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Forum: Music Today, 03:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By CalumII
Re: Fraser's first tune in medley

Yes, it was a nice piece. And nice to hear the Frasers going so well.
Forum: Beer Tent Today, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By CalumII
Re: I need a wee dram or three....

Simply put, if you're a shade sharper than everyone else, you sound brighter. So there's a subtle arms race to be the sharpest.

Pitch creep is made more of than it really merits, to be honest. ...
Forum: Reviews Today, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 95
Posted By CalumII
Re: Braw tuning app

It's an excellent app. Another one I've been using is an app called Bee Flat. It doesn't do the pitch averaging thing, but it displays a continuous trace of pitch history, which is surprisingly...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By CalumII
Re: Reconditioning pipes

As I understand it, the wood won't actually absorb much oil.

The bag will probably be shot. You might get it airtight, but it'll never be stable.

Give it a light oil, then blow...
Forum: Competing Pipers Today, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 40
Posted By CalumII
Re: How to deal with noise?

One handy way of learning to perform with distractions is busking, where you never know what's going to happen.

At home, put on the TV and radio, turn them up so you can hear them when you...
Forum: Beer Tent Today, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By CalumII
Re: How Many Pipers in the World?

Offer to swap them for a pretty rosewood set :D
Forum: Music Today, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By CalumII
Re: Scottish Power Worlds Medley tune?

For sure! There are definitely people out there who feel it is sacrilege, and it wouldn't surprise me at all to learn there are judges who feel that way. Just like there are people that think an...
Forum: Pipe Bands Today, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By CalumII
Re: Music or Sport

It's a funny old business. I watched the final tuning from almost right next to the pipe major's spot - it's the best place to stand on the whole park, IMO. And the pipe major who looked the most...
Forum: Webmaster & Software Today, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 33
Posted By CalumII
Re: Signature strip on here

Do you see how you've got http://https:// at the beginning? First of all, you want to chop off that first http://, as it's kinda like saying google.com.com...

To make the link, Ctrl-C copy the...
Forum: Pipe Bands Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By CalumII
Re: Founding a Junior Band

I would only worry about tenor and bass in year two; one side drummer is going to be pretty lonely, and it's a group instrument by its nature.

I'd consider saying that chanters, sticks and...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By CalumII
Re: Tanning sheep

Nae idea if it helps, but I was recently told off for calling it tanning. Apparently it's called "tawing".

In the meantime, keep the beasties away from barbed wire :lol:
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By CalumII
Re: Chanters & Pitch @ 2018 World Pipe Band Championships

Generally, it's often the case that people will keep on using things that work for them, and that's as true for bands as it is for the soloists still using their 1980ish Naill. These bands have had...
Forum: Bass Sections 08-09-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By CalumII
Re: More than one bass..?

It's been done a few times over the years. I think it makes a lot of sense to have an A and a G drum.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-07-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By CalumII
Re: GHB tutor in Spanish?

You might give them a call - I believe they are still selling off stock on hand but not reprinting it. A real shame; the newest edition of the CoP tutor was the best yet, and better IMO than the...
Forum: Industry News 08-06-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By CalumII

After quite a few years teaching the pipes, and fixing technique, I've come to some tentative conclusions about how it's done. From time to time, I've threatened to write a book, but I think the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-06-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By CalumII
Re: Walrus or Elephant Ivory

Walrus does not have Schreger lines - but they can be difficult to see in some elephant ivory, so if it's important, get an expert opinion.
Forum: Music 08-05-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By CalumII
Re: Tunes for Halloween..?

Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By CalumII
Re: Bagpipe Lung

I'm no doctor, but I find it hard to believe that it's a serious risk, as I for one would have keeled over from a neglected bagpipe long ago.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-01-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By CalumII
Re: HLI dominating Worlds

I suspect part of it was also a numbers and availability game: there were not all that many bands, and there were not that many professional bands that were released to compete in such a competition....
Forum: Beer Tent 07-24-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By CalumII
Re: Bagpipe Lung

The set of pipes in question was in extremely good condition and well maintained.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 07-23-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By CalumII
Re: Broken Plastic Chanter, S**t!!!

What is the plastic? Delrin is tricky to glue at the best of times.
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-22-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piobaireachd Fingerwork

I think it is a really good book and a fantastic addition to anyone's library.

One of the things I particularly like about the book is that it does not shy away from the variation inherent...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-22-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,217
Posted By CalumII
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

How interesting. Bridget Mackenzie wrote a fascinating article in the Piping Times of April/May 1980 about apparent connections between Skaldic verse and piobaireachd, including if I remember...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-21-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,017
Posted By CalumII
Re: Your Experience with Acetyl (Plastic) Highland Bagpipes

Delrin and acetal are the same material...
Forum: Music 07-18-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By CalumII
Re: Does it have a name?

I tend to sing it at my students as tak-ah, tachum , or tak-ee, tachum...
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