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Old 09-01-2017, 04:11 PM   #11
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STB
ROAD TO THE ISLES [as a slow march]
MEETING OF THE WATERS [four parts]
The above in a concert setting.
On the march,delete Road to the Isles
We don't want anybody tripping over their feet
on the tempo change! lol
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:11 PM   #12
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For us it's usually Murdo's Wedding/Scotland the Brave.

I think we have tried to break people's brains by adding Wings/Battle of Waterloo to the end of that set.
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:45 PM   #13
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Our "4/4 set" is StB, Murdo's Wedding, Rowan Tree, and Wings.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:56 PM   #14
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Not in a band but the Church Group I've been piping with has been developing "STB/Rowan tree/Wa' Saw the 42nd" as a set.

Need to have "STB" and "Wa' Saw the 42nd" separated or we have a interesting mashup and breakdown....a fine train wreck so to say.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:00 PM   #15
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Need to have "STB" and "Wa' Saw the 42nd" separated or we have a interesting mashup and breakdown....a fine train wreck so to say.
Seems like you need a fourth tune for those occasions where you need to go back to the start.
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:21 PM   #16
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It's interesting to see how often people are grouping StB with other tunes of identical tonality.

It's nicer arranging, I think, to have changes of tonality in a medley.

There's a common arranging approach in Cape Breton fiddling that I call "taking away the sharps".

They might start out in A Major (3 sharps) then go into A Mixolydian (2 sharps) then go into A dorian (1 sharp) or A minor (0 sharps).

When you go A Major > A Mixolydian that first appearance of the note G natural sounds really cool.

Of course, unless you resort to crossfingering you'll not get a true A dorian or A minor. But there are loads of tunes that are in "gap scales" that don't have the note C at all. Though due to not having the 3rd these tunes aren't actually either Major or minor, the ear perceives these tunes as having a minor feel.

Anyhow I like to go Scotland the Brave > Battle of Waterloo to get that A Major > A Mixolydian tonality shift. When you hit that Low G it just sounds cool.

To complete the "taking away the sharps" I'd next go into a gap scale tune lacking the note C, say Duncan MacInnes.

A big advantage of a set with tonality shifts like this is that it works great cycling back to the top- then you get the A minor > A Major shift, which also sounds cool. Sets like these can be cycled through when you need to keep playing at a gig.
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:05 AM   #17
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To complete the "taking away the sharps" I'd next go into a gap scale tune lacking the note C, say Duncan MacInnes.
Is there a 4/4 Duncan MacInnes? The 2/4 has all nine notes and a lot of C's
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:08 PM   #18
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We play STB alternating with Badge of Scotland. We also play an expanded set consisting of STB, Badge of Scotland, Old Rustic Bridge and Wings.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:50 PM   #19
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Greetings to All,

My now very old first band... a zillion years past... played
it most usually... as a two-tune medley.

The first tune up was "The Skye Boat Song"... and usually
for three rounds... and then into "Scotland the Brave"... for
three rounds of that.

In pub the settings... this had our intended "foot stamping"
and "hand clapping" effect... for which we were aiming. :)

It was also not uncommon... for us to end a set... with this
combination.

Regards to All,

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