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Forum: Pipe Bands 02-13-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Re: Too much tape

Thanks to everyone for their tips and suggestions.
The band is using the G1 Chanters and the same reeds (I think they are G1 also).
The reed is really good except foe too sharp in the top hand and...
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-12-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Too much tape

Our band usually plays around the 480 mark.
However, to tune to them I have to cover too much of my high hand notes with tape.
This makes my top hand notes very weak and thin.
I have tried...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-17-2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,990
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Re: Drone reeds "double toning"?

I had a terrible problem with my middle drone reed double toning no matter what make of reed I put in. I tried changing drones around but no difference. Then I remembered I had drone valves in the...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-26-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Re: Tone Protector Question

nope! No mattr what I do I can't get above75%. I'm in Grande Pririe Alberta and the temp is -15 and it's snowing. With an outside humidity level of 85%. But my tone protector will not go above 75%. ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-20-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,480
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
"B" Flat Set up

I'm interested in setting up one of my set of bagpipes in "B" Flat. I have a chanter from the 1960's but not sure what they were tuning at around then. And I was wondering if anyone knew of any reed...
Forum: Pipe Bands 07-03-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Re: Transition to the Worlds

Thank you to all who responded. A lot of great advice I am sure we will take to the Worlds next year.
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-19-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,289
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Transition to the Worlds

Our band will be travelling to the 2019 World Championships. We will be competing in Grade 4 and hope to do well.
However, we are from the dry Canadian prairies with an elevation of about 4000 ft....
Forum: Music 05-22-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Forum: Music 05-21-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Bagpipe sheet music for "The Chieftains Arrival" from "In Celtic Times".

Can someone tell me of a published source for The Chieftains Arrival from "In Celtic Times"?
Forum: Beer Tent 03-31-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Big Bad Drone

What does tuning the top section of the base drone do?
I was always told not to adjust the top section of the base drone once it was set at the hemp line on the mid-section.
Forum: Music 11-18-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Lead-in notes

I'm playing two 2/4 tunes each with a quarter note lead-in.
Do I play the lead-in notes in the second tune if the first tune's last bar contains two quarter notes?
Or do I shorten the last quarter...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-21-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,588
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Rubber bands

Applying an rubber band (Dental) around the chanter reed near the lips can make it easier and sharpen the reed slightly. But what difference would the rubber band make if placed over the sound box of...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-03-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,112
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Drone "loudness"

If a competition band is trying to get the loudest sound from their drones do they tune them at a different frequency or all the same? I'v heard that some PM's will tune them one or two hertz...
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-29-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,609
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Piper placement on parade

Not every piper in a competing band is of the same calibre as other pipers. Some will be stronger than others. How would you place your strongest and weakest players in 3 rows of 4 pipers?
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-29-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-15-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Re: Competition band playing tempo

Sorry. Forgot to mention that. Yes, for MSR but mainly for marches.
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-14-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Competition band playing tempo

What is the ideal tempo for bands playing in various grades. i.e. Grade 5 - 80 bpm or 90 bpm?
Forum: Competition Results 07-07-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,941
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Alberta Society of Pipers and Drummers

Is the aspd no longer in business? I guess they must have shut down a couple of years ago. They don't keep their web site up to date nor post competition results. The latest results are all around...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-07-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Re: Flat High "A"

Yes. Like I said, it's the only note that is flat. Is there any way I can get my reed sharper on the High "A" only?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-06-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,703
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Flat High "A"

I can tune all other chanter notes to proper Hz except my High "A". It is always flat by about 5-8 Hz. How can I raise the High "A" only to the same as the rest of the chanter without changing the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Saul Tuners

Where are they?
Trying to buy some tuners for the past while but all I get is "Out of Stock".
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-22-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 911
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Piper placement

Where would you place your strongest pipers when performing in a competition circle? ?:(
Forum: Beer Tent 02-21-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 19,863
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
Re: On the Beat?

I was taught back in the 1960's that the beat should be on the "E" grace-note. and all embellishments should finish on the beat. The explanation I got was that the embellishment took time away from...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-21-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 712
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
McCarthy Highland Supplies

I'm thinking of buying band supplies from McCarthy, but have noticed a lot of bad reviews. Anyone know if things have changed and if it is worth ordering from this company?
Forum: Music 01-17-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By PRAIRIEPIPER
The Last Rose of Summer

Can anyone tell me where to get the music for "The Last Rose of Summer"?
I heard it played on line at this year's Winter Storm Concert.
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