Playing Strathspeys 'properly'

Ian Price

Message 2664 · 11 Oct 1995 18:00:49 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Since I started this thread (by changing the subject line), perhaps I should
close it 24 hours later...

>Alex is right, we should not have wars. Everyone has their own preferences.
>.
>Sylvia Miskoe, Concord, NH

I'm somewhat mystified how the thread could be interpreted as 'instrument wars'.
Sylvia's, and Alex's (and apparently everyone else's) point is exactly the one
I was trying to make when I said (only yesterday) <paraphrasing> "It aint what
you play, it's the way that you play it". By further suggesting that strathspey
players are born, not made, I have obviously stuck a few noses out of joint -
which was the idea. If we can rationally discuss the technique of playing a
Strathspey on STRATHSPEY, we may yet serve another 'market' for this list.

Providing the necessary support for dancers performing the standardised RSCDS
travelling and setting steps is but one interpretation of this style, but one I
feel is of the greatest interest to readers here. For something completely
different, listen to a pipe band playing the middle tune of a MSR in
competition.

Comments?

Regards, Ian

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