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, […]
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 […]
Another plug for Janette Montague and her Lacrimae project: only a few more days to go! 26 generous donors have managed to halve her costs. Please help support her wonderful effort at creating new and exciting pibroch compositions by donating to her here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lacrimae#/
Watched this video as a result of Dr. Kageyama‘s latest blog post. Astonishing what Dr. Dreck has discovered. So as many of you prepare for the upcoming performance season, I encourage you all to adopt a ‘growth mindset’. Humans are wonderful masters of adaptivity and learning!
Let’s take a close look at the score. First line of Urlar: G-B-A-B, G-B-G-D [then the partial measure, which we will set aside for now] But look at the first line of the Thumb Variation: G-B-A-B, G-B-A-A, etc. This suggests that the red G might should be an A. This, in turn, or born out by […]
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 […]
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 […]