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Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-20-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Chanter alignment with synthetic bags....

If it were one tweak five minutes after I play I would be thrilled. But it goes on for 20 minutes or more -- turning the chanter to the left after every set. Sometimes by the end of a set I've barely...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Chanter alignment with synthetic bags....

Has anyone experienced when they are playing the need to frequently twist the chanter to the left to keep it aligned? Almost like the neck of the bag is changing shape while you play and you keep...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-07-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Info on MacPherson pipers

The fellow in Ontario is Keith Theobald, and he lives somewhere in eastern Ontario. I visited him once to see his silver and ivory pipes, which were reputedly the Prize Pipe made by Duncan MacDougall...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-04-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Nigel Richard R.I.P

This is sad. I played Nigel's instruments for years and loved them. And I liked Nigel a lot. He used to have a fellow working for him, Alan -- I can't recall his last name -- who owns a piping shop...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-29-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Piobaireachd Society concert on line

I didn't hear the concert, but I'll certainly give you a big thumbs-up for the rest of your message John. In recent years the PS has become the go-to site for serious players and teachers, and that...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-02-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,619
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: The Universe of Bagpipes?

I believe Oliver had a son, but the son has no interest in Oliver's piping or business doings.
JM
Forum: Competition Results 11-02-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Glenfiddich Piping Championship 2020

I agree with you about the importance of this introduction. When I'm judging I often re-read it over the course of a morning while the competitors tune.
JM
Forum: Beer Tent 10-08-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,108
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Has pitch topped out?

I think the bands and the chanter makers have been largely responsible for the rise in pitch. The soloists have risen with the bands, though as a whole we've lagged behind a bit. The bands continue...
Forum: Music 09-20-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Russell M Cooper

Composer is Dave Westie. Published in Robert MacNeil's book, 1990.
Forum: Reviews 08-20-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-17-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,745
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Forum: Beer Tent 08-17-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,274
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

I have to say that the above two statements -- if I'm reading them right -- are quite foreign to me and, I would suggest, to many or most of my colleagues. I'm often asked after a contest how I...
Forum: Music 07-18-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,923
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: "Wrongly" arranged and misprinted tunes

Geeze, Colin. You'll never get to Heaven now!
Forum: Music 07-17-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,923
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: "Wrongly" arranged and misprinted tunes

Big topic this one, but on the subject of the third part of John MacDonald of Glencoe --



I don't have a copy in Willie Lawrie's handwriting, but I have a copy in John MacColl's handwriting,...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-15-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,838
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: The Sheepwife

Absolutely public domain.
JM
Forum: Music 04-04-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: 23rd psalm

https://pipetunes.ca/tunes/lord-is-my-shepherd-the/
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-11-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Another "pipe identification assistance" thread

Modern pipes aren't my forté, but they look a lot like Hardies, maybe from the late 1980s.
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-11-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Island Piobaireachd Style

I'm not really sure what island style is either but I would suggest that a lot of "MacPherson" players would contend they play in a "flowing, song-based style" as well. I think the Cameron/MacPherson...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-06-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Reed scraping question.

This is true. However, for most people this depends on reed selection and therefore who they get their reeds from. Their idea of "easy-medium" and the reedmaker or retailer's idea of easy-medium...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-06-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Reed scraping question.

Most good players I know start with a reed that is a bit strong. If it doesn't get easier after some playing or if it does but is still a bit hard, they will shave it. I use newly-sharp utility...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-23-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,978
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

Doh -- I meant the difference between ebony and blackwood. Much harder than telling ebony from ivory!


JM
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-22-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,978
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

I don't find colour to be an effective way of telling ebony from ivory. Knowing ebony from ivory is especially difficult if there is a lacquer finish on the pipes. For me it's two things: one is the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-06-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,697
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pipers in the old days

I take it back. This was not William Ross. This was James Campbell, the Queen's Piper after Ross.
Forum: Music 12-01-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,351
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Am I really expected to play double d-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

These are most certainly played not only at the highest level, but well below the highest level. Yes, it's hard, but D gracenotes tend to be our weakest gracenote. I needed pages and pages to cover...
Forum: Music 11-23-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,047
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Mull of Kintyre - rant

In the original recording the only melody the pipes play is the chorus. The rest of the time they play harmony notes. The pipes are accompaniment. The vocal is the star of the show. It's not really...
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