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Old 02-14-2017, 05:02 PM   #23
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Default Re: Tips for maintaining concentration

Originally Posted by EquusRacer View Post
Perhaps. But I remind pipers that they're not watching my fingers to recall the tune--they should know it by now--rather, to match me for timing and unison.

Yeah. For me when I'm watching the fingers I tend to start thinking about the fingers, instead of playing the music. I usually look near the fingers at the hem of someone's kilt and focus on the sound. But I look back for the breaks. It's a bigger problem for me in fast tunes.

For a while we had 17 pipers and I found I needed to watch the fingers, because The sound was too complicated. Or something.
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