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Old 01-18-2019, 01:56 AM   #5
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Default Re: Youngest bagpiper?

And he's playing in 11/8.

One of those Balkan "additive rhythms" which in this case can be expressed as


I was out of a Highland Games and was chatting with some piper about Bulgarian and Macedonian music. He insisted that this music was random.

I told him it was perfectly regular, that it was DANCE music and therefore had to have a predictable beat for dancers to dance to it.

He said "I have a Doctorate in Music. I know rhythm. That music is just random."

I asked him how does he explain how groups of musicians and roomfuls of dancers perform this music exactly together? He had no explanation.

How can somebody get a Doctorate in music and not be able to count to 11? or 7, or 15? What an eejit.
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