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Old 01-02-2020, 10:10 AM   #11
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Default Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

The pitch of bands will continue to rise.
By 2028, all pipe band competitions will be judged by dogs, as they will be the only species able to hear them.
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Old 01-02-2020, 10:55 AM   #12
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The pitch of low A will rise to concert B, making low G actually concert A.

G A B C# D E F# G A

Becomes truly

A B C# D#/Eb E F# G# A B

Then, with crossfingering the third or back thumb holes becoming a thing, people can play in true A major by just switching out to 440 drone reeds and retuning the chanter:

A B C# D E F# G# A B
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Old 01-02-2020, 01:25 PM   #13
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The pitch of bands will continue to rise.
By 2028, all pipe band competitions will be judged by dogs, as they will be the only species able to hear them.
Can I hold you to that date? Ha ha

I wonder what odds you would get at the bookies for that
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Old 01-05-2020, 12:49 PM   #14
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The pitch of bands will continue to rise.



By 2028, all pipe band competitions will be judged by dogs,

as they will be the only species able to hear them.




Ah!! Adam!!, Bless you!! :)


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as I am still... and uproariously... laughing!! :)


And if that should... "Come to Pass"... we shall all
get... exactly... what we deserve!! :)


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Old 01-05-2020, 02:30 PM   #15
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...haha....and here I though some competitions were already judged by dogs....
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:42 AM   #16
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I for one would welcome more variety in band uniforms, including tweed jackets, weathered tartans, and brown accessories. You know, day wear for outdoors, in the day time? As far as I know, no association or event requires anything more specific than general "Highland dress" in their regs.

On another note...can anyone please explain to this simple drummer WHY tuning has risen/will continue to rise?
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On another note...can anyone please explain to this simple drummer WHY tuning has risen/will continue to rise?




Sells more chanters... reeds... etc..... :)
I would suppose...






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On another note...can anyone please explain to this simple drummer WHY tuning has risen/will continue to rise?
.... to see how long drumheads will chase the pitch?
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:36 AM   #19
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to see how long drumheads will chase the pitch?




They can detect pitch!?

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Old 01-07-2020, 05:54 PM   #20
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I for one would welcome more variety in band uniforms, including tweed jackets, weathered tartans, and brown accessories.
Seems to me that there's never much variety in band uniforms. In general no matter what time-period you pick, going back over the years, at any given time all the leading bands dress more or less alike. (True there was a rather long period when pipe bands wore one of two different outfits: Evening Dress or military-style Full Dress. Since then, at any given time a single style has predominated.)

So if bands do change to weathered tartans and brown leather and brown tweed as I expect they'll all change more or less together.

Pipe band dress has generally followed the principle of Punctuated Equilibrium.

Remember when all the bands changed to pure gleaming white hose? It didn't take long for the change to happen, and then all you saw with serious competition bands was white hose, for nearly two decades. But hose are far cheaper than kilts! So accessories will change fastest, tartans slowest.
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