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Forum: Piobaireachd 01-25-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

May I have your permission to try something, please ?
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-25-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

David,
If you have it in MS Word, or LibreOffice, format, I'll be glad to turn it into .epub and .mobi for you.
Forum: Music 08-11-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,042
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Castle Dangerous - story behind the tune?

Better known as "Good Sir James"...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-07-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: GHB tutor in Spanish?

I contacted them through the CoP web site, but have not had any reply from them ;-3(

So I'll just go ahead, and go on with my translation which is now at the proof-reading stage.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-07-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: GHB tutor in Spanish ?

Sadly, negative answer from one, and no answer from the other ;-3(

So I started my own translation, doing an OCR of the .pdf I have, then using that as a basis the Google Translation of each...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-30-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: GHB tutor in Spanish ?

Thanks for the pointer, Tom.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-30-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By Ron the Frog
GHB tutor in Spanish?

I have a problem: Seems I am going to teach GHB to several members of the Paraguayan Army HQ Band.

Those musicians are unlikely to have English, so can anyone point me toward a GHB piping manual...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 09-15-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By Ron the Frog
ABC (or BWW, or BMW) to MP3 conversion (under Linux) (Also BWW/BMW to ABC)

I use ABC notation to write and print my scores, and wanted to have the music in mp3 format so I could listen to it on my phone. It took me some time, but I found a reasonably simple way to do it...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-14-2016, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Shepherd drone reeds blades dimensions ?

Which why I would like to have the dimensions of the original, so I can then experiment changing this or that parameter and see the results.

I also plan to drill and tap the ends of one set of...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-13-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ron the Frog
Shepherd drone reeds blades dimensions?

Having inherited several sets of Original (NOT SM90) drone reed bodies, devoid of blades, I am planning to experiment making new blades for them, using the local cultivar of "Arundo Yoplait."...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-30-2016, 04:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,109
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Piper dies from bagpipe bag germs

Is that prudent, in those conditions ? ;-3)
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,109
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Piper dies from bagpipe bag germs

How pleasant life would be if only we could have some media without spin...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,109
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Piper dies from bagpipe bag germs

So the death of a brother piper, from a bagpipes-related cause, is a non-story ?
Well done, that man...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,109
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Piper dies from bagpipe bag germs

Latest in the saga: Despite apology, bagpipes study not slated for retraction

"Itís not often that a paper elicits an apology ó but thatís just what happened when family members first learned a...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2016, 02:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,109
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Piper dies from bagpipe bag germs

yet many seasoning recipes have alcohol, either as rubbing alcohol or in the form of whisky.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-01-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,109
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Piper dies from bagpipe bag germs

It may be a left-over from Zen meditation, but I do...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,109
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Piper dies from bagpipe bag germs

I do not know Clorox (may be a Colonies and Dominions thing) but over forty years ago PM John MacLellan advised us to "wash out the bag with warm water in which a little Dettol* has been placed".
...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,109
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Piper dies from bagpipe bag germs

One point I do not completely understand, is how the fungi inside the bag get to the piper, given that our pipes have a check-valve in the blow-pipe, and that we usually inspire through the nose and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-25-2016, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,006
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Bagpipe warning over threat of fatal fungus...

With due respect, m'lud, this piece of news has been all over the media in recent days, BBC, MSN, Washington Post, and several national newspapers in the UK, while the medical report was only...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,109
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Piper dies from bagpipe bag germs

Had you bothered to read the original medical report, you would have seen that" His house showed no evidence of mould or water damage", and that the fungi found in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,006
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Bagpipe warning over threat of fatal fungus...

The antiseptic virtue of Hardie's Airtight probably came from the lye in the recipe.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,006
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Bagpipe warning over threat of fatal fungus...

That was the advice given by PM MacLellan in his "Piper's Handbook".
Forum: Beer Tent 08-24-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,109
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Piper dies from bagpipe bag germs

I note that PM MacLellan's "Piper's Handbook" already advised that one should from time to time rinse out one's bag with warm water to which some Dettol has been added.

I have also read about...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-16-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ron the Frog
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-15-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,169
Posted By Ron the Frog
Re: Can Shepherd SM90 reeds be tuned down to 455hz ?

Grateful thanks for this reminder, I had completely forgotten this aspect of drone blade tuning, and was wondering why I was running out of wheesht so quickly when playing ;-3(
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