Joe Doyle – Music for the Irish Pipes III
Music for the Irish Pipes – Volume III
by Joe Doyle
The music in this collection consists of tunes transcribed by Joe Doyle from the celebrated recordings of seventeen master pipers of the twentieth century. The piping performances featured in this book demonstrate a wide variety of stylistic approaches to playing the Irish pipes. The music spans a period of seventy years, from the dawn of the recording era to the 1970s. Joe draws on years of dedicated listening and playing to transcribe the music of these pipers.
As he has dealt with students with all degrees of ability, Joe has developed his own musical notation for his classes – an elaborate form of the commonly used ABC shorthand that facilitates learners who have not had the opportunity to acquire musical literacy. In order to provide access to the widest possible audience, Joe’s personal notation system has been incorporated into the settings by Tim Doyle.
It is hoped that this will facilitate learners of all abilities, and perhaps also provide a painless road to the acquisition of the skill of reading standard music notation.
A4, softback, 204pp., staff notation and ABC, alphabetical index. Foreword by Seán Donnelly.