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Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,525
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Fondly remembered gigs?

One more story: I got a call from a lady in Florida to play for her grandmother's funeral in the Boston area. The only tune request was "Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead" :willy:
The deceased was a...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-01-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Osteoarthritis in Fingers

That must be some serious stuff:woot:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-01-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Help with breathing/squeezing technique...

It's easy to overblow and easy reed, especially if you're excited, say stepping up to the line in a competition. That's why may pipe majors insist on stronger reeds for the band. On The flip side,...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-31-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: So this is what the wait feels like... (new pipes)

Just think, Andrew, you get to keep that "waiting' up for Santa" felling going for a while.
:woot:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-31-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,033
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Osteoarthritis in Fingers

The generic name for Voltaren is Diclofenac Sodium Topical Gel 1% :thumb:
I had it prescribed for my poor old knees.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-30-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Drone plugs/corks for Kitchen Pipes

I made plugs for my smallpipes from small wooden dowels , topped with wooded balls drilled to insert and glue the dowels into them and wrapped the dwelling with hemp or cork. Depending on the ID of...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-29-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,861
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

I think it depends on what your objective is in playing_ If you are playing for your own amusement, or if you're competing, or if you're playing tunes that are significant to people at moments that...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-25-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,861
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

I have been requested to play theU.S. National Anthem on a few occasions. My understanding of the National Anthem Code (act of Congress around the same time the Star-Spangled Banners adopted in...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-25-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,861
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

Aye that's the Bobby Shaftoe one:thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-24-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,861
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

Which Teribus? The original or the Bobby Shaft one?
Forum: Beer Tent 12-22-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,525
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Fondly remembered gigs?

I have a few, but I'll mention only a couple
I was called by al lady to play as a surprise for her mother who was to have her last chemo appointment on that day."Dancing Queen" was the requested...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-22-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Help with diaphragmatic breathing

Back when I was a Middle School Band and chorus teacher, I found ma ny of my students were not producing solid breath support. Many of them though getting a deep breath involved raising their...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-19-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Selbie tenor drone question

…there are two or three other adjustments you can make with Selbie drone reeds to make them flatter:

The old, tried-and-true put a dab of wax on the end of the tongue;

More radical- sleeve the...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 12-13-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,105
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Choice of pipe music engraving software?

On a related note ;-), Can someone recommend an app to convert notation or output such as .xml or .sib to ABC?
Forum: Webmaster & Software 12-13-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,105
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Choice of pipe music engraving software?

Update, Lime is now extinct on MacOS since upgrading to MacOS 11 "Big Sur" :mad:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-01-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,273
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Groped by women when performing?

:…or with cabers?:woot:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Stupid Beginner Question: Chanters

If one is looking for a more GHB-like sound, but with easier blowing, maybe a border/lowland/ reel pipe chanter with a top would fill the bill?
Probably NOT as quiet as moct PC's, but would have a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Question on Hardies....

I met Willie Connell in 1979, the first year I was the Steward at Loon Mountain, and met Archie MacLeod, then PM of the Stuart Highlanders PB the same weekend and started lessons with Archie the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Highland goose to start?

I don't see enough advantage in transitioning through using a goose to justify the added expense, when as Matt wrote, one can cork off the drones and open them up in gradual stages as one gains...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-15-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Rasping tenor drone

How's the hemp at the drone top? at the reed seat? Leaks at either of those places could be the cause of your reed's "yodeling"

if the problem moves with the reed, per dsb0628's suggestion, then...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-13-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Breathing technique...

I was a Band/Instrumental Music and Chorus teacher for several years. Many of my younger students needed coaching on diaphragmatic breathing: When they were asked to take a deep breath, they'd raise...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,713
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I've been using Polyester thread for several months in wet and dry conditions, (though here in coastal New England it's only humid when it's too warm to be damp) and in my experience, moisture does...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Chromatic bagpipe chanter

True- though Star Spangled Banner needs a High E if played in A, so, no way, Jose. Irish Eyes needs a high B. ( I play it in A FWIW, with the High B), Eternal Father/MELITA/ The Navy Hymn needs that...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-05-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,190
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Baritone, ugh!

if you have Three A drones, one bass, one Tenor ( Same pitch as the low a on the chanter, BTW, and one an octave higher, wouldn't that be a soprano drone rather than an alto?:shrug:
Forum: Music 10-31-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Journey to Sky

Adam is right-(it's …Skye, BTW)

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