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    Bagpipe Music

    I happened to know that there is a special software to write bagpipe music ("Bagpipe Music Writer" aka BMW). The website provided a sample MIDI file and I could not resist temptation to make up a GPO-blended arrangement for "Scotland The Brave". This is based on the sample MIDI file (and I do not know anything about bagpipe music.)

    Bagpipe sound is generated by Roland SC-88 and the rest are by GPO.

    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/music/scotland-the-brave.mp3

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Bagpipe sound is generated by Roland SC-88 and the rest are by GPO.
    Jun Yamamoto ... The name says it all. You have an awesome talent and mastery of sound sources especially GPO. This was nice, very nice.
    If I may ask, how are you driving your SC-88?
    Styxx

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    Re: Bagpipe Music

    for anyone who's curious, the reason bagpipe music has so much ornamentation is that the bagpipes can not really play any repeated notes. the sound is continuous. thus, the rapid ornaments are a way of separating notes at the same pitch. You also, obviously, can not have any sort of rest in a musical phrase, again, since the sound is continuous. a good piper will be able to squeeze the last bit of air out of his instrument so that the final note ends with neither a swell in the sound nor that god-awful "poor dying animal being run over by a steam roller" sound.
    (I have a friend who's a professional piper and, needless to say, gets mercilessly teased - by myself among others - about torturing an animal while wearing a dress)

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    Re: Bagpipe Music

    Enjoyed the arrangement. The only affecting the realism is the key. I believe your arrangement is in Ab... Highland bagpipes are in Bb and are also an octave (plus a step) higher than what you are doing. Not that it isn't a nice tessitura but creating a sound that doesn't exist acoustically may not be the best choice depending on one's taste (especially since the strings and piano, etc. do sound very realistic).

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    Re: Bagpipe Music

    Lovely arrangement!

    I'd love to hear this with live, real bagpipes!

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
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    Re: Bagpipe Music

    qccowboy,

    Thank you very much for your input. It is very interesting to know.

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Bagpipe Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Dargason
    Enjoyed the arrangement. The only affecting the realism is the key. I believe your arrangement is in Ab... Highland bagpipes are in Bb and are also an octave (plus a step) higher than what you are doing. Not that it isn't a nice tessitura but creating a sound that doesn't exist acoustically may not be the best choice depending on one's taste (especially since the strings and piano, etc. do sound very realistic).
    Dargason,

    Thank you for your advice. Actually the original MIDI file was in A major so that I used the same key.

    So, melody should be one octave and one half step higher and how about the continuing bass? Should it be also one octave high?

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Bagpipe Music

    Thank you, David. Sample technology enables (almost) anything musical. I think it should be very tough to put bagpipes, piano and strings on the same stage and get them balanced in the real world.

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Bagpipe Music

    I have modified the tune by changing octave of the lead line by bagpipe. I think it now sounds more realistic.

    Thank you for your advice, Dargason.

    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/music/scotland-the-brave.mp3

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Bagpipe Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    Jun Yamamoto ... The name says it all. You have an awesome talent and mastery of sound sources especially GPO. This was nice, very nice.
    If I may ask, how are you driving your SC-88?
    Styxx,

    Thank you for your kind comment.

    I am driving SC-88 in the following way:

    MIDI Data
    SONAR > Roland SC driver > serial port (RS-232C) > (Roland wire) > SC-88 (PC-2 input)

    Sound
    SC-88 > Mixer > Audiophile 2496 analog input > SONAR

    Is the above answering to your question?

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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