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Forum: Music 12-03-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Am I really expected to play double D-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

If you can find the music, look up a reel by John Walsh called The Korgi. It's a pleasant and melodic tune, fairly easy, and very good for practicing tachums and high g/d gracenote exchanges.
Of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-03-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,740
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Pipers in the old days

And think...some day, a century or more from now, people will look at pictures of us with similar interest for the days of old.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-03-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,382
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Forum activity levels

One of my pipe students is 16 years old and has looked here, but says he prefers Reddit bagpipe topics/discussions. :shrug:
As of late, I've barely had time for here, farcebook or to check out...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-15-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: What if PM's were like Fletcher from the movie Whiplash?

If PM's were like him, there would be a thriving industry in testicular replacement prosthetics.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Any Favorite Tunes for All Hallows Eve?

Burning of the Piper's Hut

Maybe not a Halloween tune, but then again arson used to be a big problem in Detroit around Halloween.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: FOUND!: Silver & ivory Robertsons (UK)

Great to hear they're safe!!!
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-22-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Finish for Katalox SSP

For your outside finish, the grain on katalox is a bit more open than blackwood, so you're going to want to sand down to as fine a grit as you can so the fibres are as flat as possible. Between...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-07-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Hand turning

I love the video, and I learned quite a bit about turning from other things you've put on the net.
I made a p.c. recently for a new student, who's an engineer, and he couldn't believe people can...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-17-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: bass drums & pace makers

I've heard it is more often a concern for people with pacemakers avoiding large, stack type speakers in a dance club/concert hall setting as it relates more to EMF(electro-magnetic frequency) than it...
Forum: Music 09-05-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

I've been wracking my brain for a jazz standard that fits the chanter's abilities without fudging an octave. About the only one that I can think of in our range is Moonglow. I tried it. It fits. And...
Forum: Music 09-04-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

You'd have to stay on the B instead of going to the octave F. In retrospect, Summertime isn't the best suggestion.
Forum: Music 09-04-2019, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

George Gershwin's "Summertime" works and the drones shouldn't get in the way of the backup band. Start on your F.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-02-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Delrin border pipes?

https://www.scottshighland.com/product/pipers-choice-border-pipes-2/
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Was there a rise in chanter pitch at the Worlds this year?

I'd love to see one of the top bands come out and win at 466hz and see everyone scramble to get vintage chanters and drone reed extenders.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-25-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Was there a rise in chanter pitch at the Worlds this year?

I watched a lot of the BBC videos, but didn't test with my tuner. Did pitch rise? If so, to what number? The videos didn't seem drastically sharper this year.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Scottish Power - aluminium foil?

Reportedly, it worked.
Looks-wise, you'd think they were saving bridies to eat as soon as they walk off the field.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-17-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,015
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Low G won't sharpen

Bumping post to see if there was ever a resolution to this problem.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-12-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,826
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Head shakers

Guy comes up to me in a parade with the band:
"Are there actual songs for the bagpipe, or do you just make it up as you go along?"
Me: "Yeah, we're all so magically psychic that 20 of us can make...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-10-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,768
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

I wish the phragmites australis that grows in Michigan was useful for reeds. That invasive junk is taking over.
Forum: Music 08-05-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Rakes of Mallow pipe tune

This has been an interesting discussion. :thumb:
Rakes of Mallow is also a great tune for teaching students high G and D gracenote patterns.
Forum: Music 07-28-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Rakes of Mallow pipe tune

I'd always thought it was an old Irish tune, but I notice Sir Charles Forbes sometimes listed as the composer and also see it alternately titled as "Sir Charles Forbes of Edinglassie's Quickstep."...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-28-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Mini MSR competition. Something I'd like to see.

There are so many nice two parted marches, strathspeys and reels languishing all but unnoticed in our books and archives, save for the occasional dusting off for a medley. It might be a nice addition...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-28-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,015
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Low G won't sharpen

Set it at "just temperament", not equal! Just temperament is what bagpipes tune to. Equal is for piano players, guitarists and most of the Western world not playing traditional instruments. Your low...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-25-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,015
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Low G won't sharpen

Out of curiosity, I looked up the Braw Tuner app and it seems to have an Equal and Just temperament setting. If you are on Equal temperament, low G will ideally show at 31 cents flat if it's in tune....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-24-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Mic-ing smallpipes?

For videos and such, I've recently begun using a Zoom Q2N to replace my Blue Snowball. Camera and mic are in one, and it picks up sound well. Can handle up to 120db without distortion, too, so the...
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