forum: Drum Majors 07-11-2006, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,157
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Band Discipline

When it was suggested that the DM should have approached the piper privately, I may have a problem with this also. It has been my past experience that the 4 stripes that the DM wears does not always...
Forum: Bass Sections 06-14-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: tenor sticks

Graphite Rods will cost about $22 for 1/4 X 24"
Carbon Fiber is about the same price.
Go here and type in "Plastic rod" in the search box: http://www.mcmaster.com/
you will be amazed at the...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 02-16-2006, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Haggis Recipe

Just about any Scottish recipe can be found here:
http://www.rampantscotland.com/recipes/blrecipe_index.htm
Forum: Pipe Bands 10-12-2005, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Countermarch dressing

You may find what you are looking for here:
http://www.drummajor.net/documents/RDMADrillManual_v2.pdf

When it was common for bands to wear feather bonnets you had no peripheral vision to the...
Forum: Bass Sections 08-03-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,652
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: .favourite flourishes.

Doing it reversing under the armpits is an easy way to learn particular moves. Once you get the moves down its easy to modify by bouncing the stick of the back of your knuckes.
CM when you say...
Forum: Bass Sections 08-03-2005, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,652
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: .favourite flourishes.

A flourish that works well with it is a simple cartwheel, then bounch the right stick under your armpit, going backwards with the right hand, then reverse both by bouncing your right stick of your...
Forum: Pipe Bands 08-03-2005, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Drill & Ceremony

You can find some manuals here that may help.
http://www.drummajor.net/1Manuals.htm
allthough it's best to have someone come in and give your band some proper instruction. Way back when I was...
Forum: Bass Sections 08-03-2005, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,652
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: .favourite flourishes.

One that might be simmilar to the "Butterfly" is a flourish I called the "monkey crawl" You lock your thumbs together and do a sorta horizontal betterfly. They come out of it with your right stick...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-30-2005, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 897
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Recruiting Pipe Band Members

One thing I have noticed while attending my sons sidedrum practice is that students were held back in their progress for various reasions. (A)To keep at the same level as less experianced or students...
Forum: Side / Snare 06-10-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Developping personnal style

Developing you own style will happen all on its own by writing your own music. Pic some tunes that you are not farmilular with and experiment with them. Playing to CD's and Ignor the drumming or...
Forum: Side / Snare 06-09-2005, 12:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,317
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: First Instructor

Back in 1968 D/S Norm Jackson from CFB Trenton was my first instructor. Back then Larry Francis played in the same band. A few of us use to skip of from school to go to the air base to attend their...
Forum: Bass Sections 03-15-2005, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Flourishing BASS Drummers

With the laces attached at the base of the head then you have a better balance. The laces are more or less there for security, you are not able to swing like a tenor mallot. The flourishing is done...
Forum: Bass Sections 03-08-2005, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Flourishing BASS Drummers

When I first flourished playing base I used smaller mallots with the strings attached similar to tenors but later with the bigger mallots the strings were attached close to the head. It wasn't as...
Forum: Bass Sections 03-08-2005, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Flourishing BASS Drummers

I did it many years ago. I played with Cobourg Pipeband and Brighton befor that. The flourishing was not as complex as the tennor but did add some show to the overall performance of the base section.
Forum: Bass Sections 12-13-2004, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Light Tenor Mallets

I have rebuilt the heads on old tenor sticks by removing the old cover. Then replacing it with dearskin shammy material. When the old cover is off it should be easy enough to add a little weight to...
Forum: Bass Sections 12-10-2004, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Light Tenor Mallets

I had an old pair one time that were a little light so I wraped some solid copper wire around the shaft close to the head.
Forum: Side / Snare 12-10-2004, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Cold weather playing?

Up here in Canada we did parades in -20 deg temps.
I have seen players use gloves with the fingers cut out, kangaroo pouches around there waist like the football player have. I have even seen the...
Forum: Side / Snare 12-08-2004, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By *Andy Hope*
Re: Rules of Thumb

When I wrote or taught a new score, I would in the weeks preceeding teach the rudiments required for the new score. I am a believer that all rudimennts should be practiced as group, from single...
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