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Forum: Music 03-07-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Seeking music for two tunes

Many thanks for this information Patrick, and for your email. I'll reply directly:)
Forum: Music 02-02-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Seeking music for two tunes

Thanks Calum!

Nice to hear the tunes played to a decent standard....hopefully there's enough in that clip to reverse-engineer if all searches fail :thumb:
Forum: Music 02-02-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Seeking music for two tunes

Many thanks Patrick; much appreciated!

Confess I've never really got to grips with the search engine you quoted - I've had a few accidental hits but a null answer often leaves me wondering if I...
Forum: Music 02-02-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By Steve Law
Seeking music for two tunes

Please can anybody guide me to where I might find printed music for two tunes? I'm looking for the correct music to play for the highland dance "Earl of Erroll" (not the country dance of similar...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-18-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

With respect to all the valid thoughts earlier, I'd spend some time and make quite sure the hemp was as neat and parallel as I could - the colour is irrelevant, but I always use waxed, and finish by...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-18-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By Steve Law
Re: PC with optical sensor problem?

I hung back for quite a while before buying mine, and initially had similar issues (I won't call them problems)....

But I too had a long chat with the manufacturer, who I found most willing to...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,213
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

As a 12 year old, I went with my dancing school from England to do two weeks of performances around Stockholm.... free time in the mornings, 2/3 gigs per afternoon at various locations around the...
Forum: Music 09-30-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By Steve Law
Re: New 6/8 March: 1,000 Hours

Nice work, Peter.... I like this very much.

I donít have a creative bone in my body and admire those who take the trouble to commit to paper (and so generously share).

Iím going to have fun...
Forum: Music 06-25-2019, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Can anyone identify this tune, please?

Hi Peter,

I fell over it on YouTube.... World Champions 2017, Inverary & District Pipe Band march-off at the end of the day (haven’t yet worked out how to link to the URL, sorry).

It’s the...
Forum: Music 06-23-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Can anyone identify this tune, please?

Patrick, youíre a gent, many thanks.

Coincidentally I bought a couple of Bob Mathiesonís books only a few weeks ago and have the tune on my knee now, thanks to your steer 👍

Iím happy to search...
Forum: Music 06-23-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 969
Posted By Steve Law
Can anyone identify this tune, please?

Hope this doesnít breach any rules, but I heard this tune on a YouTube video and would like to track down the title, and ideally the author and (assuming itís published) which book contains it... Iíd...
Forum: Adult Pipers 06-16-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,239
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process

Nate, I admire your aim of never setting limits.... thatís great, and I wish you well with it. :thumb:

But. Since I now qualify for my pension and any number of discounts due to age I donít think...
Forum: Adult Pipers 06-15-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,239
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process

Oh Yeah.... and I started 53 years ago when I was 12. As a kid I had the benefit of a couple of great teachers but they both passed away many years ago and my memories of their urgings and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,793
Posted By Steve Law
Re: GDED gracenote timing in Donald MacLeod's reel: Roderick MacDonald

I donít know this tune, but feel this thread is in some way related to another (should judges be offered a copy of tunes being played in a competition?).

I was brought up that the written music...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Small Bluetooth transmitter?

I tried it once, using a small bluetooth transmitter linked to a bluetooth speaker (rather than earbuds) but there was too much of a lag between what my fingers were playing and what came out of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By Steve Law
Re: MG White Mamba Drone Reeds

Might struggle a little finding the dollar bill....and our small paper moneyís plastic now....looks like youíll need a £20 or upwards :wave::grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Notes in Music?

Having a few friends from orchestral music backgrounds, it seems to me that theyíre often glued to the notes (length, mainly) as written, while the better pipers donít feel such an obligation. Can...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2019, 03:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Exercise sheets - good or bad?

For really good reasons...without the basics nailed, everything else is hoping for the best.

Whatever form of practice best suits the individual, if itís not diligently performed then the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Matched Chanters - Relevant in 2019?

My two pennyworth...
For higher grades seeking the absolute best they can get, then matching sets of anything will help to remove variables and at those levels tiny things matter.

Iíd suggest...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,437
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Standard or long chanter?

Oh I wish this forum had a ‘like’ button :)

P.S. sorry for the inadvertent double post above, no idea how that happened
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,043
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Dojo university?

Given your USA location (eliminates the cross-Atlantic language hurdle, which is often trivial but sometimes not), along with your self-declared beginner status....

If you really canít access a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,437
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Standard or long chanter?

Taking up the point about resting on the table.... in our band weíre often exhorted to do that, as pictured many times with Army pipers around the practice table.

My ex-Black Watch P/M teacher...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,437
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Standard or long chanter?

Taking up the point about resting on the table.... in our band weíre often exhorted to do that, as pictured many times with Army pipers around the practice table.

My ex-Black Watch P/M teacher...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,043
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Dojo university?

Oh how I agree with this!

And to his credit, Andrew Douglas (Dojo) places huge emphasis on clean fingerwork above everything else.... SO many are so anxious to get onto tunes they neglect this...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,043
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Dojo university?

Iíve used Dojo and found it has many good attributes....speaking as a piper since 1965, so I do know some stuff (but wish I knew more).

I found their approach helpful and fresh but would echo the...
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