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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-12-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
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, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
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, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
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, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 671
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, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
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, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
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, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
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, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
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, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
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, 09:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,659
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, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,360
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, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
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, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,370
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...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-03-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By johnsog
Re: Colin Ross RIP

What an absolutely lovely tribute to him, Rob!! That's one of the treasures of our music that it can be such an expressive outlet when mere words fail us. Thanks for sharing your tune.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-16-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By johnsog
Re: Retrospective apology?

I used to keep a good, broken in reed set aside for just such occasions but have been lax on that lately. Obviously I need to renew that habit. I think I also need to be less concerned about having...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-03-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By johnsog
Re: Retrospective apology?

Thanks, all, for the great suggestions!! I did end up contacting them and fessing up. You were right, angusloch, they said it was great.:shrug: I do keep spare reeds and also have a Bb chanter with...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-29-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By johnsog
Re: retrospective apology?

Thanks for the input!! I am not a graded piper and, while I know about some troubleshooting with my pipes, I'm not that well versed in what all can go wrong. I do have extra reeds though it didn't...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-29-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By johnsog
Retrospective apology?

I was hired to play for a St. Patrick's Day party a couple of weeks ago, which was a grand time!! I had been asked to play for a half hour prior to the beginning of the meal, just background music. ...
Forum: Ladies' Room 03-15-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,727
Posted By johnsog
Re: An interesting piece of data

Then there are those who love the music but are not willing to don a kilt...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,425
Posted By johnsog
Re: What's your least favorite type of gig?

I chose "corporate" though some of those are OK, too. I'm doing a second year playing for a Republican Party St. Patty's party. As a green party person, I felt some trepidation last year but it was...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,044
Posted By johnsog
Re: Pipe band map (lower 48)

Very interesting!! Just what this cartophile adores. :thumb: I know there are more groups than are shown, since our band in Fargo, ND, isn't shown. We don't have a website, though, so what can one...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,985
Posted By johnsog
Re: Ear protection recommendations for the band circle

here's another vote for the custom ear plugs. They work very well and are perfectly comfortable, something I have not found with other OTC ear plugs.
While they are pricey, they fit perfectly and...
Forum: Adult Pipers 05-31-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,179
Posted By johnsog
Re: Old Dogs... New Tricks?

Some of our passions last a life time and others have their end point. It's sad to see but it's heartening to know you do have another wonderful musical outlet. Blessings to you!!
Forum: Beer Tent 05-29-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,896
Posted By johnsog
Re: when to say farewell....

Yes, do keep on playing!! You still have a lot to offer the group. A few years ago a member of ours was diagnosed with a rare, progressive debilitating muscle disease. She continued to play as...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By johnsog
Re: Wet Blowing

That is true. My first pipe instructor admitted to being a very dry blower so he never had issues with moisture. I, on the other hand, am wet and have a band mate who is even wetter than I. I do...
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