Guide to Pipe Band Drumming Volume Two
Advanced Rhythm, Technique, and Phrase Building
James Laughlin's Guide to Pipe Band Drumming, Volume Two, Advanced Rhythm, Technique and Prase Building is also available for free from James, and with it comes a set of MP3 recordings of the exercises. The MP3's are great help to know how to interpret these exercises, and the MIDI files below are a supplement to this activity.
You may obtain all the MIDI files for Volume Two here or individually below.
The MIDI files below are meant to sound the same as the James' MP3 recordings, but they allow for changing the tempo, and for looping the exercises, or focusing on just a part of an exercise.
The files are named in the form <vol><page>-<track>.<type> where <vol> is the book volume, as in "JlV2" for "James Laughlin's book volume 2", <page> is the page in the book, <track> is the track number in the recordings that come with his book, and <type> is the file type. For example, "JlV2P06-1.mid" is the MIDI file for volume 2, page 6 of Jame's Laughlin's volume 2 book, with the track recording "01".
The other file types are generated from the corresponding MIDI file. For example, "JlV2P06-01.wav" is the WAV equivalent. The .zip files contain all the files of the type. For example, "JlV2midis.zip" is a compressed file containing all the .midi files, for easy download and expansion for Midi Voyager to use.
Please note that the MIDI files above are the ones that provide the flexibility of looping, and changing the tempo, etc. and they are meant to be played with a midi player. To learn how to play these MIDI files, see the instructions on the "Learn With MIDI" page.
The WAV, MP3, and OGG files are for convenience in playing in a browser, or on an audio player you may already have on your computer or mobile device.