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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-21-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By johnsog
Re: Anyone know of a maker of cow horn mounts in the UK?

Julian does great work!! My smallpipes, made by him, have cow horn mounts and they are lovely!! Good luck to you and send pictures of the pipes when you have them all fitted out:)
Forum: Beer Tent 05-13-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,700
Posted By johnsog
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Good choice, Linz!! The cleaning ye have with you always... or something like that...:thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 05-08-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,824
Posted By johnsog
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

Dark Isle, for sure, plus Battle of Waterloo, Steam Train to Mallaig, Finlandia, Lament for the Harp Tree...The latter which I don't already play but hope to learn someday and play the daylights out...
Forum: Music 04-24-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By johnsog
Re: Jiggification ok?

I apologize for my ignorance but could one not go ahead and perform such tune as long as credit is given or in a less formal setting where one is "background" music and attributions are not given...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-16-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By johnsog
Re: Jamkazam

I admit to being quite a luddite so forgive me if I'm off base but is this a site that would allow all participants to play together or am I seriously misunderstanding (not the first time!!)? It...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-08-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By johnsog
Re: Mostly Retired

Sometimes it just seems right to make a change, even one that a few years ago we couldn't have imagined doing. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife; may many fond memories cheer your heart....
Forum: Beer Tent 04-08-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By johnsog
Re: Good news!

Such exciting news!! It is, indeed, amazing how a seemingly small thing can make such a huge difference in our instrument. Thanks for sharing your joy!!:)
Forum: Beer Tent 03-26-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By johnsog
Re: What the.... ?!

That does happen sometimes, at least for me. Something I've practiced zillions of time and have down pat suddenly makes me wonder whose hand have become attached to my wrists as they certainly...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-13-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By johnsog
Re: Burning calories

Thanks, all!! I appreciate all the ideas and suggestions. The reason I ask is that I'm in a diabetes prevention class. I have no signs of the disease but my mother has type 2 diabetes and I'm...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-11-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By johnsog
Burning calories

Howdy!! I've been participating in a diabetes prevention class in which we are instructed to keep track of our dietary intake as well as physical activity. Piping is such a physical activity even...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-10-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,061
Posted By johnsog
Re: Fake 'ivory'

Just to throw in another option for mounts, my Gibson R111 pipes have imitation horn mounts, which I LOVE!! My smallpipes have Highland cattle horn mounts and I wanted that look for my big pipes as...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-21-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,562
Posted By johnsog
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

I think a consideration for some is, what does the student expect to achieve? This may be the rare situation but I have worked with a couple of adults in the past who wanted to learn to play the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-12-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By johnsog
Re: Wrist trouble and positioning

Great information, all!! I've had my pipes since 2002 and haven't had a problem until a couple of years ago. Perhaps I've developed some bad habits. I think it's good for all of us to examine our...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-08-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By johnsog
Re: Wrist trouble and positioning

With so many variable and points of contact with our pipes, I guess it's no wonder issues can arise. I did play for a gig on my SSPs this past Saturday and, with changing arm positions occasionally,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-28-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By johnsog
Re: Wrist trouble and positioning

Thanks, all, for your kind help!! I have been trying different positions and that does seem to help some. I have a gig this Saturday, playing for a half hour prior to our St. Andrew's banquet. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-24-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By johnsog
Re: FOUND!: Silver & ivory Robertsons (UK)

PTL indeed!! I can only imagine your distress. It's so good to know you are reunited and all is well. :)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-16-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By johnsog
Re: wrist trouble and positioning

Thanks, all!! These are some good ideas. I have noticed that my wrist isn't quite straight. The pain is just below the base of the thumb and a bit toward the back of the hand from that. I will...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-16-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,655
Posted By johnsog
Re: Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

You don't have any pictures of that, do you, Waldo? :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 10-15-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,655
Posted By johnsog
Re: Kilts and proper kilts, Oy vey ist meir....

The uniform really does complete the look though I agree, there are times it is difficult to wear. Happily I handle heat very well so am not bothered by all the wool during a long summer parade. ...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-15-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,080
Posted By johnsog
Wrist trouble and positioning

Howdy!! I have been having trouble with my left wrist hurting after playing my dear smallpipes for a few minutes. It doesn't always happen but does so more frequently these days. I've tried...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-16-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By johnsog
Bass drums & pacemakers

I'm working on a unit on acoustics with my students ( I teach Deaf/Hard of Hearing kids) and I remember someone mentioned that people with pacemakers need to beware of where they stand in relation to...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,949
Posted By johnsog
Head shakers

Some of us in our band were chatting the other evening waiting for our time to play in a gig and a couple of people mentioned those times when non-pipers say really head shaking things. For...
Forum: Music Groups 08-09-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,104
Posted By johnsog
Re: Celtic multi-instrumentalists?

One of the bands in which I play does traditional Celtic music plus old-time Appalachian tunes. We host a monthly Celtic jam; in that I play my SSP when it's my turn and I feel like it or someone...
Forum: Adult Pipers 07-12-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By johnsog
Re: Cataract surgery and piping

I had mine done four years ago. While the ophthalmologist said I could play right away, I chose to wait a few weeks (four, to be exact) after the second eye was done just to be on the safe side. I...
Forum: Adult Pipers 06-24-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,238
Posted By johnsog
Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process

Practice is a mysterious thing and it's a wise person who understands how to practice well. I think most good pipers have found a strategy that works for them. It can be helpful sometimes, on those...
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