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    DapperDan
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    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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  • Garry
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    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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  • Roger Huth
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    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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  • Austin Diepenhorst
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    Morag Ramsey, Marchioness of Tullibardine, Hugh Kennedy, Balmoral Highlanders... I could go on....

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  • DNorwood
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    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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  • KeithAlex344
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    78ths Farewell to Gibraltar might be alright.

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  • Jim Fogelman
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  • Jim Fogelman
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    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.

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    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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  • Piparoo
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    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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  • Drewz Dronez
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  • Drewz Dronez
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    Haugh's of Cromdale!

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  • Tom MacKenzie
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  • Tom MacKenzie
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    Walter Douglas MBE, particularly the third part

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  • Roddy Livingstone
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    Captain Norman Orr Ewing

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  • Piparoo
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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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