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Forum: Beer Tent 06-15-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: The Sheepwife

Absolutely public domain.
JM
Forum: Music 04-04-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: 23rd psalm

https://pipetunes.ca/tunes/lord-is-my-shepherd-the/
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-11-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Another "pipe identification assistance" thread

Modern pipes aren't my forté, but they look a lot like Hardies, maybe from the late 1980s.
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-11-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Island Piobaireachd Style

I'm not really sure what island style is either but I would suggest that a lot of "MacPherson" players would contend they play in a "flowing, song-based style" as well. I think the Cameron/MacPherson...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-06-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Reed scraping question.

This is true. However, for most people this depends on reed selection and therefore who they get their reeds from. Their idea of "easy-medium" and the reedmaker or retailer's idea of easy-medium...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-06-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,039
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Reed scraping question.

Most good players I know start with a reed that is a bit strong. If it doesn't get easier after some playing or if it does but is still a bit hard, they will shave it. I use newly-sharp utility...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-23-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

Doh -- I meant the difference between ebony and blackwood. Much harder than telling ebony from ivory!


JM
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-22-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

I don't find colour to be an effective way of telling ebony from ivory. Knowing ebony from ivory is especially difficult if there is a lacquer finish on the pipes. For me it's two things: one is the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-06-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,561
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pipers in the old days

I take it back. This was not William Ross. This was James Campbell, the Queen's Piper after Ross.
Forum: Music 12-01-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Am I really expected to play double d-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

These are most certainly played not only at the highest level, but well below the highest level. Yes, it's hard, but D gracenotes tend to be our weakest gracenote. I needed pages and pages to cover...
Forum: Music 11-23-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Mull of Kintyre - rant

In the original recording the only melody the pipes play is the chorus. The rest of the time they play harmony notes. The pipes are accompaniment. The vocal is the star of the show. It's not really...
Forum: Music 09-16-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,135
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia Abuse

This is a fantastic site, Patrick. I use it all the time and recommend it constantly. It's without question the most comprehensive music pipe music index on the planet.


Jim
Forum: Beer Tent 07-22-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pipetunes.ca question

I haven't heard of this problem before, but using a different browser sounds like a good idea. If you still have a problem please contact me at info@pipetunes.ca


Cheers,
jim
Forum: Beer Tent 06-30-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Atherton Pipes - Ross Bag

I use five clamps with any Ross bag I install. There was a time not too long ago when Ross bags were all sold with five clamps -- this was the the way for decades. I still sell all of my Ross bags...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-27-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,848
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Robertson bagpipes

Hard to tell from the limited pics, but I would say Sřren's set certainly is not Brazilwood. I've only ever had a couple of Brazilwood sets of any kind. African blackwood can have a slight reddish...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-04-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Colin Ross RIP

pipesdrums Colin Ross obit (https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/colin-ross-1934-2019/)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,396
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Colin Ross RIP

I enjoyed my few times with him. And he made me some great instruments and reeds.
JM
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Rob Crabtree Smallpipe Question

I'm pretty sure it was a mouthblown Shepherd D smallpipe.
JM
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-28-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,365
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Dojo university?

I agree with Calum here. The number of embellishments that are played ahead of the beat can be counted on one hand.* The concepts are not difficult if you understand them. Many "old guys" to whom...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-25-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,949
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Just came upon this thread and thought I would chime in.

This chanter is quite different from the old Gael, which was meant to go at 470.

The AURORA JM chanter will pitch between 472 and 478,...
Forum: Music 02-25-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: history of tune

Peter MacKenzie Warren was written by a Scottish accordion player named Tom Muirhead, who was associated with the Shotts and Dykehead band. The band started one of their medleys with the tune back in...
Forum: Music 01-22-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Where the Beat Falls on High G Doubling

I've always contended that high A and high G doublings are more properly "throws" than standard doublings like F, E, D, C and B. They are much more like a D throw and I would put the beat at the end...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-26-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,387
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

Tempos continue to adjust downward even in recent decades. In the 1970s-early 80s, top soloists were usually playing competition marches at 70-72 bpm. Today 64-68 is the norm. Strathspeys at that...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-08-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Highland Bagpipe Makers-Vol 2 Jeannie Campbell

Jeannie asked me to let folks here know that I carry both books as well.


https://piping.on.ca/product/more-highland-bagpipe-makers-by-jeannie-campbell/


Jim
Forum: Music 11-04-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Christmas Carols for Bagpipes

Lots of carols mixed in among the hymns here on my pipetunes.ca (https://pipetunes.ca/) site:

Hymns and carols....
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