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Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Joseph Diodato
What if PM's were like Fletcher from the movie Whiplash?

If you've never seen the film, imagine if Gordon Ramsey were a musician.

For reference: the 'Not my tempo' scene ...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Any Favorite Tunes for All Hallows Eve?

The Haunting? Id also put forth Mist-Covered Mountains of Home and Dark Island. I imagine b minor tunes will generally fit the bills.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Any Favorite Tunes for All Hallows Eve?

I'd say that A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach fits the bill pretty well.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,333
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Listen to this

Same here. The green 'play' button is grayed out, as are the names of each track.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-27-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pipe Teacher in LaFayette, Indiana?

That would be the Indianapolis Gordon 500 Pipers (https://www.500gordonpipers.com/). I suppose the real question then becomes if Paul's students are more interested in a parade or competition band....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-26-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Recommend new drone reeds for McCallum's

I currently use EzeeDrone in my McCallum pipes, but I've also heard great things about the White Mambas.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Can I ship a pipe with ivory mounts to the USA?

I'm fairly certain that the answer is no (although I hope someone more familiar with the pertinent laws can chime in). This article...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Cleaning a zipperless SSP (Canmore) bag?

I have a set of Shepherd smallpipes in A that are an absolute delight. However, I was taking my pipes apart to put in a new drone set, re-hemp the joints, etc., and I realized that this particular...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-24-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pipe Teacher in LaFayette, Indiana?

Paul,

I highly reccomend your students check out the Bloomington Pipers' Society (https://www.facebook.com/bloomingtonpipers/?ref=br_rs) in Bloomington, IN. We've got a great group of pipers at...
Forum: Music 09-03-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

Peter,

This may be on your radar already, but Keith MacDonald's Church Piper series sounds like a good fit for your needs. Perhaps you might check out the Privy Piping book as well.

Cheers,
Joe
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Maverick Practice Chanters

I'm looking to expand my collection of piping items in the future, and I'm particularly interested in the Maverick practice chanters (https://www.maverickglasgow.com/product/titan/). Gorgeous...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,637
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Head shakers

Nope, even your average beginner band or orchestra student is squeaking out a 1 octave (concert pitch) B flat or D major scale after a few weeks of group instruction.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-15-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By Joseph Diodato
EzeeDrone vs Shepherd SSP Drone Reeds

I'll be looking to replace my Shepherd SSP drone reeds in the near future. I currently have the EzeeDrone Shepherd SSP reeds, but I'd love to hear perspectives from folks that have tried both the...
Forum: Side / Snare 08-12-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Practice Drum Pad Recommendation

I've dabbled in a bit of pipe band drumming and I absolutely love the Offworld pads. The pad is a bit louder, but very articulate. You also might look into a softer pad as well so that your son can...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-31-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First set of pipes ordered!

Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement! The pipe major of this particular band is aware that I intend to join their pipe corps once I'm up to snuff. The band practices quite a bit aways...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-30-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First set of pipes ordered!

Many thanks, pip!

And same to you, OHpiper. I have my eye on joining a pipe band as well in the near future -- just have to get through this next transition! It's quite exciting to look forward to...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-27-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First set of pipes ordered!

super and Andrew,

Many thanks! It certainly does feel like Christmas. I even managed to show a little alma mater pride by coordinating my bag, bag trim, and cord colors. Otherwise I would have...
Forum: Music Groups 07-26-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Celtic multi-instrumentalists?

Folks that play pipes in a band --

Do you play any additional instruments with the band such as whistle, flute, or different flavors of piping? If so, how would you say your repertoire is divided...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-26-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By Joseph Diodato
First set of pipes ordered!

I ordered my first set of pipes a few hours ago (after receiving the thumbs up from my instructor of course!), a beautiful McCallum AB2 Deluxe set...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pipetunes.ca question

Roger,

Are you receiving a ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR message? Can you copy and paste exactly what you're seeing or a screenshot? In the meantime, clearing your cookies might be helpful. A quick...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-22-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pierced Pipers?

Which is a perfectly fine reason to get a tattoo. Many of us get tattoos to remember/honor/reflect on/etc. a certain part or phase of life.



Do you have a source for this figure? As technology...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-20-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Better teaching methods?

I wonder if we might see a shift in the usual approaches to piping in that students are able to learn the proper mechanics and technique needed for blowing and perhaps a simple scale early on. Even...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-18-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pierced Pipers?

Wow, thank you all for sharing your perspectives!



Many thanks for the encouragement, Patrick! As an aside, I recently stumbled across your blog in my search for some tunes that most folks on...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-18-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,795
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Better teaching methods?

I'm but a student myself, albeit with a fantastic teacher! I thought I'd chip in with my n=1 experience based on my last six or months on the practice chanter. :)



We use the NPC tutor book,...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Pierced Pipers?

Piping has always struck me as a culture that is very traditional in some ways, and yet progressive in others.

I wonder if there are any other pierced pipers (or drummers!) in the activity? Do...
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