Medley Recording

How to calculate the length in time of a medley of tune

Formula to calculate length (time) to play a medley of tunes.

Note: In music the word measure and bar are interchangeable
1st look at the time signature (ie. 3/4). The number (ie 3) on top is how many beats there are per bar.
2nd count the number of bars in the tune.  Bars are divided via a horizontal line.
3rd determine the beats per minute being used for the specific tune.

i.e. using the tune The Siege of Dubrovnik, there are a total of 32 bars.
1st part 8 bars X 2 (repeat) = 16 bars.
2nd part 8 bars X 2 (repeat) = 16 bars Total = 32 bars.

32 bars X 3 beats/bars = 96 beats (notice the bars units cancel each other out)
96 beat / 64 beat/minute = 1.5 minute  (notice the beat units cancel each other out)

We do this for each tune and we have the total minutes it takes to play the medley.

Medley 1.0

Year used: 2021

• 3/4 - Jim Thompson of Flagstaff with harmony 76bpm
• 3/4 - Siege of Dubrovnik with harmony 76bpm
• 6/8 - Morgan of Dunvegan with harmony 44bpm
• 4/4 - The Braes of Mar 100bpm
• 4/4 - The High Road to Linton 70bpm
• 2021 Medley 1 Bagpipe Music (pdf)

Medley 2

Year used: 2021. 2023

• 3/4 - Siege of Dubrovnik with harmony (pdf) 76bpm
• 6/8 - Merrily Danced The Quakers Wife (pdf) 74bpm
• 6/8 - MacDonald Of The Isles (pdf) 74bpm
• 6/4 - The Fair Maid Of Barra (pdf) 56bpm
• 4/4 - Highland Whisky (pdf) 80bpm
• 4/4 - Dundurn Castle (pdf) 74bpm
• 4/4 - The High Road to Linton (pdf) 92bpm double time
• 4/4 - The Sound of Sleat (pdf)
• Medley 3.0

Year used: 2022

• 3/4 The Siege of Dubrovnik 76 BPM (pdf)
• 3/4 Jim Thompson of Flagstaff 76 BPM (pdf)
• 6/8 Morag of Dunvegan PM Tempo for BPM (pdf)
• 4/4 The Braes of Mar 100 BPM (pdf)
• 4/4 The High Road of Linton 76 BPM (pdf)
• 4/4 The Sound of Sleat 76 BPM (pdf)
• 2022 Medley 3 GHB Only 4.3 MB (pdf)

2022 Medley 3 GHB and Drum 11.1 MB (pdf)

Medley 3 without seconds

Medley 3 with seconds

Medley 3.1

Year used: 2022

• 3/4 The Siege of Dubrovnik 74 BPM (pdf)
• 3/4 Jim Thompson of Flagstaff 74 BPM (pdf)
• 6/8 Morag of Dunvegan PM Tempo for BPM - about 45 BPM (pdf)
• 4/4 The Braes of Mar 100 BPM (pdf)
• 4/4 The High Road of Linton 70 BPM (pdf)
• 4/4 The Sound of Sleat 70 BPM (pdf)
• 2022 Medley 3.1 GHB and Drum 10. MB (pdf)

Medley 3 without seconds

Practice recording

Medley 3 July 31 Chanter Practice

Reels Only - This is the proper tempo to practice at for the reels

MSR 1.0

Year used: 2023

• 2/4 - King George V's Army (pdf)
• 2/4 - The Highland Lassie Going to the Fair (pdf)
• 4/4 - The Braes of Mar (pdf)
• 4/4 - Forest Lodge (pdf)
• 4/4 - Flora, Mrs. MacLeod of MacLeod
• 2022 MSR Bagpipe Music (pdf)