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Old 09-19-2017, 01:23 PM   #1
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Default Competition pitch, solo

Hi all,

I'll be jumping into solo competition for the first time in nearly 20 years.

I know that, with the top-grade bands, pitch seems to be around the 480 mark.

But what about solo competition? In people's experience, is there a threshold for what judges may deem to be an "acceptable" pitch, or "preferred?"

Being that this is "solo" competition, to me, I would think pitch shouldn't really matter (within reason) ... and that having a well-balanced chanter and scale would be the most important consideration. But that's just me.

While appreciative of any input, I am most keen for general points of view; ones which are not tied to a particular grade level. I'd like know what expectations are across the board, and people's varied experiences.

Thanks much to any and all.


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