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by david n. siegel
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: PITLOCHRY EXPRESS - A Trainpipe
Replies: 3
Views: 3851

Had a malfunctioning web site link to this tune, so I want to fix it up before reloading the tune. Soon... Everything's back in place. The first part is now my other, second choice, so that's changed. As far as connections to Sleepy Maggie, no consciuos one. I knew it as an old two-parter, but I hav...
by david n. siegel
Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Blessing The Bar
Replies: 6
Views: 5957

Good job, piper! And a better tune for the new parts.

-dAVID.
by david n. siegel
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Drum Major I.B Sorenson
Replies: 5
Views: 6543

A really nautical sound to this--and a lot of fun already after one go on the practice chanter.

Great piping scene in Denmark--one of our pipers here spent the summer with Holbaek PB.

Were you a P/M Kilgour student--or a student of one of his students?

Anyway, nice, tight tune!

-David.
by david n. siegel
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Blessing The Bar
Replies: 6
Views: 5957

david n. siegel wrote:That second part comes off nicely. The first part is blander, but, that can be a nice intro effect to more jazz following parts. I'd flesh it out with a low-hand 3rd part and a 4th part that takes off wherever you like. You've given us a taste--now fill up the cup!

Thanks for the tune,
-David.
by david n. siegel
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Blessing The Bar
Replies: 6
Views: 5957

That second parts comes off nicely. The first part is blander, but that can be a nice intro effect to more jazz following parts. I'd flesh it out with a low-hand 3rd part and a 4th part that takes off wherever you like. You've given us a taste-now fill up the cup.

Thanks for the tune,
-David.
by david n. siegel
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Hornpipe
Replies: 4
Views: 3304

Yes, a nice job, and some notable originality.

Post any revisions or additions for here...

-David.
by david n. siegel
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Sounds Like The Star Spangled Banner
Replies: 6
Views: 14698

Well, I guess I'd have to leave to Americans to decide if this melody works or not. It follows the notes in some phrases, but not in others. Just when a certain note is expected, the audience gets something else. The people of many nations can be very attentive about something so symbolically import...
by david n. siegel
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Mr Kebab's Nae Problem 2 Parted Hornpipe
Replies: 2
Views: 2998

Fine job, Paul. I'm going to try it out for finishing a medely a couple of us here are working on. I like the "optimistic" sound.

-David.
by david n. siegel
Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: THE MERRY MOHEL -- A new "cutting-edge" hornpipe
Replies: 1
Views: 2630

THE MERRY MOHEL -- A new "cutting-edge" hornpipe

I have great fun playing this. The tune appears rounded, but has a pointed melody that dances in and around the High and Low A's. Started on it 30 years ago, and just finished it off a few days ago.

Cheers All,
-David.
by david n. siegel
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: THE MERRY MOHEL - A Hornreel
Replies: 0
Views: 1038

THE MERRY MOHEL - A Hornreel

Get yourself a great, blended High A, warm up the pipes, and let her rip.

A "happy" tune, offerred for the Hebrew New Year 5768, which begins at sundown on 12 September.

-David.
by david n. siegel
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: A CUP OF TREMBLING - Piobiareachd in Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 7071

A CUP OF TREMBLING - Piobiareachd in Progress

This tune notated somewhat like Roderick Ross' tunes in Binneas Is Boreraig. Literally, according to note values desired in actual expression. I am not done, and I am sure that there are a few notational errors yet. But I believe that an experienced student of piobaireachd could understand the melod...
by david n. siegel
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Piobaireachd - Morrisons Of Clunemore's Lament
Replies: 3
Views: 4335

This thread has been quiet for a while, but I'll make a few comments anyway. I am a fan of Roderick Ross' style of notating piobaireachd as illustrated in his collection BINNEAS IS BORERAIG . For those who are not familiar with this work, the tunes are written out with the actual duration of all not...
by david n. siegel
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Caledonian Society of Cincinnati
Replies: 1
Views: 2555

Nice quick-step! That 2nd part has an especially nice sound. Maybe make the second line of that part the second line for the finish of the fourth part? In any case, a nice, solid 6/8 in the best of the tradition.

-David.
by david n. siegel
Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Right Side
Replies: 4
Views: 3374

Nice forward drive! Maybe a "left side" which adds a little harmonic interest. Do you consider this a hornpipe? Hornreel? A round 4/4 march? I think some of the new style hornpipes are almost round 4/4 marches, as they often hit a melodic peak at a moderate tempo rahter than fast. This one of yours ...
by david n. siegel
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: "Lee's Hot Winda" Hornpipe
Replies: 14
Views: 9062

Nice bunch of notes--you've got a good head for what works in a tune. I imagine you could put together a nice-sized book of hornpipes by now.

Cheers,
-David.