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Forum: Teacher's Lounge Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By CalumII
Re: Better teaching methods?

I have for a while been introducing sol-fa and takadimi work with my students, and I have found it so useful that I am considering abandoning the use of the chanter altogether until the student can...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piobaireachd

How do you pronounce words like seachd, naidheachd, luchd, coimhearsnachd, beachd?
Forum: Music 07-20-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By CalumII
Re: tunes from Rory Campbell

Neither of those are in Field of Bells (though it a great book, well worth having).

Rory is on Facebook if you want to try getting in touch with him.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-11-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By CalumII
Re: Struggling with finger placement

Keep your fingers relaxed enough that you can feel the vibration of the sound coming through the holes.

Change the way you think about mistakes. Mistakes are not bad things that you shouldn't...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-09-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By CalumII
Re: "Heilan Laddie" blocked?

Because Youtube's algorithms are a hot mess and no-one has the financial incentive to fix them.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 07-06-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By CalumII
Re: Automatic note beams in Lilypond


Presumably the doublings confuse the internal logic of Lilypond, so you'll probably have to look at the section on manual beaming.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By CalumII
Re: E note flat on Border Chanter

You're saying the F# is collapsing to an F natural? This is usually due to the reed being too closed. A very gentle squeeze of the bridle from the sides, while looking at the mouth of the reed,...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-05-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By CalumII
Re: Old Tunes, Suddenly There... Again!!

Forum: Music 07-02-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By CalumII
Re: Unknown tune name!

Can't be anyone else, can it?

(By the way, John isn't his middle name, his name is Angus John, as far as I know, so shouldn't really be abbreviated to Angus J. any more than Ann-Marie should...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-02-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By CalumII
Re: 78 rpm

I think there were a lot of things going on. I strongly suspect the 19th century British Army produced a lot of very unmusical pipers - the kind of pipers who play the bagpipe like an accordion,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-29-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 924
Posted By CalumII
Re: John Ban Mackenzie bagpipes

Wonder if that's maybe a 4 rather than a 2 on the chanter, making it 1840.
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-28-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By CalumII
Re: PS Book History

Quite a few of them do have "themes" of some kind, concentrating on a particular manuscript or whatever.

Book seven is a common first purchase, but to be honest, I'd just try and pick out a tune...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By CalumII
Re: Atherton Pipes - Ross Bag

Ross will make you a bag without collars that you can have tied in yourself.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By CalumII
Re: Pipers Dirk

s139 Criminal Justice Act 1988 part 49 (5)

Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (4) above, it shall be a defence for a person charged with an offence under this section to prove...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,322
Posted By CalumII
Re: I.D. Cover sketch on S. Jones tutor

I don't know, I mean, he started off mounted on a horse wearing impenetrable armour, that seems a reasonably fair fight to me :D
Forum: Beer Tent 06-26-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By CalumII
Re: Inveran shop pipe repairs

Oh yes, this was I think 2001 or 2002 when he was in Loanhead.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-26-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By CalumII
Re: Inveran shop pipe repairs

Brian replaced a drone joint for me many years ago at very short notice after an unfortunate accident during the Tattoo (drink may or may not have been taken). I took the part in at 8am and picked...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-26-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By CalumII
Re: Any Key of A practice chanters aside from the ES Chanter?

Most standard practice chanters will play in A right off the bat with the right reed. MacCallum, Hardie and Warnock certainly do for me with Warnock reeds.
Forum: Adult Pipers 06-17-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By CalumII
Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process

Sort of. For most people their ceiling is motivation, not competence. And that's fine: I'm certainly not going to be winning any Gold Medals, because I can't be bothered to do the amount of work...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-13-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 823
Posted By CalumII
Re: Problem going from E to low A

Can you post an audio clip? We can guess, but we can answer the question with a recording.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-10-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,556
Posted By CalumII
Re: Thick People

It varies. Generally though it's rare for people to have an in-depth knowledge of the tradition without a connection to players. You do get a lot of requests for Scottish but not pipeable tunes -...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-10-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By CalumII
Re: New pipes issue

Your chanter reed is too hard, but it sounds manageable, and it's probably not unreasonable for someone at your stage to still have stamina issues to a degree.

So the problem lies with your...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-09-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By CalumII
Re: New pipes issue

You need to be systematic about this.

Firstly, test the bag for airtightness. Cork all the stocks, get as much air as you can into it, and time how long it takes before you can get more air in....
Forum: Beer Tent 06-05-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By CalumII
Re: Suspicious/dubious set posted online?

These were posted on Reddit a couple of weeks ago.


Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By CalumII
Re: Bass Drone Crack Repair

If it is functional, I would leave it alone. Definitely don't glue it: you're just making life harder for the repairer. In the mean time it works, and if it opens up more the repair is no more...
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