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Forum: Beer Tent 07-07-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Water bottles and camelpacs

I always wear a pack. We usually march in white shirt & tie with a gray vest- I find that the straps and pack itself blend-in to the vest well enough, (my pack is black and gray,) that it's hardly...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Practice Chanter Recommendations

It may not work for you, but in a similar situation I once established a habit of building a little, "booth," out of couch cushions on the kitchen table. Then I could lean-in to the, "booth," and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,901
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: A/B drone reed comparison

This is awesome- thanks for doing the work and for sharing!
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,093
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: The end of the world as we know it...really?

Utah, not the place that first comes to mind when thinking of bagpipes, boasts two High School pipe bands, a university pipe band, four competing pipe bands, (some of which have competition groups at...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-24-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,432
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: I hate my bagpipes

Nice. I dig this post.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Surefire Synthetic chanter reed

I posted about mine not long ago: I like it for playing on my own, but it's a chore to get set-up, (initial tuning, I mean). Once it's there, it stays, but for me personally: I wouldn't want them for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-05-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Cross-Fingering, finally found a way to make it work

I've always enjoyed playing tunes with a, "C natural," and other accidentals, but I've never been able to get cross-fingering to work.

*not never: I live in a high-mountain desert region, I think...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Non "silk" drone cords?

I braided some black paracord onto mine- you might have luck with something like that...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-18-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Do you ever take your students on gigs?

I took a student along for a birthday performance and twice for funerals. The birthday performance was low-key and low-pay, so I wasn't worried about anything being, "messed-up".

One funeral, the...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-16-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Notes in Music?

A good place to start, friend, might be, "bending," notes by sliding your fingers across the holes.

Example: Pumpkin's Fancy

Vibrato can also be achieved by wavering fingers over holes that...
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-16-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Band merit ceremonies

Our band never has, but we hadn't really considered it- good food for thought...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-10-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Flapper hinge...up or down?

That's a solid idea...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-10-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Flapper hinge...up or down?

I've found I often end up somewhere closer to half-way to 6:00. Every flapper seems to have it's own ideas about when it's going to open and close, and by the time I find the right balance of height,...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-06-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: adjusting chanter tuning with hemp

I don't know... The picture isn't super clear, but I thought it looked like it was covering a couple holes...

That said, I I'd bet there is a crack(s) - that just seems like too strange and...
Forum: Music 04-05-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Tune name?

I like it too- commenting to follow thread
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-31-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,372
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Additional note wish list.

In my personal experience, an easy-access C natural and a high-B would get pretty regular use...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-29-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: retrospective apology?

If it were me, I might offer a small discount if they want me to come back for the same event in 2020.

But don't feel bad- these things happen to all of us.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-23-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Busking on Pipes

I've had only positive experiences busking in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, and New Jersey. Though I usually get a positive reaction from smallpipes, GHB tends to be the crowd pleaser.

Years ago...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-17-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Interest in a comprehensive piping wiki?

I would enjoy perusing such a thing, and if I could ever help by contributing I'd enjoy doing so.

I'm in no position to help get such a thing started... But if someone else does it- I'll cheer...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-14-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Tin Whistle to Play With GHB

You might also think about some smallpipes in D. Then your buddy could get a standard D whistle or low-D whistle. You'd be in tune with each other, plus you'd be playing at a similar volume level......
Forum: Beer Tent 03-14-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Piping Books

I really enjoyed, "Wayfaring Strangers," by Ritchie & Orr.

It's not bagpipe-specific, but it's a great read, treating, (basically,) the transatlantic journey of music from the British isles to the...
Forum: Music 03-13-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Terry Tully's Pumpkin's Fancy

Thanks, Bob! Much obliged!

Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Re: Heat threshold for ABW Pipes?

I've been on some Booth ABWs for 15 years now, and I bought them used. I've had them in temperatures over 100 and below freezing, no cracks yet, (knock on blackwood,) but I do recommend you get some...
Forum: Music 03-13-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
Terry Tully's Pumpkin's Fancy

Hey friends,

I've been combing the forum and the rest of the internets, but I'm not finding something definitive:

Is, "Pumpkin's Fancy," a Terry Tully original, or is it an older tune he...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-01-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By BaggyMcPipes
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