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Forum: Piobaireachd 03-09-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Best Book for Piobaireachd Intro?

I would actually recommend the opposite! Get yourself the very best instructor you can find, and have the instructor bring you into it.

The most success I have had is with a world class piper and...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-09-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Skype bagpipe teacher recommendation?

Agreed; Neil Clark placed me on the path to success.

Neil's qualifications, experience, patience, and a student's honest effort and hard work = a proven recipe to become a competent and successful...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Times they are changing...

Just my own humble opinion - but this should have happened long before now. There should be one piping "centre of excellence" and this is the logical union!

Surely, only good can come of two top...
Forum: Music 03-06-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,755
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Great 6/8 competition tunes

Lord Macpherson of Drummochter is a great tune which you don't hear often.

I received it from Roddy MacLeod a couple of years back and enjoy it!

I had previously heard a recording of PM Angus...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-20-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,441
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Musings on Grainger & Campbell bagpipes

Thank you for educating me on these aspects gentlemen!

Seems to reinforce that those who have these gems of an instrument are very fortunate indeed.

Of course, I imagine that there are things /...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-15-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Do you believe in "signs"?

I have yet to hear a piper believe that they should practice less.

I am fortunate to have one of the top pipers in the world for my instructor, and he made a comment once that his chanter appeared...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-15-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,441
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Musings on Grainger & Campbell bagpipes

So, a bit off topic here but somewhat on... It is interesting that when speaking of pipes, some people give some makes of pipes high remarks and some other makes of pipes lesser remarks.

It is...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-14-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,441
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Musings on Grainger & Campbell bagpipes

The one and only stand of G&C pipes which I ever saw was a full artificial ivory set which I purchased for another beginner in 1985 from The Piper's Cover in Kearny, New Jersey - from Jock Nisbet. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-07-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,864
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Wedding malfunction, youtube

Agreed...it is people like this which reflect so poorly on the community and the art. Incredible.

Fortunately, this is not another poorly performed military event. I especially hate the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-13-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: PC Reed for Naill PC

I play an Abbott reed in my Naill Long ABW Practice Chanter. It takes a little bit more air, but I purposefully selected the Abbot reed for that reason. I have not personally had any note issues...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-12-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,177
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: David Naill Bagpipes, good?

Thank you for the thought and for relaying that. Les and Martin are certainly a
gentlemen of the highest caliber.

Hardie as well...small world.

Agreed, life customer here as well.

Cheers!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-12-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,177
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: David Naill Bagpipes, good?

milwiron;

Thank you for your note, very kind of you! It was a privilege to serve!

No; Martin does not know of my issue. I did attempt to remedy through the vendor - it just did not work out....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-12-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,177
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: David Naill Bagpipes, good?

Unfortunately, I can not say that I have had the same experience of the majority of those Naill owners here; however, despite the issues I have, I would still go to Naill for my pipes without...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,777
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Naills on Nails

Greetings Roddy!

I am waiting just now for a new ABW Solo chanter from Les and Martin. The original chanter complete with a nice silver sole, accidently dropped, hit a tile floor and broken...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-24-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Recording online classes

3D Piper, Thank you; I will look into this!
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-23-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Recording online classes

Thank you very much; I will look into this!

I appreciate everyone's time and assistance!

jeff
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-22-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Recording online classes

Hello gentlemen! Thank you for the great feedback. My apologies for the absence, I fell ill. Better now though.

Hi Leong, yes; that is exactly what I would like to do, record the lesson for...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-20-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Recording online classes

Hello!

I would like to record my piping lessons which I have
over Skype.

I wonder, does anyone know of a solution for recording SKYPE Piping Lessons?

Thank you in advance for your...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-07-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Ross cannister and chanter moisture

I went from a synthetic bag to a Gannaway with no grommets and a zipper. I decided to install my Ross system, then I removed the canister because of the whole question of tone being affected. I...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-22-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,762
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Competition pitch, solo

I play a 2013 David Naill ABW Solo Chanter which pitches between 478 - 481.
Martin at DNC told me to play with "a Donald McPhee or maybe a Warnock". I have played with a McPhee and with a G1...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-25-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Bagpipe teaching accreditation?

It will be interesting to see how this progresses.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-25-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Bagpipe teaching accreditation?

According to the PDQB webpage located at:
https://pdqb.org/examination-centres-assessors/

The webpage gives the following:

PDQB-approved Assessors are currently based in the following...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-24-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Bagpipe teaching accreditation?

I wonder what is the primary motivation and rationale of creating a U.S. programme?

The Scottish Piping and Drumming Qualification Board (PDQB) offers Certificates to Pipers, Pipe Band Drummers,...
Forum: Music 08-15-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: Birl Tunes

The Crags of Stirling
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,289
Posted By Army.Bagpiper
Re: David Naill Pipes

I play a set of 2014 Naill DN3ES with the antiqued artificial Ivory and the full silver sole. I am a solo competitor.

The professional (with World's Pipeband Championship wins under his belt)...
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