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Old 08-29-2018, 08:52 AM   #11
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Default Re: Judges and Manuscripts

Originally Posted by Dan Bell View Post
If we weren't looking to create the ability to compare like things, for the purpose of deciding who played better, why have set tunes?

Perhaps surprisingly, the original purpose of the set tunes was to widen piper's repertoires, as in the early 20th century competing pipers would often settle on a very few tunes and play nothing else in competition. There was a concern that as competition became the main venue for piobaireachd performance, there was no motivation to keep the breadth of the repertoire in circulation.
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:18 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Steven Knox View Post
I think itís asking too much of a judge to know every setting of every piobaireachd ever composed, but I think we also donít want to be limited, as competitors, in what tunes and settings we play. Allowing judges to look at a score seems like a reasonable way to accommodate both adventurous players and human judges.
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