Bagpipe Music versus Standard Notation
I’ve just purchased a book of Gordon Duncan tunes but the music is written with pipers in mind.
Obviously there are lots of grace notes for the bagpipes over and above the basic tune and I’ll add these in where and when I think they might suit the fiddle.
Apart from that, can any pipers offer any further advice about interpretating bagpipe music for other instruments?
Generally, it seems fairly straightforward to transpose and I am also conscious of the fact that there’s no G# in the bagpipe scale. However, any more info would be welcome.
I know I’ll get comments along the lines of "Listen to the tunes" and "Learn them by ear" which I will also do, of course. 🙂