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Old 05-10-2019, 09:09 AM   #10
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Default Re: Learning to march

Originally Posted by Peter.Bailey.Bagpiper View Post
Ok - interesting - what's the goal here? Put me off balance?

In terms of the "back and forth" my current practice is

- 4 beats forward
- 4 beats marking time
- 4-6 beats turning
- 2-4 beats marking time
- repeat
I feel that's too much detail, you want to be thinking about the marching as little as possible.

I suggest starting with PC and setting a metronome and tapping the appropriate foot at the appropriate place. Then transition to playing on the pipes and just marking time. then just Marching. then randomly transitioning between the 2... at least that's how I got used to it.

I don't think most judges care much about the details on marching as long as your feet are moving.
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