• Learning Interpretations
  • APC Approach I: Glengarry’s March – Cadences

    Continuing our comparison of scores: It is interesting not only to see how the performance of cadences impacted the different scores (and therefore how we should learn to “read from” and not “read into” the scores). Comparing the anonymous transcriber to Angus MacKay, we note two important things: First, we notice that the cadences were, in fact, […]

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  • Using colour to convey musical pitches – Part 4

    PART 1. The rift between vocal and written canntaireachd PART 2. The rationale behind a proposed colour scheme PART 3. Case study 1: Hiharin hiodreen – One of the Cragich (PS 36) Part 4 is a continuation of Case study 1. Experiments with different desktop printers prompt me to lighten the colour of high A in order to make the proposed set […]

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  • APC Approach: Glengarry’s March – Urlar Returns

    It is fortunate for us that Dr. Donaldson has created one of the most valuable and largest collection of comparative analytics of pibroch ever assembled.  It is fortunate that Andrew Berthoff publishes them annually on his Pipes | Drums site. As a result we have available a marvelously accessible table that compares many different settings and […]

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  • Using colour to convey musical pitches – Part 3

    PART 1. The rift between vocal and written canntaireachd PART 2. The rationale behind a proposed colour scheme PART 3. Case study 1: Hiharin hiodreen – One of the Cragich (PS 36) This series is dedicated to the memory of Lt Cl David Murray who awakened debate on the notation and timing of hiharin over 50 years ago. He was a source of tremendous encouragement […]