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by brianberlin
Fri Oct 19, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Fire Boat
Replies: 0
Views: 3667

The Fire Boat

Here's another nice 6/8 which shouldn't be too difficult to learn. I wrote this one specifically to follow Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches (also on ViperPiper) in a set. The first line is in D. The second line transitions to B minor but ends in D - just like the first line. As before, I have also...
by brianberlin
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Sounds Like The Star Spangled Banner
Replies: 6
Views: 15259

I take your point.
And to add another point, the melody of the Star Spangled Banner is beyond he singable range of most people. So most people who sing it, also adapt the melody to their own vocal range. Even sung solo by professionals - one will hear a vast variety of melodic interpretations.
by brianberlin
Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Sounds Like The Star Spangled Banner
Replies: 6
Views: 15259

My point being, if you play your variation without announcing it as such, might not many listeners be a bit confused? When my pipe band played last year for a US Marine Ball at the US Embassy here in Israel, the US anthem was introduced with a simple "Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the natio...
by brianberlin
Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
Replies: 0
Views: 3449

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

This catchy 6/8 is an especially good tune for inexperienced pipers - though experienced pipers will probably enjoy it just as much. It is essentially a doubling exercise - but without too many to make it overwhelming for the novice. I've also included an unembellished version of the tune for player...
by brianberlin
Wed May 09, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: P/M William T. Robertson III
Replies: 1
Views: 3870

P/M William T. Robertson III

Here is a commemorative march I wrote in honor of my good friend P/M William T. "Robbie" Robertson III who passed away early yesterday morning. I've kept embellishments to a minimum. As with every tune I write, I encourage the player add or remove embellishments as he/she sees fit... to make the tun...
by brianberlin
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Sounds Like The Star Spangled Banner
Replies: 6
Views: 15259

Sounds Like The Star Spangled Banner

I know The Star Spangled Banner is unplayable on the pipes. So when I began work on an acceptable alternative, I kept 3 points in mind. 1. The tune MUST give the general impression and feel of the Star Spangled Banner 2. If people want to sing along, it must accompany them well. 3. Most importantly,...