Requirements & Playing Rules for 2014 Season
Pipe Band Association Singapore
SOLO PIPING and DRUMMING
In 2014, each player will be required to play two Elements at each level. Both Elements will be played on the same visit to the platform, except for A and B Grades. Once players have completed Element 1, they will re-tune (Pipers) and play Element 2 without leaving the platform. (In A and B Grades the player will leave the platform after element 1 and return in rotation with other competitors).
As a courtesy to the Judge/s, all players must first approach the table to inform the Judge of their tunes selection before they strike up to tune and play.
TUNING Players in Novice & D Grade only, can elect to be tuned, by a tutor, on the platform before the commencement of each element.
Players in C, B and A Grade must approach the platform alone and are required to show some level of ability in tuning their own bagpipes. This may be taken into account by the judge, if deemed necessary.
If you strike up to play Element 1 and your pipes are in tune and settled and you decide to play this is fine! If your drones are out and you do not make any attempt to correct them then this could be taken into account. This also applies to tuning for Element 2.
On presenting to the Adjudicator and after the first Element, a period of two minutes will be allowed for final tuning. On completion of two minutes the Adjudicator may ask the player to proceed. If the player cannot proceed, he/she must vacate the platform.
Snare Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers
Tenor Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers and one Snare Drummer
Bass Drummers must be accompanied by one (or two) Pipers and one Snare Drummer
Drummers will not rest between the March and the Strathspey, but play the MSR as one element
Element 1. 1 x 2/4 OR 4/4 March of 2 parts
Element 2. 1 x 3/4 March of 2 parts
Element 1. 1 x 2/4 March of 4 parts (or 2 x 2 parts)
Element 2. 1 x 6/8 March of 4 parts (or 2 x 2 parts)
Element 1. 1 x 2/4 March of 4 parts
Element 2. 1 x Strathspey into 1 x Reel each of 4 Parts
Drummers will play elements 1 and 2 (March, Strathspey and Reel) as one element
Element 1. 1 x MSR each tune of 4 parts or more
Element 2. 1 x Slow Air into 2 x Jigs each of 4 Parts
Element 1. 2 x MSRs to be submitted, each tune of 4 parts or more (the Adjudicator will draw, at the platform, 1 MSR to be played)
Element 2. 1 x Hornpipe of 4 Parts or more into 2 Jigs each of 4 parts or more