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Forum: Webmaster & Software 09-22-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Android software

Also there is a Peterson Strobe Tuner (https://www.petersontuners.com/products/istrobosoft/) app for $10USD.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 09-21-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Android software

I also have a Galaxy Tab 7.

I use the Braw (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.avoir.accord&hl=en_CA) pipe tuner. It is excellent.

Droid Piper...
Forum: Music 09-20-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Russell M Cooper

Russell M. Cooper...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-06-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Alt Pibroch Club?

J. David Hester (https://davidhester.com/)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-26-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,114
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: 2020 setup?

I am pretty happy with my current setup now.

Peter Henderson ABW pipes with Boxwood mounts, ferrules and bushings from 2019
Nail ABW with silver band from July 2020
J Troy chanter reed and Tone...
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-17-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Your first piobaireachd and who taught you it

The MacFarlanes Gathering

I learned it from Willie McCallum's CD "Worlds Greatest Pipers Volume 14", by playing along with the music and reading from Kilberry. Once on the pipes I would play a...
Forum: Music 08-11-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: The Shores of Loch Bee

Apparently this tune is also known as "The Sands of Loch Bee" and can be found in various collections...
Forum: Music 08-11-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
The Shores of Loch Bee

On his CD "Live..." Angus MacColl plays a small 4/4 set including the tune "The Shores of Loch Bee". After looking on Bob Pekaar's, Lee and Sons' and Jim McGillvray's sites I have come up empty.

I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,196
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Would you purchase your Blair electronic chanter again?

I second this. It was always a struggle to get the Blair to actually work consistently. I sold it after 6 weeks or so.

I have a Deger II and it always does what I want it to. The only...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-08-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Frequent Double Toning - Tenor Drone Reed

Are you using a moisture control system? Moisture collecting on the tongue or leaking down the drone bore can cause drone reed instability.

Some other ideas;

1/ The drone is burbling, i.e. the...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Piping via Skype/Zoom or whatever

Use the Zoom settings to decrease the microphone sensitivity when playing and then increase it when speaking. It's a pain though to remember that you have to readjust all the time.

Also Piping...
Forum: Music 07-07-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: French Tunes

La Marche de Jean Pierre Pichard
Bob Worrall book 3


Salute to Cap Caval
Bob Worrall book 3
Forum: Music 07-05-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Identify Cape Breton tunes

I thought these might on the album, but they do not appear to be.


tomm
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

You would calculate the frequency of F#, then locate the harmonic multiples of that frequency above and below. You should see higher spikes around those frequencies on drones that support F# and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

I have found Sound Spectrum Pro (https://www.lindentree.eu/sounds.php) to be a very useful tool in analyzing the harmonic response of the drones and chanter.
Forum: Music 06-16-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Canadian "Provincial " Tunes

Prince Edward Island (http://www.patrickmclaurin.com/tunedatabase/find.php?phptitle=Prince Edward Island&titlemac=Yes&compmac=Yes&orderbythis=book&Submit=Submit&fuzzy=Yes) Cairns, P.M. A....
Forum: Music 06-09-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Tune history for slow march "Good Bye"

Here is a possible source


Good Bye (Beannachd leibh)...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-30-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Tuning to High A

I have been wondering the same thing. Why tune to High A when High A is typically flat by 10 to 20 cents.

I was told by my instructors that you tune to High A because that sets the blowing...
Forum: Music 05-21-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Barry Shears: Tune identification assistance

Sources are as follows:


B5.1 My Daughter's Lullabye
Written-By – B. Shears*
The Cape Breton Collection Of Bagpipe Music (https://www.cranfordpub.com/books/ShearsCB.htm), page 55


B5.2...
Forum: Music 05-16-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Old Embellishment

They are a grip (LG D LG) to the following note. Eg. bar 1, there is a grip to F.


tomm
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-10-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: BMW Repeat between 1st and 2nd part on same staff

This code will give you what you want I think.



& sharpf sharpc
I!'' B_4 B_4
! B_4 B_4
! B_4 B_4
! '1 B_4 B_4 _'
! '2 D_4 D_4 _'
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: An effort to show support, and solidarity with Nova Scotia

Another event, the Nova Scotia Pipers Tribute, was held on Friday April 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM, and the pipers posted their videos here...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-25-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: An effort to show support, and solidarity with Nova Scotia

Thank you everyone who has decided to participate today.


I will be in Herring Cove, across from Long Lake. Beautiful day to play outside.


tomm
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
An effort to show support, and solidarity with Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia experienced a horrible tragedy almost a week ago.

I want to suggest that pipers, individually and within the constraints imposed by the COVID-19 state of emergency play Amazing Grace...
Forum: Music 03-23-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Story behind "Greenwood Side"

AKA The Cruel Mother (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cruel_Mother).

You can google the Behind the Tunes Manual for this story. However it essentially summarizes the lyrics...
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