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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-13-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Canning tenor reed squealing

Need more info. What bag(s), MCS, anything else in the bag that could affect how the reeds behave?

I have found, for example, that flimsier bags tend to be more prone to squealing drones than a...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Pipe band map (lower 48)

He went off what info is given by each pipe band association. If your band isnít part of an association, that could be why.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-10-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: First time jitters

Bananas.

There's something about bananas that help with jitters, or at least someone said it once and now everyone believes it.

Stop by band tents at Games (at least out here) and you'll see...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Pipe band map (lower 48)

One of the kids in my band who is away at school right now is in an advanced cartography class and made a map showing pipe bands of the lower 48. I thought it was interesting and thought I'd share it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-08-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 903
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Drone tuning trouble

You mentioned the possibility of joining a pipe band down the line. I would recommend finding whichever band you're looking to join and stopping by their practice to see if anyone would be willing to...
Forum: Your Announcements 10-28-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 145
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Tartan Ball and Ceilidh in San Diego

The Cameron Highlanders of San Diego are putting on our annual Tartan Ball and Ceilidh on Saturday, November 17.

Make a full day of it and attend the PM Angus McDonald invitational to hear some...
Forum: Forum Related 10-28-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Heads Up ... drumming specific?

Under the Announcements and Trade section is a Your Announcements area that is the same thing, but for general use.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-19-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

There are practice pads for many - if not most - western percussion instruments, including keyboard instruments like marimba and xylophone.

Set drummers, too, have practice pad versions of their...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-16-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Southern California Pipers Society?

Sounds like it could be interesting. It would have to move around probably because I would rather not have to go out to LA/OC/IE repeatedly, just as I'm sure many of you who are in LA/OC/IE would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,534
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

So is Jack the only member of SFU who doesn't use the Tone Protector since all he needs (or at least needed however many years ago you heard him speak) is to suck on the reed a little?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

I play my PC where it tunes, which is usually around Bb. If I want to play along with smallpipes or other instruments, I use my shuttle pipes. Especially because it would be a lot of work to try and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,534
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

Soak their reeds in a small container of water for several minutes before playing. When they have extended rests, they take their reeds out and continue soaking them. Many store their reeds in a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Plastic vs. cane chanter reeds for mouth blown smallpipes

Did you try putting the cane reed that's in the McCallum chanter in the MacLellan chanter to see how it sounds?

Also, posting this in the smallpipe and other bagpipe forum below might get you more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-08-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Best Chanter and Drone Tuner for Band?

We use the Peterson Strobo tuner for all of our tuning purposes.

A few people in the band own the stand-alone model, I bought the app. The stand-alone is easier to work with, but the app (once...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-07-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Sticky abw chanter

I know some people keep "tachum powder" (talcum powder) in their case to alleviate sticky hands.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-06-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Double Toning Drone Reed.

It sounds like the reed is too open. Close it down (make the tongue shorter) by moving the bridle towards the free end of the tongue. Depending on what brand of reed they are, this could require...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-05-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Solo MSR competition, stopping to tune before strathspey

It's probably a M&SR event.

When I competed at the G3 CLASP World Solos a few years ago, that's what the event was.

Thankfully I was las up, so I watched some of the earlier competitors to...
Forum: Competition Results 09-30-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,686
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Pleasanton Highland Games

That's always bothered me, too.

RSPBA has results online literally as soon as they're announced. I think only one or two people are allowed to post the WUSPBA results online and they have to wait...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-29-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Quick march at slow pace?

My suggestions, beyond playing slow marches, would be to either:

A) March at half speed (March the half note/minim instead of the quarter note/crotchet) while keeping the tempo the same
B) Reduce...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-28-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Roddy MacLeod High-A

Having tied in a Lee goatskin and a Begg sheepskin, there is a huge difference between the seams. The Lee is a hard, stiff seam whereas the Begg is a softer, supple seam that makes tying in and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,534
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tone Protector vrs. Pipers Pal

I used a Piper's Pal shortly after joining back with my band after a few year hiatus. It worked well enough. I found that I was constantly having to rehydrate the crystals though.

About a year...
Forum: Competition Results 09-24-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,686
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Pleasanton Highland Games

G5 were in the auxiliary circle. Andrew only got the main circle.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-24-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Roddy MacLeod High-A

There's an error in the linking of the article on your end. If you open the link (either linked above or directly on your site), it will take you to Breaking in a New Reed article instead.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,671
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tenor Drone all of a sudden won't tune

So how many sets of drone reeds have you gone through in the year that you've been playing? By reading some of your posts, it seems like you've gone through more reeds in a year than I have in 13.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Roddy MacLeod High-A

You'll be fine playing sheep. My whole band, as well as several others in SoCal, are on sheep. I keep my bag in a trash bag in the case to keep it from drying out further than needed.

I sometimes...
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