Played the Piobaireachd (Pibroch) "The Company's Lament" through entirely yesterday before Scotitsh Country Dancing's Open Band - https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand - in St. Clement's beautiful courtyard sitting on a wee wall (and after playing through the SCD music). It's a very pretty Piobaireachd, and sounds differently on the Scottish Small Pipes, than the Great Highland Bagpipe, and was fun. As I was playing, Ed, a piper (originally from Scotland, I think), and his wife, Lorna (from Berkeley), visiting again this summer from Vancouver, BC (where they live), walked by, and I think enjoyed it - since once inside they opened the window both perchance to listen and for air ... Company's Lament is a fairly long piece - and good to play it in its entirety after not having played a long piece recently. The SSP are harmonious and aren't a strain to play either like the GHB. (Playing this brought again to mind what playing a piece of classical music is like).
Just played through the Scottish Country Dancing sheet music on small pipes (not keyboard) for tonight's Open Band outside in St Clement's beautiful old stone courtyard with lots of flowers blooming all around :) Because this music is rarely taken directly from Great Highland Bagpipe sheet music, it's not scored for my SSP instrument and I can thus rarely play through a whole melody of a tune without a glitch or fluently (although playing bass notes on pipes or keyboard in the key of D or A allows fluency) - another reason to explore taking regular piano lessons with Patti, - i.e. for the backup of a second instrument with joy of playing, and occasionally add the small pipes for learning new workarounds - and to play with her in a kind of chamber music +++ ...
Have put out a lot of invitations to join the WUaS Corporation team ... and should begin to hear back fairly soon from a variety of people. Most focused on finding a startup CEO and CFO now who can make growth happen - since I think we have hopefully at least two Board members, enough for the CA state forms.
Very glad to have arranged an appointment in video with Dr. Sanjeev Arora and some of his Project ECHO team in New Mexico in August - another ginormous baby step, albeit still without a bit of funding. Maybe I'll be able to be a speaker at a Project ECHO conference they're organizing in September even. See his videos here in my blog pist to learn how Project ECHO works on computer and smartphone screens here - https://scott-macleod.
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Music making begins soon here. Are you making music this summer at all, Ma? It's fun in a great context.
My 11-year-old son auditioned at Juilliard, and we both learned a lot about how top performers practicehttp://www.businessinsider.com/my-11-year-old-son-auditioned-at-juilliard-2017-5
Good further insights into practicing and re the World University and School "Practicing - Playing a Musical Instrument" wiki subject for open teaching and learning .... http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Practicing_-_Playing_a_Musical_Instrument