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Old 07-01-2019, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default Suite for developing players

Hi gaggle & gang,
I have attended a few piping schools or "summer camps" and would like to perhaps perform a suite with 1 or 2 other developing players, Grade IV-III players, possibly get a couple of the program hot-dogs in on it. It would be for next year as we all have immense competition for our time and focus. All of us are in college programs, work, etc.

Can anyone recommend a simpler "suite" playable by some developing lower-grade players? I love Beaches of Harris and the like and have Mark Saul's books, but I don't think any of us imagine we can keep up with SFU or the rubbery-fingered de'ils of the NYPBoS.

I'd like to be able to purchase the music and hopefully have an audio copy that we could all practice to remotely, and once we have the music memorized, collaborate via Skype so we can try to have something fun to play for student recital next summer.

Any help is appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-02-2019, 12:06 PM   #2
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I want to say steam train to mallaig would be a good fit but it depends on the players


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Old 07-02-2019, 01:44 PM   #3
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Teach it slow and build up the tempo with time. No one says you have to play a tune at the tempo played by a Grade 1 band.


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Old 07-12-2019, 01:28 PM   #4
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Check out "Our Natives" as played by Dowco Triumph Street....it's simple and drummers could get involves too.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugHpS3UgCHE


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Old 07-19-2019, 06:18 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by burp birl


Check out "Our Natives" as played by Dowco Triumph Street.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugHpS3UgCHE

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Hmm... Rather reminiscent... at least to my (sometimes
stone :) ears... of "Steam Train to Mallaig." (Which I like!!)

Any ideas as to when it was written... and by whom?



And... as a Post-Scriptive Aside:

Slow in the... or any... new tune acquisition... is the way...
as such is the manner... that most of us... first KBO'd our
way through... "Scots Wha' Ha'e." :)













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Old 07-23-2019, 07:13 AM   #6
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If you haven't yet ... highly recommend checking out some of the music offered on Tim Cummings' site, Birchen Music.

This piece in particular, I think might do well for you ... a nifty piece with a 3-part harmony.

https://birchenmusic.com/product/an-...nloadable-pdf/

Look around the whole site though when you get a moment—awesome stuff.

Cheers,
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Old 07-23-2019, 01:41 PM   #7
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Hmm... Rather reminiscent... at least to my (sometimes
stone ears... of "Steam Train to Mallaig." (Which I like!!)

Any ideas as to when it was written... and by whom?



And... as a Post-Scriptive Aside:

Slow in the... or any... new tune acquisition... is the way...
as such is the manner... that most of us... first KBO'd our
way through... "Scots Wha' Ha'e."

Sorry Pip01. Didn't see this till just now. "Our Natives" was composed by Simon Blackshaw and can be found in 'A Collection of Contemporary Bagpipe Music'. I recently heard the tune and liked it and found that a couple vendors still have the book in stock.


It is much simpler than Steam Train......there's only 2 parts for the most part and a short section for 4 pipers.


The hardest thing about the tune is the repetition.


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