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Old 02-16-2017, 02:04 PM   #1
Noel Blake
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Default Grade 4A MAP tune help

Hello folks I am looking for some recommendations for a 4 part march, strath and reel for a grade 4A band thinking of travelling from Australia to The World Champs in 2018. Obviously wanting to get the best possible set of tunes but also tunes that are not flogged to death.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: Grade 4A MAP tune help

Originally Posted by Noel Blake View Post

Any help would be appreciated.
FWIW.....consider Flogged tunes played straight and narrow ( against many others playing the same) offer a band the opportunity to stand out for technical excellence in expression and execution...in addition to the usual 'gotta haves' and 'gimmies' e.g. tone,set up,blend, d&d,etc.
Playing something 'revivalist' or 'fresh and different' for that sake alone... may leave the adjudicators with a great after taste but little to compare with on the World's stage. In an extreme sense ....almost like going in playing an MSR of your bands' own composition. Not to diminish creativity...but there is an underlying rationale of flogged tunes and sets. That's why so many at the top do it.
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:52 AM   #3
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Default Re: Grade 4A MAP tune help

I`m sure you looked at the prescribed list of tunes?


Why not play through a few of them with the band and see what works for the people that will have to play them?

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