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Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,190
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: What is your favorite tune?

OOO that is a tough question! My favorites always shift with my mood for for right now it would have to be, based upon what tunes I am playing,:

1. Lament for Donald of Laggen
2. Beloved...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-31-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Geez

Well I am a mental health professional and no you are not nuts, unless you accept the proposition that all pipers are a bit nuts. I am convinced that reeds have a mind of their own. If you don't...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-29-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: when to say farewell....

Well, it all depends on what is important for you. If piping alone is sufficient then there are a lot of options such as reel pipes or epipes. If playing with a band is important then you could...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Favourite players/recordings

Well I am a piobaireachd nutter. So based upon what recordings I use all the time I would have to say

1. The Masters of Piobaireachd--the two Bob's
2. Tutorials of Donald MacLeod
the P/S...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-13-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: The "How To" Cairns Manual later vs 1st ed.

Here is my review of Archie's revision

Forum: Piobaireachd 04-21-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: PS digital books

Well I bought the digital version of Kilberry and Binnias and downloaded them to my ipad. Neat! However when I got a new ipad the buggers wouldn't transfer. When I went to the C-o-P app to...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-23-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,495
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Antique lot on eBay

Well on https://www.ebay.com/itm/J6-VINTAGE-ANTIQUE-BAGPIPE-SILVER-MOUNTS-EWTER-BONE-SCOTLAND-KILT-PIPERS/222892997810?hash=item33e5753cb2:g:rhAAAOSwdA9asoHz

he is selling as part of the package a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-13-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,197
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: To Goose or not to Goose

one further advantage of using a goose. This is from a prior teacher of mine Donald Shaw Ramsey. Using a goose helps developing the lips so that one doesn't drool on the pipes. Learning a tune on...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-28-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,507
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: St Patrick's Day, Heretic Pipers, and fun times.

Oh I probably be playing March to Battle of the San Patricios
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-27-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Shepherd Mussette yea or nay?

Yep the old RMMB was a flamers delight which is why Bob Dunsire started this forum. At first there was a transition time when the trolls kept snapping 'till Bob, RIP, put a stop to it using the Mods
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-26-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Shepherd Mussette yea or nay?

here is a link to archived Dunsire discussion

Forum: Beer Tent 12-10-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Unusual uses for bagpipes

I have used them to: 1. Chase a fighting Rooster out of my back yard, 2. to drive roof rats out of my attic, and 3. drive off dogs who were messing in my Front yard. Works great.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-30-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,397
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: New EUSPBA grade 5 for solos

Hey!! things are moving my way here. When they get to grade 10, I will compete, promise!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-22-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,874
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: 3 Lines of hemp to hear the unicorn fluff

Well sometimes judges have their ears just painted on so they use their eyes instead. If you have old drones, as do I, and a new chanter you ain't going to get the 'golden hemp' exposure no matter...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-07-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,411
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Gift pipes - what would YOU do?

Well this is an Ethical Conundrum. It is sort of like asking who should be in a life boat when there are only 8 places and 10 people. It depends on ones moral compass and what it is based on.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-25-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,695
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Best tutor book

Also you might want to consider Archie Cairns two book tutorials The 'How To' Manual for Learning to Play the Great Highland Bagpipe" and the "Expanded" edition-Book Two of the "How To" Manual. Book...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-22-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Piobaireachd Doubling

also when playing a doubling one increases the tempo SLIGHTLY, I mean just a WEE bit. One wants to have a seamless playing of the melody notes with the movement. During the singling there is a...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-22-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Birls, Low-G gracenotes in Piobaireachd

The movement you are asking about is a Piobaireachd weirdness. It is a sort of echo beat double tap sort of deal with doesn't exist as far as I know in any other tune. If it does it is rare

Forum: Piobaireachd 09-15-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,161
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Is it an "e throw"? (Lament for Mary McLeod)

in the second bar of Mary MacLeod there is a DRE which is what I think you mean
Forum: Music 09-10-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Grade 3 Solo Tunes

Well I have always liked the Old Woman's Lullaby. It is very classy and not too difficult to play. Donald of Laggen is tough to play although it looks easy the evedre movement is not simple and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Reed recommendations for ebony Lawries

I use Rocket Reeds in mine. I do have an odd problem. The Tenors blend so perfectly with each other that they both quiet down and sound like only one Tenor which makes the Bass sound a bit louder...
Forum: Reviews 08-09-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,370
Posted By Ron Teague
Archie Cairns' "Expanded" edition of Book Two

Review of The “Expanded” Edition Book Tow of the “How To” Manual
by Maj Archie Cairns, MMM, CD

Many folk have benefited from Archie Cairns’ “How To” manuals. These have included his “How...
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-01-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By Ron Teague
Interesting use of Canntaireachd

Well I have a new Corgi puppy, Yipes! Chew, Chew, Chew, hop, hop, hop, bink, bink, bink, whew just how wiggly can one creature be? How do I put him to sleep when it is time to go nighty night? ...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 08-01-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Bagpipe Writing Software for Mac?

I've used Celtic Pipes off and on for a few years and works ok for ceol beg but not so good for piobaireachd where one doesn't need a time signature. In fact a time signature sort of messes up the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-30-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,248
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Post Stroke Bagpiping

Oh one more thing. You need to learn the Piobaireachd tune "too long in this condition". I hummed this tune during all of my medical tests. It helped a lot and made me feel snarky. Snarky humor...
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