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by Spanishpiper
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Easy Dance tune
Replies: 7
Views: 9040

I have looked up that reference, gflee and it does sound similar. However, this tune was completely and independently original to me, and I did not base it on any other song at all. I actually started writing it with the smallpipes in mind because I wanted something clean, simple and direct as far a...
by Spanishpiper
Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:02 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Easy Dance tune
Replies: 7
Views: 9040

Thank you. And I understand your nick-pickiness - it always irritates me when this program does that and I cannot correct it for anything. Do you teach in a high school here? Or just as an after-school type thing for kids who want to learn it?
by Spanishpiper
Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Easy Dance tune
Replies: 7
Views: 9040

Thanks, but yes I did know that. The problem was when my translation program, as I do not type in English, sent the file with the name in it, it tries to convert the Gaelic and does so improperly. It tends to do that with certain phrases that in English would make no sense. You are correct in assumi...
by Spanishpiper
Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Easy Dance tune
Replies: 7
Views: 9040

Easy Dance tune

First off, thanks to David Siegel for adding the grace notes to this tune for me and arranging the piece for such. This was written for the smallpipes in an Irish-style, that is, originally without grace notes. I normally always improvised the grace notes but after a while I started using the same d...
by Spanishpiper
Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Trossachs
Replies: 2
Views: 4188

I thought I would put my two cents in the hat here. I did not re-arrange anything but just transposed a few chords into the piece for a mandolin. I played it on the smallpipes alongside that mandolin and a Celtic harp. It was unbelieveable. A great tune whether played up-tempo a little or slower. Ve...
by Spanishpiper
Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Shockwave
Replies: 2
Views: 5895

Damn the judges and "experts" about rounded anything. It is the EXPRESSION that counts and indeed as you said, the GHB is a double-punch instrument when it comes to rhythm and melody. That is why marches sounds greatly rhythmical and slow airs hauntingly melodious!
by Spanishpiper
Mon Nov 07, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: THE RATCATCHER'S JIG
Replies: 3
Views: 6034

Indeed I have finally played this one for a group of Highland dancers. It fits the part of a fling perfectly, as said by AWPIPER. I really like this one because it is, at least to me, a light and easy jig that one could quite comfortably just get up and dance to in the middle of somebody playing it ...
by Spanishpiper
Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: DIRTY RICE 'N HAGGIS (Jig-Stomp)
Replies: 10
Views: 13404

Once again, King David, you have outdone yourself! WONDERFUL! I play this tune for step dancers to dance to and it is very nice. We choreographed a set of interaction between both hard shoe and soft shoe dancers. For the hard shoe dancers I play at normal speed, then as the soft shoes enter it slows...