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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By John Dally
Re: Why are some better than others ?

Couldn't agree more.

Malcolm Gladwell's OUTLIERS is a study in how a nurturing environment is as important for success as other elements, like talent and intelligence.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By John Dally
Re: Using the Braw Bagpipe Tuner to get your chanter in tune

Thanks for another very useful video, Matt. I have been using the Braw tuner, but your video showed me a few new tricks.

I really appreciate your approach to these videos. It's refreshing how...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By John Dally
Re: A favor? Up for Best Social Media for The Big Rab Show Awards...

Voted for you, Matt. It was an easy decision.
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-23-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By John Dally
Re: "Clan MacRae Society" four or six parts?

Which raises another question: traditional tunes, which setting? That might be a subject for a separate thread, but I've heard at least one person who judges say that Willie Ross's setting are the...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-23-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By John Dally
"Clan MacRae Society" four or six parts?

William Fergusson's great tune "Clan MacRae Society" was composed with four parts. Later Alex Duthart composed another two parts, which, with all due respect to Duthart, do not fit the rest of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-22-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By John Dally
Re: I Need a Practice Chanter

FWIW I have owned most of the brands mentioned above, and I hated only one or two of them. I've been playing a full size Colin Kyo for the last few years and love it.
Forum: Reviews 10-22-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By John Dally
Re: Ronnie Sheepskin Pipe Bag review & play test

Good review, Matt. Thanks for posting it.
I ordered one on your recommendation, and I'm very happy with the purchase. It was a bear to tie in, and everyone who buys one would do well to watch your...
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-22-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By John Dally
Re: Need advice to help with a decision

You might check in with one of the pipers from Wasatch and District. There are some very knowledgeable pipers in that band and they might have a contact at MacCallum. Nothing is better than having...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-21-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 940
Posted By John Dally
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

There is someone on this forum who was flown from London to Turkey for a Burns Supper. I think he just won.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By John Dally
Re: Jazz chord accompaniment

I don't want to name any person or group, but the trend appears to be more prevalent in Scotland than Ireland. It is also seems to be a strangely homogenous approach, as if all the Scottish...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By John Dally
Jazz chord accompaniment

I don't think jazz chords work with drone music. Thankfully, they haven't become ever present in Irish folk music. John Doyle might throw one in for color once in a while, but he recognizes that...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By John Dally
Re: Has pitch topped out?

We have wandered off into the bagpipe scale and harmonic tuning, as opposed to equal temperament tuning (pianos, and just about everything else). Here is an interesting article that explains it:...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-09-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By John Dally
Re: Has pitch topped out?

Andrew Frater is the name I was trying to remember yesterday. I got a few large reeds from him years ago.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-09-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By John Dally
Re: Has pitch topped out?

There was a reed maker in Scotland making reeds for old chanters, but I think he passed away and I can't remember his name anyway (started with an F?).

Ask George Lumsdan. His email is available...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By John Dally
Re: Has pitch topped out?

Thanks all.
Pip01 Your posts read like found poems. I mean that as a compliment.
I used to have a chanter in A=440, but didn't like it very much because it didn't ring and the heavy bottom hand...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By John Dally
Re: has pitch topped out?

Sorry, don't know what "SGRPM" stands for.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,509
Posted By John Dally
Has pitch topped out?

Has "standard" pitch topped out at 480? I haven't been paying attention for a few years, happily doing my own thing in isolation, but doing some research recently it seems that people were talking...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-04-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By John Dally
Re: BorderPipe Questions

I just meant that if you like Fred Morrison's sound then the way forward is clear, because his pipes are readily available. He has made many customers very happy. I would put his pipes at the loud...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-03-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By John Dally
Re: BorderPipe Questions

These are dangerous waters to swim in, but I will take the plunge. Just remember everyone has their opinions (and alliances).
What you are asking for is so much a matter of personal taste you...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-30-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By John Dally
Re: Cadential D gracenotes

Andrew Wright in his GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF PIOBAIREACHD (College of Piping, 2013), defines the modern ways of playing the three note cadence, but he doesn't mention anything about fingering.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-30-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By John Dally
Re: Cane SSP Reeds

Some makers use more of an angle when drilling the high G and F than others. I have a Bb chanter that is very tight because there is no angle to the hole, and a D chanter that is not because the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-30-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By John Dally
Re: Cadential D gracenotes

I'm curious what prompted you to post this?
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-29-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By John Dally
Re: Favorite SSP Chanter?

If you are asking about the key of the chanter, then C chanters have the best sound with a well balanced scale. The C chanter is the basis for the modern SSP, because Colin Ross, a NSP maker, took...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-29-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By John Dally
Re: Cane SSP Reeds

The reeds in my various Ray Sloan chanters are still going strong after 20 years. A student just took delivery of a new SSP from Ray, and it is interesting to hear a new reed compared to my 20 year...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-26-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By John Dally
Re: Archival recordings now included

Amazing recordings there, Barry. Thanks for all the work you have done over the decades. Without your original research and careful collecting of these important recordings and tunes Cape Breton...
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