General discussion whats going on in the NZ scene and beyond
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By Past_it
#4662
The RNZPBA has commenced the development of an on-line tutorial resource. Material will be added to the library each month - the first such publication is available NOW for viewing and downloading.

The project has been undertaken with support from Pub Charity, and will be under the direction of Greg Wilson (Principal - College of Piping)

See http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz and follow the links.
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By Past_it
#4861
The second article in the RNZPBA Tutorial series is now available for download on http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz

This tutorial - again prepared by Greg Wilson, is aimed specifically at the piping fraternity, and is focuses on the fundamental aspects of producing clearly defined embellishments.

The tutorial is a PDF file, with embedded audio clips. If anyone has any issues reading and/or playing the file, please let me know (by PM) the relevant details, and I'll address assist where able.

http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz
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By bjeade
#4886
these are well worth a look no matter what level of player/band leader you are - congrats to RNZPBA on a really positive initiative - keep up the good work!
(looking forward to next installment)
brendon
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By Past_it
#5117
RNZPBA Tutorial #3 (April 2007) now available for download from http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz

This month's topic is Pipe Chanter Reed manipuation. Drumming related topics coming up soon.

As always, we welcome feedback, so don't be shy!
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By Past_it
#5217
Tutorial #4 is now available at http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz

The tutorial - "Piping for Drummers", has been prepared by Cameron Wilson and focuses on the co-operation required between pipers and drummers to achieve good ensemble.
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By Past_it
#5316
Tutorial #5 is now available for download on http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz

This month, the subject of Expression in the MSR is covered, from a piping and drumming perspective. The downloadable file (PDF) is larger than usual, due to its length, and embeded audio.

As always, your feedback is welcome.
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By Past_it
#5378
Tutorial #6 (July 2007) is now available for download on http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz

This months topic - Teaching & Educating. This is another valuable resource for bands and individuals.

Don't forget to give us your feedback - it is always welcome.
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By Past_it
#5463
Tutorial #7 is now availabel for download from http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz
This document covers various aspects of Medley Construction.

Ceau!
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By Past_it
#5605
Tutorial #8 is now available for download from http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz

This tutorial covers all aspects of band practice, including short and long term plans.

There is something in this one for ALL bands. Don't forget to give us some feedback.
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By Past_it
#5706
A couple of days out of October, but worth the wait.

Greg Wilson has prepared Tutotial #9 on the Maintenance and Moisture Contol of pipes.

As well as the usual images to compliment the text, there is also a link to a YouTube video on bridle tying.

Go to www.nzpipebands.org.nz and follow the links!
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By Past_it
#5790
Tutorial #10 has now been posted (November 2007) and is titled : Setting up the Pipe Corps.
This is essential reading for bands heading into the contesting season, and is available for download from http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz
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By Past_it
#6119
January tutorial (#11) focuses on the playing of Hornpipes & Jigs, and includes embeded audio in the PDF. February (#12) is titled Planning for Success.

Both are now available for download.

http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz
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By Past_it
#8693
The tutorial series has resumed, and the latest release, titled "So you want to be a better band?" is now available for download.
www.nzpipebands.org.nz
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By Past_it
#8990
The latest of Greg Wilson's tutorials (sponsored by the RNZPBA) has been released - this time aimed at the post-contest debrief. Invalulable information for all bands, and availabe for download at http://www.nzpipebands.org.nz/tutorials.html

Did anyone read the Editorial Comment (For What its Worth!) in the May issue of NZ Pipebands? Perhaps there's a lesson for you there also. The message was simple - take on board the assistance being offered :) .

-CS
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