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Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,447
Posted By Kevin
Re: Thistle ghillies fit problem

Did you try loosening the laces a bit? :wink:

Seriously though, are they too tight around the ball of your foot or is the width of the foot bed too narrow. If the former, a cobbler may be able to...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-31-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,055
Posted By Kevin
Re: Osteoarthritis in Fingers

I'll add my vote for Voltaren (and the Rx strength version), as well as stretching. Stretching seems to work best if you hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds.

Also, when your arthritis...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-31-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,065
Posted By Kevin
Re: Pirate Set?

On the subject of Sea Shanties: I just saw Fisherman's Friend on Netflix here in Canada. It's based on the true story of ten Cornish fisherman who got a recording contract and had a single make it...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-30-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By Kevin
Re: Drone plugs/corks for Kitchen Pipes

Wooden cribbage pins work well in many smallpipe drones. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,952
Posted By Kevin
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

Even the ones that start on the right foot?? :poke:
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,952
Posted By Kevin
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

I also have a love-hate relationship with AG. It is a beautiful tune if played well on properly tuned instruments but diabolical when played by many masses bands, out of tune and too fast.

The...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-22-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By Kevin
Re: Need help getting a seal

Hi,

I have not used the reed wrangler but it sounds like it might do the trick for you. If your nerve damage is more significant, you might also find some useful suggestions in this old thread...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-07-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Kevin
Re: Acoustics question

I am not an expert but sound, and light are not perceived in a linear way by us biologicals. Sound is measured on a log scale (decibels) so that twice the number of pipers (or other musicians)...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-23-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,497
Posted By Kevin
Re: Is it worth my while to get smallpipes?

Not really. Cane SSP reeds should be kept dry and are typically used with bellows for this reason. Having said that, there are some makers of mouth blown SSP with cane reeds but they include...
Forum: Music 11-22-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,951
Posted By Kevin
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

Piobaireachd is not my thing, but I have grown to appreciate it and the skill of pipers who do it well. For me, it helps to imagine something like one of the following when listening:

1. I'm...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-21-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Kevin
Re: Practice Chanter Stand/Holder

Sorry to weigh in late, but similar to the thumb rest concept, I used to have an add on sole with a flat spot on my PC. It worked well but I lost is somewhere.

I bought a wooden toy wheel from a...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-05-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Kevin
Re: Favorite SSP Chanter?

I usually tune my drones to C-g-c with my C-chanter but other combinations are possible depending on the key of the tunes. My Banton SSP has long tuning slides on the drones, and one tuning bead,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-30-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Kevin
Re: Favorite SSP Chanter?

I have played Moore, Sloan, Gibson, Walsh and Banton SSP chanters although I didnt play the Sloan chanter enough to really comment. Of those, the Moore and Banton chanters worked best for me and my...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,065
Posted By Kevin
Re: Pirate Set?

There was a thread on sea shanties a few months ago http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168005&highlight=shanty

You might find a few suitable tunes there.

Best regards,
Kevin
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-04-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,497
Posted By Kevin
Re: Is it worth my while to get smallpipes?

Fair enough and I can understand your dedication to GHB. I used to feel the same way but over the past decade have more or less given up playing GHB in favour of SSP . I was only taking issue with...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-02-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,497
Posted By Kevin
Re: Is it worth my while to get smallpipes?

OK, I'll bite. I agree with everything said on this thread except for the above. Agree that SSP are not a great practice instrument for GHB because of the pressure, straight bore etc. I also agree...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-27-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,274
Posted By Kevin
Re: "Phase locking" drones

It seems that the drone is most like a closed conical bore air column that plays a fundamental an octave lower than expected (for a conical bore). Definitely seems like an odd combination of...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 07-23-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,070
Posted By Kevin
Re: Social Distance Piping

Nicely done! :thumb:

Did you all play with a metronome or did someone record a melody track first?

Best regards,
Kevin
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,274
Posted By Kevin
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Thanks Jon, I dont know why I never realised GHB drones had all the overtones present. I am guessing that is is because of the stepped conical bore achieved with the drone sections. I haven't had...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-21-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,274
Posted By Kevin
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Hi Jon,

I just want to make sure I understand this part correctly. So both the drone and the stock are essentially closed cylindrical air columns, which have overtones at 3, 5, 7, 9, etc. times...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-17-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By Kevin
Re: What is your Willie MacCallum number?

-1/0 [emoji3]

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Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-15-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,274
Posted By Kevin
Re: "Phase locking" drones

I'm just thinking out loud here but I am wondering if the length of the chanter stock could also be fine tuned to provide a bit of phase locking between some of the chanter notes (A, C, E?) and the...
Forum: Music 07-14-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Kevin
Re: 500 Miles dot source & 'Love' tune suggestion

PS. If you can find a mic'd stomp box to tap your foot on, 500 miles would sound much more interesting.

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Forum: Music 07-14-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Kevin
Re: 500 Miles dot source & 'Love' tune suggestion

500 miles can be transposed to fit but it is boring without other instruments. I bought a copy from musicnotes for a few dollars and transposed the melody to fit.

I would second She Moved...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-13-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,274
Posted By Kevin
Re: "Phase locking" drones

This is interesting. Are you finding that the optimum stock length depends on reed strength or type, or is it only a function of the fundamental frequency of the drone note?

If it is the...
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