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  • Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low Gs

    I'm thinking about competing in EUSPBA grade 5 solos next season. Any recommendations on simpler march tunes that have some nice fat low gs?

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    Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

    Captain Norman Orr Ewing

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      Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

      Walter Douglas MBE, particularly the third part
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        Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

        Haugh's of Cromdale!
        O Wad some the giftie gie us
        To see ourselves as others see us

        http://www.blacktownpipeband.com

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          Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

          Thanks for all of the great suggestions! If I were to choose a march that has 4 parts, say Walter Douglas MBE, would it be inappropriate to play only parts 3 & 4, since I'm only required to play two parts?

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            Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

            Originally posted by Piparoo View Post
            Thanks for all of the great suggestions! If I were to choose a march that has 4 parts, say Walter Douglas MBE, would it be inappropriate to play only parts 3 & 4, since I'm only required to play two parts?
            I'd do 1st and 2nd or 1st and 3rd (for the Low G )

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              Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

              Does EUSPBA have a requirement for which parts to play?

              WUSPBA, I believe, has a rule stating that if you’re playing only 2 parts of a 4-part tune, you have to play the first two parts.
              You don't have fun by winning. You win by having fun.

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                Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

                78ths Farewell to Gibraltar might be alright.

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                  Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

                  As you decide, here is a good reference for both 2-parted and 4-parted tunes.

                  https://www.rspba.org/html/prescribe..._march_2PT.php




                  Originally posted by Piparoo View Post
                  Thanks for all of the great suggestions! If I were to choose a march that has 4 parts, say Walter Douglas MBE, would it be inappropriate to play only parts 3 & 4, since I'm only required to play two parts?

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                    Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

                    Morag Ramsey, Marchioness of Tullibardine, Hugh Kennedy, Balmoral Highlanders... I could go on....

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                      Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low Gs

                      Margaret M Duncan

                      By William Ferguson

                      I first heard it played by Pipe Major Angus MacDonald (SG) and liked it ever since

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                        Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low gs

                        Originally posted by Drewz Dronez View Post
                        Haugh's of Cromdale!
                        O wad some pow'r the Giftie gie us
                        To see oursel's as ithers see us

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                          Re: Suggestions for solo march tune with "fat" low Gs

                          Hi Piparoo

                          Just fyi, if you're going to do grade 5 solo in EUSPBA, you can play any time signature. You could do a 4/4 like Battle of Waterloo, or a 2-part 2/4 like Cutting Bracken. Lots 'o low G in those. If you're holding down 4-parted 2/4 marches, I say go for grade 4! But for 5, I'd say go with any march you know really well.

                          Good luck!

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