Scottish drumming is a unique and demanding discipline. It borrows elements from Swiss and American rudimental drumming, traditional Scottish musical idioms, and jazz phrasings. The goal of any competitive bagpipe band is to field a highly competitive drum corps in the Scottish competition circles.
On the surface, Scottish drumming may seem very simple and easy to pick up. This is often the case in the music used for parades and general performances. We use simple music in these circumstances in order to give people experience and early exposure to public performances. Competition music and more elaborate performance tunes are far more challenging for drummers.
Here are some key concepts to Scottish drumming.
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