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Forum: In Memoriam 06-09-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,020
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: Harvey Ritch of Linville, NC

I think a favorite memory is when we were talking pipe bands and he said of a certain band that refused to tune... "It would bring a tear to a glass eye." Other favorite memories include being...
Forum: In Memoriam 06-08-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,020
Posted By CampbelGal
Harvey Ritch of Linville, NC

Just got word that Harvey Ritch, the proprietor of Everything Scottish in Linville, NC, passed away today. Here is a link to his obituary...
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Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-07-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: Reed question...

I figured that's what you meant! Just saying what happened to me with reeds last year... Lesson learned. :)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: Reed question...

[QUOTE=Klondike Waldo;1257131]I haven't competed in many years, but as a piper for hire, I have to be prepared any event- there's no other piper to back me up or slip me a reed. Consequently, I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-04-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: Reed question...

Yes! Was just getting on to say problem solved! I have 2 played-in reeds that I use in my chanter, but I'm borrowing the Naill from one of my instructors for the competition. Decided to give one a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By CampbelGal
Reed question...

I've had and fixed a lot of issues in my short time, but I've never had anything quite like this... The top hand is solid. The bottom hand is solid to a point and then goes terribly sour after a few...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-19-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: First tune on GHB?

First tune was "Gift of Love" (Also known as "O Waly, Waly" and "The Water is Wide"), second tune was "Amazing Grace", and third was a simple gracenote jig my instructor and a buddy of his wrote. ...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-22-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: Chanter Reed for a Poly Hardie?

Thanks! I had some easy reeds laying around in my pipe box that I had her try and she just about busted a gut, so probably needing one like the McCann. The main problem is getting a reed that will...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-18-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By CampbelGal
Chanter Reed for a Poly Hardie?

Does anyone have suggestions for a super easy reed for a Hardie chanter? I have a beginning piper friend that is having a difficult time finding a super easy reed that has an okay tone and goes well...
Forum: Adult Pipers 11-25-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,876
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: 41 y.o. Novice. First competition.

First off... Kudos to you for competing!!! It's fun, is it not? I like it, no matter where I place!

Now... The best explanation of nervousness while playing was given to me by a good friend of...
Forum: Ladies' Room 11-02-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,294
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: Learning the Chanter

Ditto to Callum... Place the pinky first, don't think about it, and you will soon be reaching naturally.

If it's any comfort, I believe this gentleman started on a standard chanter when he was...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-27-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: A thank you...

A very nice "Thank You"! :) I'm afraid it would not go over so well if I composed a tune... I'm no count at composing tunes. Lyrics maybe, but no tunes!

Hopefully none of us disappoints our...
Forum: Music 10-24-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: disabled pipers?

As a person who has two disabled sisters, I thank you for your consideration for your fellow musicians! Disabled people are just like you and I and they enjoy being able to be a part of a group and...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-24-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By CampbelGal
A thank you...

I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to my instructors!!! I can never truly express how thankful I am for the two pipers that have been willing to call me their student. I am definitely not the...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 09-06-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,824
Posted By CampbelGal
So, where do your pipes "sleep"?

If there's one thing I remember hearing right after I got my pipes, it is... "Never let your pipes sleep anywhere that you would not be comfortable sleeping yourself!"

Pretty good advice, I...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 01-31-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,784
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: College/University for a piper...

Thanks to all for the info, advice, etc. I have decided to go with private instruction with a GREAT piper and advance my piping that way! Again, thanks to all!!! Great group of helpful folks! ...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 01-31-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,784
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: College/University for a piper...

That's a good one! :grin: I'm in touch with 'real life' pipers as well!!! :thumb: My instructor only lives about an hour away and there are plenty of great pipers within a few hours drive.



I...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 01-28-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,784
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: College/University for a piper...

Yes. I know the S.A.P.C. P/M and he's good on the advice... I kind of know what a piper makes in a year, as my current instructor has told me his earnings for an average year. I'm not looking to...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 01-25-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,784
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: College/University for a piper...

I'd rather not tel my age on a public internet forum... I will say that I'm between the ages of 15 and 25.

We'll see... I'm already eating/living/breathing/dreaming piping. Just ask my family...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 01-24-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,784
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: College/University for a piper...

Maybe I'm a bit different from some others my age...?:(

I have Marketing, Accounting, Finances, Computers, etc. down from prior experience in running my own small business since I was a...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 01-24-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,784
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: College/University for a piper...

I definitely have access to GREAT instructors! A couple of EUSPBA judges within 2 - 3 hours drive... As for motivation, I have a plenty of that as well!



Yeah... Money plays a big part...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 01-24-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,784
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: College/University for a piper...

I'm not looking at actually studying in Scotland, though I would LOVE to! I was meaning something a bit closer to home...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 01-24-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,784
Posted By CampbelGal
Re: College/University for a piper...

How good is "good enough"? As in, what grade level for a competing piper?
Forum: Soda Shoppe 01-23-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,784
Posted By CampbelGal
College/University for a piper...

Hi all!

What are the pros and cons of going off to a university to get a degree in piping verses sticking with private lessons and advancing that way? Major/Minor in bagpipe performance... OR ...
Forum: Music 01-13-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,945
Posted By CampbelGal
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