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Forum: Music 06-09-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By David
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

What makes music sound Jewish

Freylakh/joyous music and freygish/Phrygian mode.

https://jewishstudies.washington.edu/arts-culture/what-makes-music-sound-jewish/
Forum: Beer Tent 05-23-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,548
Posted By David
Re: Thick People

The famous 18th century French song "Plaisir d'Amour" was recorded on the pipes maybe 40-45 years ago. A few others have cut vinyl for this as "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You."

I was...
Forum: Music 05-19-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By David
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

Arabs and Jews often listen to each other's music here. We share genetics, so we might as well share music.

Reception of Jewish music on the pipes in America by Jews, works, I speculate, because...
Forum: Music 05-19-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By David
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

Always a matter of perspective, and always in a linguistic/geographical context. In many ways these terms are too general, and have too many pitfalls. Important to know how each culture expresses...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-16-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By David
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

Ears, feet, stout, reed...

Reminds me of an old recipe, "Greens 'n Spleen" simmered in Guinness. With wild dock and burdock, in the thistle family, which makes a great winter dish for the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-14-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By David
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

And there you have it. Many "pipers" will rely on apparent rules, and what they were told, rather than relying on their ears. The electronic tuner generation needs an external device to let them...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-13-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By David
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

The point at which one might--perhaps--play an open C is the point of actual perception. It would be interesting to test experienced players, who cannot see the player's fingering, on detecting an...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-13-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,804
Posted By David
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

Part of the issue is WHAT is perceived at such high speed by the human ear, and solo versus band presentation. An experienced PM years ago suggested that the human ear would not register the...
Forum: Music 05-12-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By David
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

Israel is an Asian country and the Hijaz scale is common and popular here. We are oriental, though Westerners sometimes think of only South Asia and the Far East as oriental and Asian. But we are...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-30-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By David
Re: Alastair Sinclair

I met Alastair and his wife somewhere around 44 years ago. I asked all around Edinburgh what the better pipes to buy would be. I had a Hardies set, but while good, they just did not hum. Eight out...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-20-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By David
Re: Matched Chanters - Relevant in 2019?

Sometimes blowing solid rock-steady, versus very steady, is all that separates top bands. Matching chanters makes progressively less difference the less steady the blowing tone. Seriously, I have...
Forum: Music 04-08-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,104
Posted By David
Re: Which book(s) would it be?

Get a series like the Ross collection, Seaforth, MacLeod etc. and make a few good sets out of the old 2-part strathspeys and reels. Mix and match. They will be both challenging and rewarding. And...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-01-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,823
Posted By David
Re: Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge

I have never heard a pipe band playing south Asian bagpipes ever sound like that. I have never heard even half-trained solo players of Pakistani bagpipes sound like that. I am almost certain that the...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-31-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,823
Posted By David
Re: Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge

Laughing is almost the point of life. That and great mountain top views and sharp desert air and a humming set of pipes in the distance.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-31-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,823
Posted By David
Re: Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge

Even if the name-brand is definitely more expensive, it is nice to fly an airline that uses real Duct Tape and Gorilla Glue, which will hold together better at 10 or 12 thousand meters than any...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-30-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,823
Posted By David
Re: Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge

I've never seen Highland-style Middle Eastern bagpipes myself. And I live in the Middle East, and have seen many boy scout pipe bands, both Arab, and Christian. Both groups tend to import Pakistani...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,758
Posted By David
Re: Why does a piper play a gig like this?

The Nacreous and the Porcine. An old GS McLennan jig, maybe? A polychromatic accretion in one snuffle, with a variety of extra sounds (player's choice).
Forum: Beer Tent 02-20-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,241
Posted By David
Re: Your own funeral

Since we don't have music at the actual burial, or in the 7-day mourning period, in our tradition, this is for afterward, maybe after one month. The tune may be a little too mournful for some, but in...
Forum: Music 01-24-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By David
Bob Dunsire tribute CAMANO ISLAND reworked

Reworked with harmony woven into the melody line.
https://i.imgur.com/b8RZVX9.png
Audio reference file:
CAMANO ISLAND IN THE SEA (http://1drv.ms/u/s!AsXzRwtXxFBfkXgfblItiFazrpCq)
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 01-13-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By David
Re: Piping in the Park

Goat herds and dolphin pods, too.
Forum: Music 01-05-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By David
Re: Ratio of Harmony to Melody--Ideas

Hah--those Bs and low Gs were selected to give that double low eructus! I often compose melody and harmony together, and in fact let the two voices fall over each other. A complex melody formed of...
Forum: Music 01-05-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By David
Ratio of Harmony to Melody--Ideas

I cannot imagine a single rule, other than musicality. Good musicians do not always agree on that, either. But ideas, opinions, experiences...?

I have played 1:1 with a strong chanter reed, and a...
Forum: Music 12-02-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By David
Re: The Art of the 6/8 March

Interesting, Matthias...

Certainly the overly clipped and overly fast formula playing turns strong melodies into pulsed tone rows.
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-14-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,548
Posted By David
Re: How many actually use Binneas

I do, but I haven't competed in over 35 years, so, I am untested with Binneas settings. I have no fondness for the tropical fruit colours, or the absconded staff. I do very much like the good show...
Forum: Bass Sections 08-09-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,720
Posted By David
Re: More than one bass..?

Was there not some experimentation with two bass drums in bands, at least some kind of attempt, a few years back?
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