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Forum: Music 02-07-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Question: Correct Fingering For High-A Grace Notes

Just like you don't play a 'real' high G when playing a high G gracenote from B to Low A (for example) you don't involve your ring finger when playing a high A gracenote here.
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-06-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Amateur Contests on West Coast

Vista (north San Diego county) is in fairly easy striking distance. Late June. Vegas has been good in the past though I haven't been there for a few years. Phoenix (early May) and Flagstaff (mid...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-27-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,360
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Third time..crash and burn

Here's a resource you may find helpful.


https://bulletproofmusician.com/


At the very least you'll find how not alone you are!


Good luck-it will get better.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-23-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Kinnaird Evolution Reeds - Troubleshooting a Hissing Tenor

I just struggled with getting the tape around the grub screw. It took a bit of futzing but eventually worked.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Kinnaird Evolution Reeds - Troubleshooting a Hissing Tenor

I have used teflon tape on them before. Tricky but (eventually) workable.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-27-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,343
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal, Sophie's Choice, Ghostbusters 2, etc.) is a rather good player.
Forum: Music 12-10-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,200
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Odd/obsolete embellishments

You might look for Decker Forrest's thesis.


https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/Piping-doctorate-awarded-to-Forrest/
Forum: Beer Tent 12-08-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,183
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Check out these bagpipes

I have the blue Tinker Pipes set and they're a lot of fun. I have them set up in A440 and often use them when we play with rock bands in a mash up at the end of the day. The percussion pipes were...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-08-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

All the Canmore bags I use (three sets of pipes) position the blowpipe exactly where I want it with no special set-up. I just push the stock into the groove and play. YMMV
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-05-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,064
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

The current iteration of the Canmore hybrid bag is excellent. Very well made, comfortable, durable, breathable, can't recommend highly enough.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-06-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Drone Tuning Trouble

If your chanter is happy around Bb you might consider getting a set of Bb drone reeds. There are several makers that provide reeds made to play that low.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-24-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Slurring or Tonguing

I think an anteater might have a long and slender enough tongue to snake down the blowpipe and through the bag to the chanter reed!


Seriously though, no tonguing is possible on most types of...
Forum: Reviews 10-23-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,496
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Braw tuning app

There's always the selfie-stick!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-07-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,393
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

I bit the bullet and bought the Tone Protector. I used it when flying out to Tulsa a few weeks ago and it really protected the reed from the dry cabin air. Warm up was very quick and the reed sounded...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-07-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Aaron Shaw and World Figure Skating Championships

I've always known-and played-it as, "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore."


"Erin Shore" seems more pc and the confusion has been entertaining.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-07-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Aaron Shaw and World Figure Skating Championships

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings but, nope, not me. It's just the coincidence of "Erin Shore" (the title of the first tune) played on bagpipes and "Aaron Shaw" (a player of bagpipes) sounding...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,643
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

It's true that the financial value of competitions-solo or band-is very limited, but don't forget the number one draw of the games. The massed bands is usually cited in surveys I've been shown as the...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-03-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: New to forum, introduction.

Come on by the Wicked Tinkers spot and say hello as well!
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-29-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: When was the First Medley Competition?

Just heard this from Jeannie Campbell-


"medley selections were trialled in 1970, then in 1971 they were introduced for some contests. Depending on whether the contest was for MSR or Medley,...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-22-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By Aaron Shaw
When was the First Medley Competition?

What year did the Medley competition come into being?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-11-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Music Theory: What makes what?

I-IV-V refers to chord structure.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-10-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Music Theory: What makes what?

The classic, somewhat simplified, music theory definition in the recent past was-


Reel- cut-time (or 2/2), 8 bars to a part (4 bars repeated or 8 distinct bars)


Hornpipe- 2/4, 8 bars to a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-04-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,150
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Your Experience with Acetyl (Plastic) Highland Bagpipes

http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculator-pitchchange.htm
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-11-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: BlowPro Pressure Monitor

Part of the point of the BlowPro is that you can save the readings to review after playing. Much like the Braw tuner, this means you get an accurate picture of what you're doing when you're actually...
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