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Forum: Music 04-14-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: Name of this tune?

Armed with the right title, and with the help of Bob Pekaar :thumb:, I've found a veritable horde of versions of the Inverness Gathering, or Culloden Day or such varied names--and on Page 17 of Book...
Forum: Music 04-14-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: Name of this tune?

Adam and Neil, Thank you gentlemen both; I acknowledge my short-comings as a transcriber and at determining time sigs. Having it sandwiched between two 6/8 marches, not to mention the speed it was...
Forum: Music 04-13-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: Name of this tune?

LloydB, thanks for at least being interested enough to check it out; if you try this link you'll hear a bit of it...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VPfL80SoeU&index=4&list=RDWqP4a39AlYo
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Forum: Music 04-13-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,326
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Name of this tune?

Hi all--I've a pipe tune (march) on CD (home-made by an unknown) with a pipe band playing a medley. There is no ID of band or tunes...and I've no way to patch a sound bite; best I can do is indicate...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,994
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: How much can one reasonably let out a kilt?

Up to 30"--means that it will look good between 26" & 30". Sounds like it was made for a lad of about 18 yrs--a skinny lad at that--and you could spend a lot of time and effort and in the end, not be...
Forum: Music 04-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: what tunes are you learning

Still trying to find the full list of Band Tunes! Presently working on MSR: Teribus/Corriechollie's Welcome/Orange & Blue/Piper of Drummond; also Rab's Wedding; Keel Row; Dark Island and for myself,...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-11-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,782
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: Elfsong Tin Whistle with GHB fingering

Sorry about the "double post"; the first one disappeared into cyberspace and didn't reappear till I posted the second version...:blush:
Forum: Beer Tent 04-11-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,782
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: Elfsong Tin Whistle with GHB fingering

Taught myself the tin whistle as a teenager--fast-forward 50 years and I thought I'd learn the GBH. I now find that the tin whistle does require considerable adjustment in the breathing department!...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-11-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,782
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: Elfsong Tin Whistle with GHB fingering

Taught myself to play tin whistle as a teenager, when I became interested in folk music. I'd wanted to learn guitar, but never got beyond strumming a few chords; thought it might be easier if I...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-20-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: Practice chanter reed problem!

Do you have somebody tutoring you? or are you totally on your own with the chanter and a tutor-book? It might be that your reed has shifted slightly in its seat and is playing on the sharp...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-20-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: Learning To Use a Traditional (round) Mouthpeice?

I was using the round mouthpiece that came with the pipes but was having some denture issues...Airstream didn't help any but I looked at the Reedwrangler and have been very impressed with it. Beauty...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: How does a beginner best build up lip endurance on pipes?

Congratulations, John--I also am an older beginner piper; it's my Retirement Project and I'm about 18 months ahead of you (in age as well as experience!) I'd been using a loaned set of elderly pipes...
Forum: Music 02-11-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: what tune?

Thank you, MacCoinnich! Who knows how long it would have taken me to remember that!

And Klondike Waldo--guess I missed the edit piece--obviously (doh!) an offer to send...? At least we're...
Forum: Music 02-10-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,213
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: what tune?

Didn't notice anyone looking for music to be sent--just asking for tune ID (and source if known), which is the beginning of the hunt for legitimate sources:)--I could identify them for the most part:...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-02-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,936
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: What Could Possibly Go.......

Roger, I wish for you that any disasters this year be no worse than the sum of the last year! Could one say that you "kept your cool" throughout the experience?

So glad that you and the pipes...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-28-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,974
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: What would you do?

I'm blown away that you were able to handle it so professionally; all the responses you've had here are right on the money--and believe that if anyone else heard the outburst they're probably, like...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-27-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: Discovery! well not so much....

You should know that it isn't saliva condensing but the water in that hot moist air you're busy blowing--and your pipes, whether wood or delrin, will suffer from the same exposure! The saving grace...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 10-19-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,827
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: So, where do your pipes "sleep"?

dismembered, gutted--wiped down and brushed out--they sleep on their opened-up zip-case, on the sofa (or on the blanket box, if the cat claims the sofa first) in the lounge room, ready to be...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-18-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,072
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Funeral protocol?

Hi,
I've been 'sounded out' regarding playing for a funeral--person is still with us but they know he doesn't have too much time left.
What concerns me a bit--don't know if it's to be cremation...
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-18-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,369
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: The more I practice - the worse I realise I am

I practice my pipes daily, thinking that I'm finally getting a handle on the tunes of the week--then I go to practice with the band and know just how much I have to learn and accomplish... My PM...
Forum: Music 12-20-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: Seconds for "Planxty Fanny Power" ?

Thank you very much for that--have just managed to access the site with my new laptop (not easy with windows 8 after XP for many years!)
Forum: Music 12-03-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Seconds for "Planxty Fanny Power" ?

Hi Pipers all--does anybody know where I might find the music for Seconds for "Fanny Power"? I can't seem to find it anywhere--and I KNOW that the Pipe Music is different form the origingal...
Forum: Music 08-14-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: Alexander McDonald of Keppoch--lament

OOOPS! I've accidentally given the lamented Chieftain the wrong name: it's ARCHIBALD, of course....(not that it's helped me find Bagpipe notation..)

Evanie
Forum: Music 08-14-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 479
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Alexander McDonald of Keppoch--lament

Hello there--does anybody know if the above lament/slow air has been written for the pipes? I do have the tune in regular notation but the range is greater than the pipes can handle (I used play it...
Forum: Music 06-17-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,035
Posted By wanna-bea-piper
Re: MacGregor of Rora

The tune is listed on www.ceolsean.net/ (http://www.ceolsean.net/) in 3 versions, none of them with a composer credited. Apparently it was published in Book 9 of the David Glen collection before...
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