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Old 09-17-2019, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default New 6/8 March: 1,000 Hours

I just hit 1,000 hours of practice after starting piping some 5.5 years ago. I was noodling on the PC and this melody just came out and the end result is 1,000 Hours, a 6/8 march and my first original tune ever.

I'd be delighted to know if you give it a try. Tempo marking is just a suggestion.

You can listen to a computer playing it here
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:10 PM   #2
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I just hit 1,000 hours of practice after starting piping some 5.5 years ago. I was noodling on the PC and this melody just came out and the end result is 1,000 Hours, a 6/8 march and my first original tune ever.
Well done Peter. I was afeared how many pages it might be with that title.

I especially like the tune's use of the scale in bars 3&4 of parts 2 and 4.

Regrets I can't get it to print all on one page...not able to adjust the borders to include the last line.

I'm curious...do you use a digital timer on your pipes to log your practice time? Hmmm,.. a new market item...
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:33 PM   #3
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Default Re: New 6/8 March: 1,000 Hours

I agree, well done, Peter. I suspect it's not you first, and hopefully not your last tune.

re: getting it to fit: I copied the image, saved it and inserted it as a .png into a Pages (MacOS) document where I could size it up to fit
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:36 PM   #4
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The last line is the same as line 7 (second line of part 3) FWIW...
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:12 PM   #5
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I agree, well done, Peter. I suspect it's not you first, and hopefully not your last tune.
Thanks!

It's not the first thing I've written, but it is the first full tune!

Previous efforts include a Suo Gan arrangement w/harmony (music|audio), 5th and 6th parts for Jimmy Blue (music|audio), and two harmony parts for Top Deck in Perth (audio)
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:48 PM   #6
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A thousand thank you...es for your very nice "1000 Hours" 6/8 March. Well done, and appreciate the "share".
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:30 AM   #7
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A very large "Thank You!"
and... Well Done!!
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Old 09-30-2019, 06:20 AM   #8
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Well done...especially like parts 3 and 4....very Donald MacLeod ish in style. 6/8s are my favorite...I wish they were substituted for the ghastly 2/4s in the MSR competitions.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:27 AM   #9
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Nice work, Peter.... I like this very much.

I donít have a creative bone in my body and admire those who take the trouble to commit to paper (and so generously share).

Iím going to have fun with this... so many unusual and tuneful combinations, all of which relate beautifully to the title and back-story.... many thanks!
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