Whew! This sounds complicated. But, really what we're talking about here is making sure the embellishments we play fit the rhythmic structure of the tune. Tune in for a few minutes, and you'll see what we mean.
In desert storm, we see a lot of "tied" notes. These fairly simple rhythmic tools receive far too much fear (and respect!) from pipers. It's really not worth a whole lot of fuss and bother. Let's dive into this, do a bit of investigation, and become better rhythmic technicians in a heart-beat!
Let's build the first part of this iconic "jazzy" hornpipe made famous by the Shotts and Dykehead pipe band in the mid-90s. For now, we'll use our ear and our feel to tackle the syncopation of the tune.