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Forum: Piobaireachd 02-10-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By bugz
Re: Piobaireachd/Light Music Connections

Well, classical music composers from other musical traditions have frequently based their compositions upon folk music common in their various cultures. Why should Piobaireachd be any different?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-25-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By bugz
Re: Cane practice chanter reed help

Hear, hear! </div></div>

I'd better not. </div></div>
Whaaaat???? That hardly seems in character with the Dunsire Forum spirit!?? :(
Forum: Adult Pipers 09-15-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By bugz
Re: Beginner's back pain

I used to get back spasms sometimes after I played a long time, which I think was not the result from breathing and improper use of my diaphram as much as it was just muscle strain from squeezing the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-02-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By bugz
Re: How well do ABW pipes age?

In that case they would not be made of ABW, which was uncommon until the end of the 19th century. Pre-Waterloo pipes might be made of local woods, cocuswood, laburnum, Lignum Vitae or ebony - ebony...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-28-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By bugz
Re: Lip Service?

What happened when you started playing the pipes? Why did you "notice the problem" again? </div></div>
The amount of lip strength you need playing the pipes is orders of magnitude greater than what...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By bugz
Re: drone/chanter reed pressure differences

Well, you want the drones to sound a little easier than the chanter so that you don't get an early chanter E on strike in, so you wouldn't want the inches of water to be the same for both. Since you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By bugz
Re: How well do ABW pipes age?

The founder of my pipe band has a set that has been in his family that were played at Waterloo - they have been well maintained.

Extremes of temperture variation - like 5 years in a N. Dakota...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By bugz
Re: Need help in understanding timing, keeping of.

I found the best way to get the beat in my head is to sing it (or listen to a recording) while walking/marching. Folks that have problems with rhythm can easily get off the beat while clapping or toe...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2008, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By bugz
Re: Need help in understanding timing, keeping of.

I know of a guy who took a graduate course called "Statistical Processes for Industrial Design." One of the cornerstones of the course was that you don't really need to understand a process in order...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-05-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,792
Posted By bugz
Re: D-Throw freeze up

I've heard that one way to train yourself out of the chanter death grip is to tape a thumb tack to the chanter so the point projects where your right thumb rests. That gives you a real 'pointed'...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-05-2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,927
Posted By bugz
Re: Sgian Dubhs and the "po-po."

My band was competing at the Highland Games in Jackson, Wyoming last year, and between events, the band decided to drop into the 'Million Dollar Cowboy Bar' in Jackson. As we walked in, the bouncer...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-01-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,338
Posted By bugz
Re: Curing Slow Fingers

For that, I suggest you do get a good book on technique exercises like 'Rhythmic Fingerwork', and just bite the bullet. But don't just concentrate on a particular embellishment that's giving you...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-01-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,338
Posted By bugz
Re: Curing Slow Fingers

Is the slowness exhibited in the execution of embellishments or in tune tempo? (For example, are your taurluaths and doublings too open, or do your fingers fall apart when you try to play a tune up...
Forum: Music 08-01-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By bugz
Re: tunes with darado (bubbly note)

The movement in Lochanside is called a rodin in piobaireachd. If you have the College of Piping Piobaireachd Tutorial, it's the first piob movement you learn (other than the crunluath covered in...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-30-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,338
Posted By bugz
Re: Curing Slow Fingers

If you can't find a TENS unit, I suppose you could grab ahold of a spark plug wire on a lawnmower instead... :wink:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-30-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,338
Posted By bugz
Re: Curing Slow Fingers

The only way I can think would be to gradually play both exercises and tunes with an ever so slight increase in tempo, and keep notching it up until you can no longer play with accuracy.

When...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-30-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,877
Posted By bugz
Re: Finger placement on High A in piobaireachd

Well, I wasn't sure, but since Andrew says he plays all his high A's this way (I assume for both piob and light music), I was wondering if he had ever gotten an adverse comment from the judges on...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-30-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,050
Posted By bugz
Re: Practice Chanter Challenge

Oh, so we will get to listen to a couple of dozen .mp3s of 'Scot's Wha Hae'?

Be still, my heart! :wink:
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-30-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,877
Posted By bugz
Re: Finger placement on High A in piobaireachd

So using these fingerings in light music wouldn't be considered 'false fingering' by the judges, then?
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-29-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,877
Posted By bugz
Finger placement on High A in piobaireachd

I got the CoP yellow Piobaireachd tutor a while back, and I was listening again to the the audio CD today, and there was a short comment in about lesson 3, made almost in passing, that I had...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-29-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By bugz
Re: Great Mouthpiece Debate

Just from personal experience, my lips tired less quickly using the oval mouthpiece. When I used a round mouthpiece, I would tend to quickly lose my 'pucker'.

Now that my general endurance has...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-29-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,117
Posted By bugz
Re: ABW vs. Delrin ("plastic") Pipes

I've been on vacation a while, and haven't been able to keep up with the discussion. I'm glad to see there are still some interesting comments being made on both sides of the argument.

I would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,117
Posted By bugz
Re: ABW vs. Delrin ("plastic") Pipes

Not at all. I'm just demonstrating what would be necessary to resolve these recurring 'which is better' threads. If you don't use procedures like these, all these comments like 'ABW drones sound...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-17-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By bugz
Re: canntaireachd question

I certainly get the D'oh! award for not thinking this statement through. :ack:: The Taurluath can hardly end on E since the embellishment gracenotes end with an E gracenote.

Usually ending on low...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By bugz
Re: All in the Bag

:ack:: Don't get me started. I've had quite enough discussions on what constitutes a valid experiment under controlled conditions in the ABW vs. Delrin ("plastic") Pipes thread.

I refuse to be...
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