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Forum: Beer Tent 12-25-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,674
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

I could go another 100 or so years without hearing Pikeman's March again. And I don't need another crappy rendition of Pumpkin's Fancy either, thank you.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Why is one PC supposedly better than another?

Well, personal preference is one answer. Some things do sound different to different ears. That's why there are different brands. Another reason is fetish value. A particular brand may be the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,682
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: How far will you travel

It's not that unusual for me to travel three or four hours one way.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-16-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Proper subforum in which to introduce myself?

Beer tent is where all the interesting stuff goes on anyway.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,244
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Pirate Set?

Jack Aloft
Forum: Beer Tent 09-05-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Retired Pipes

People have kindly donated pipes to the Lyon College Pipe Band, and we use them as loaner sets for college students who have substandard pipes when they get here and can't afford to immediately buy a...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 993
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Bugs Bunny cartoon

I don't know what, but sounds like a 2/4 to me. Not Loch Lomond or The Campbells.
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-20-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,363
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Your first piobaireachd and who taught you it

The first Piobaireachd lesson I ever got was with Bob Worrall at a workshop, and it was Munro's Salute. The first tune I committed to memory was The MacIntosh's Banner, and I was taught that by...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-13-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,804
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Knowing what I know now, I would never have played a Canmore bag. Leather is much better under my arm. And I wouldn't have used that first, "water trap," which was a piece of copper staple pushed...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-27-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Another isolated piping challenge?

The longest I have ever played without stopping was an hour-and-a-half. I could've kept going.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-24-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,294
Posted By Kenton Adler
Forum: Beer Tent 01-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,284
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

Don is a nice guy. PM of North Texas Caledonians out of Dallas. Good player. Good teacher.

Newspapers often say whatever they want.

Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Wedding dilemma

It's the bride's day. Ask her.

Some options might be: Pay someone else to pipe, and be the father. You to play out front as guests arrive, then walk her down the aisle as you play a...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-20-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Pipe Tunes for the Season

In the Bleak Midwinter works very well on the pipe. As does, Good King Wenceslaus, O' Come All ye Faithful, I Saw Three Ships, and a slew of others. I seem to recall that I had Angels We Have Heard...
Forum: Music 12-18-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,075
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Lament at funerals


I more often get asked to pipe at funerals, and memorials for men. I don't know that I've ever played a military, police, or fire dept. funeral for a woman. I did have a female EMT one...
Forum: Music 12-12-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,075
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Lament at funerals

In Arkansas we get requests for Amazing Grace more than any other tune. Usually either for the memorial service, or at the end of the graveside service. Sometimes both. I often play Suo Gan and...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-09-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,577
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Solo Competition Breakdown

I agree with Jim. Going off the tune is not a Breakdown. Even if it was a big mistake, as long as you kept playing, and finished that should not have ben a BD.

Last time I competed was about a...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,496
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

I think the reason the testing of the bags was more noticeable on Friday was that there was a guy with a microphone right there at the line. He was doing a little bit of talking between bands, and I...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,594
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Head shakers

I was tuning up for competition over in Tulsa one morning some years ago, and was just playing a scale, and a tuning phrase. I was listening to the chanter, and the drones. I stopped, and a woman...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,594
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: To pinch or not to pinch.....

Sometimes is needs a little pinch. Sometimes a lick. Sometimes a poke. Sometimes a squeeze. Sometimes, it's just good to go.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-31-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,897
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Pipe chanter reeds

There is NO benefit. If anything, you'll probably explode your head trying. It's probably not possible on several levels.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-04-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Quick question

Respectfully and graciously decline to play The Star Spangled Banner on the Great Highland Bagpipe. Suggest some other patriotic tunes if they insist on having GHB.

Do not believe anyone who...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-14-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,111
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Your own funeral

I definitely want piper friends, and pipes at my memorial service.

I want to be cremated, but I still want a casket at the memorial. And in it, I want somebody to put an MP3 player of some sort,...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,210
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Sharpness War

I don't think chanter pitch creeping up is about the drones at all. I think it's about clarity. Especially in a band setting.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,546
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Bruce Gandy's Piob. at the Glenfiddich

I also thought Bruce's tune was splendid. But he made reference to an error elsewhere, and I'm guessing that's what took him out. At that level one little hiccup can do the trick. GREAT contest...
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