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by philamor
Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: So, how do titles happen?
Replies: 1
Views: 2901

So, how do titles happen?

I awoke the other day, as one does, except with a mind to call a tune either The Farlington Rocket or the Farlington Fair - why I have no idea. Farlington is a place in Portsmouth, so I know nought about it except that, never been, never before heard of it, what can I say. So, the 'Fair' came first,...
by philamor
Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: A Helter Skelter Ocean Crossing
Replies: 0
Views: 2170

A Helter Skelter Ocean Crossing

Just imagine a helter skelter race across the atlantic, any way you care to try, what a thrill it would be.
by philamor
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Chicken Jiggin'
Replies: 4
Views: 7264

Cheers, one does try :lol:
by philamor
Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Chicken Jiggin'
Replies: 4
Views: 7264

Thanks

Cheers for the feedback - one tries all the time, as you know, but sometimes a sequence just clicks and that's it.
by philamor
Thu May 13, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Chicken Jiggin'
Replies: 4
Views: 7264

Chicken Jiggin'

Hark - the chickens are jiggin'
by philamor
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Cocobolo Tree
Replies: 1
Views: 3155

The Cocobolo Tree

I have a Robertson/ Henderson set of pipes (as veriified by MR. Sharpe himself, no less, a few years ago when I had a wee repair done) and I love the red hue that is coming through the wood and I intend to get the whole set buffed down to the original patina some day, but I have been looking at some...
by philamor
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Onward - Onward - Onward it goes
Replies: 0
Views: 2630

Onward - Onward - Onward it goes

Daily Rant - I say everything about a tune stems form the time signature - you can try and twist it, manipulate it, or whatever, but in the end the time signature has you by the short an curly bits, not matter what you do within the tune. If you don't understand what the time signature does, complet...
by philamor
Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Aint it funny?
Replies: 0
Views: 3426

Aint it funny?

Yes, aint it funny how tunes come through to us from the ethos. I was putting this one to paper at 0530hrs one morning. Once finished, I thought "Easy, eh?" But it's not. is it, folks? At least, the flood gates open sometimes without any warning, but that's another realm of understanding I have left...
by philamor
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Catch Up Number 23
Replies: 0
Views: 3385

Catch Up Number 23

I remember during a training session a very many years ago, on a 10 mile hike, on or two of our party were lagging behind. Our PTI shouted "Oi, number 23, catch up with the others." Number 23 appeared to be tripping over his own feet trying to keep up and this tune gives the impression of catching u...
by philamor
Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Does exactly what it says on the tin
Replies: 0
Views: 2461

Does exactly what it says on the tin

Get's the toes tapping - you have to admit that much
by philamor
Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Yesteryear - those reminiscences we all have
Replies: 2
Views: 5041

Ta very much!

Hi, Dan - one does try, as all of us do with composition - sometimes things just click. If we knew how, we could bottle it, eh?
by philamor
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Yesteryear - those reminiscences we all have
Replies: 2
Views: 5041

Yesteryear - those reminiscences we all have

OK, so I wrote the second two parts first, but what the hey! I pictured a piper or fiddler or some soloist (accordion) playing the first two parts solo, probably with drum accompaniment, then more pipers and accordions/ fiddlers joining in on the second two parts.
by philamor
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Rowan Piper
Replies: 2
Views: 4357

STUPIDO STUPIDO

Sorry, folks, whata mistaka to maka - I was reviewing some of my tunes and could no believe that I called this The Rowan Piper - it should be The Roan Piper. The tune is the same, only the title is changed - sorry.
by philamor
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: Those Scottish Balladeers
Replies: 0
Views: 3240

Those Scottish Balladeers

I got to thinking about all the poems and songs written about Scotland while I was looking at some maps of the countryside and mountain ranges and coastline and a wee tune sprung forth, and this is it. I know balladeers really is to do with songs, but many of the poems about Scotland have ended up a...
by philamor
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: The Not So Barren Land
Replies: 0
Views: 2182

The Not So Barren Land

Well, folks, this one has been described as "A few different approaches all in one tune, but nothing wrong with that." So, I was just toying with the normal progressively more difficult parts for a tune from start to finish, this tune sprouted extra branches on each part quite effectively and went f...