Pressed For Time – Gordon Duncan

This tune, written by the Scottish bagpiper Gordon Duncan is interesting in that is has some guitar-style licks in it, not at all what you’d expect from bagpipes! I listened to the Irish group Flook playing this and the guitarist used a simple backing of G, D and A (it’s in the key of D). The way he played them reminded me of early AC/DC songs like “Live Wire”, so I decided to add electric guitar to my arrangement. The 16th notes which are played for ornamentation are done by ‘chicken picking’ the same string (so not campanella) -thumb, middle, thumb. I’ve written out the tab so you can try for yourself if you wish.

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