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Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-12-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,049
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Changing birl style

Gotcha. Don't think I'd have the same level of success with this POS poly PC I've got here though. It already sounds like crap, and I haven't tried to modify it yet. Who knows, maybe it'll sound...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-05-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,049
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Changing birl style

That sounds like a great idea. I've got an old POS practice chanter that I could sacrifice in the name of a better birl. I broke the 5th metacarpal in my right hand in my 20's, and it never healed...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-31-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Piper's Friend moisture control

But you can pour it (Moose valve) off. I do all the time. I like the idea of the McCallum internal valve though. That and this Piper's Friend water trap could work together ... Something to think...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-30-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Piper's Friend moisture control

I like the idea. However, I would have to remove my Moose Valve, and that isn't going ot happen. Love my Moose Valve. The Moose Valve does some moisture control. Perhaps if you use a regular flapper...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-16-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,283
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Chanter tuning struggle, the high notes

Your best bet is a good instructor. Someone that can be there with you, hands on, to help you. Failing that, have a read here, about reeds :) Chris really knows his stuff - but he should, he makes...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 12-16-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Left handed student

A couple of thoughts occur to me ... spurred by previous comments.
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When teaching a left handed person, from the very beginning ... as teachers, are we doing them a service, or a disservice, by...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-07-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,283
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Chanter tuning struggle, the high notes

Hello MariaF,
Sorry to be so late to jump in here. It seems from what you've said that the most glaring problem you have is a sharp top hand. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that your...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 11-14-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Airyware Tuner

Has anyone tried this tuner (https://tuner.airyware.com/)? I just downloaded it to my phone. Haven't played with it much just yet. Wondering if it's any good?

Cheers,
Scot.
Forum: Adult Pipers 11-13-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,454
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Need advice to help with a decision on GHB

Nevermind ... found it :)

http://www.piperspersuasion.com/kennymacleod/

Cheers,
Scot
Forum: Adult Pipers 11-13-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,454
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Need advice to help with a decision on GHB

Can't find it. Would you have a link by chance? I'd like to have a listen.

Cheers,
Scot.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,271
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Gordon Walker

As a lad learning the pipes, there was talk and rumours about one of the elder statesmen/pipe teachers in our local band. A man that I had respected and looked up to. He was brought up on charges,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Chromatic bagpipe chanter

My apologies gentlemen. I had understood the question to be about a simple chromatic scale - not the full scale, all the sharps and flats included. Wow ... I just watched the video included with the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-29-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Chromatic bagpipe chanter

Maybe I'm off base here, but ... the GHB scale has two sharps, C and F. Could a person not just tape those two notes down to their natural values, and have a chromatic chanter?

Cheers,
Scot.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-28-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,190
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Cutting The Tip Off Reeds

Interesting ... so it seems you're able to achieve an added note above high A (high B) by trimming a reed. When I trim a reed, it drops the pitch somewhat, makes the reed a little harder to blow, and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-26-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,190
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Cutting The Tip Off Reeds

I've had limited success. I wouldn't suggest you try clipping the tips off a reed that you depend on ... that being said it can save an otherwise dead reed. As I said, limited success - I've only...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-21-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Reed advice

All the advise given to you previously in this thread is rock solid. My only comment would be "ditto". Just to reiterate ... There was mention made of efficiency when considering reeds, and the fact...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-20-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Practice Chanter Stand/Holder

For me, a stand of some sort wouldn't fit the bill. I'd need a stand in three or four rooms around the house, at band practice, in my pipe case, for all my different chanters (I've got too many I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-29-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Wrong-footed

I agree ... don't overthink it! It'll drive you mad I tell you ... MAD!!! :willy: Failing that, perhaps we should march left, right, right, left, right, right. :grin:

Cheers,
Scot.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-01-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: Bag Cover - loose or tight?

I've found that too tight is not good. I've also found that too loose is not good. It needs to be "just right" (Goldilocks).
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- Too tight, and the bag can't expand as far as it should, and that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-01-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Ganaan PC

Anybody tried one?
https://ganaan.ca/products/ganaan-mkii-practice-chanter?variant=31651608363140

Cheers,
Scot.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 07-19-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: ABC music software

Oh, okay thanks Gents. I obviously misunderstood. Would be nice to have a setup file though that loads automatically. I guess I can just save my own template.

Cheers,
Scot.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 07-19-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
ABC music software

Hello folks,
I use EasyABC quite a bit, and I have a question. Can anyone tell me how an incipit file works? I gather it's a sort of template, or setup file. Can anyone tell me how it works, and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: bag for second set

That's a good option I had considered also. I played a Gannaway years ago. The only thing I didn't really care for was the goose neck.

Cheers,
Scot.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By Scot Kortegaard
Re: bag for second set

I was looking at the Lee & Sons cowhide bag too. Says it needs very little maintenance. So many choices out there.

Cheers,
Scot.
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