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Forum: Adult Pipers 05-31-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By johnsog
Re: Old Dogs... New Tricks?

Some of our passions last a life time and others have their end point. It's sad to see but it's heartening to know you do have another wonderful musical outlet. Blessings to you!!
Forum: Beer Tent 05-29-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By johnsog
Re: when to say farewell....

Yes, do keep on playing!! You still have a lot to offer the group. A few years ago a member of ours was diagnosed with a rare, progressive debilitating muscle disease. She continued to play as...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By johnsog
Re: Wet Blowing

That is true. My first pipe instructor admitted to being a very dry blower so he never had issues with moisture. I, on the other hand, am wet and have a band mate who is even wetter than I. I do...
Forum: Adult Pipers 05-23-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,434
Posted By johnsog
Re: Old Dogs... New Tricks?

This would be very helpful for those of us rapidly approaching geezerdom or who are already there!! I feel so sad hearing people say they are too old to do something they love.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-10-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,610
Posted By johnsog
Re: Pipes, A Serious Commitment…The Grumbles of a Newbie

There is a wide range of attitudes toward any instrument. Some do require greater financial output than others and we each have a choice of putting in as much work as we are willing to give to...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-03-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,494
Posted By johnsog
Re: Kilt, pleat to Sett or Stripe?

I wonder what opinions the kilt makers have on all this...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By johnsog
Re: Unusual bag/cord covers?

Oh, yeah!! An Aran bag cover!! My fingers are itching to get to work on one. :grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 05-02-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,494
Posted By johnsog
Re: Kilt, pleat to Sett or Stripe?

Being not at all military, I much prefer pleating to the sett. It shows all the colors in the tartan in a pleasing balance. Plus some of the ways tartans can be pleated to the stripe might set off...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-01-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By johnsog
Re: Unusual bag/cord covers?

One of my bandmates made a bag cover that is supposed to resemble a golden retriever. While I doubt it would do well at Westminster, it is rather cute. I'd like a bag cover in denim but first I...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-25-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By johnsog
Re: Leading a procession

I, too, scan the assemblage for elderly or those with obvious mobility challenges and pace myself accordingly, though I do try for a good, stately walk. Usually I needn't go far and, if sensible, I...
Forum: Pipe Bands 04-20-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,856
Posted By johnsog
Re: Comfortable Formal Marching Shoes

That brings up the questions: are these all available in women's sizes? I don't know what brand of ghillies our band ordered years ago; they are comfortable enough when marching but not so great for...
Forum: Adult Pipers 04-13-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,967
Posted By johnsog
Re: Trigger finger surgery

Yes, good luck with your surgery, Jim!! It's good to hear success stories and know that hand issues don't necessarily toll the death knell to our piping. It will be interesting to see in the future...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-04-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,651
Posted By johnsog
Re: What other instruments do you play?

In 2011 when I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the Pipers' Gathering, I found myself at some point in a group of seven people, five or six of whom had bassoon in their background. I think...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-03-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By johnsog
What are these pipes?

My brother just sent me a link to a youtube video of Gunhild Carlen. What kind of pipes are these?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RbVuDuCYMY
Forum: Beer Tent 03-28-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By johnsog
Re: Thank you all.

Not only is a minister/priest expected to provide these services 24/7, but that pay typically is NOT adequate for those expectations. Some friends from church always make it a point to reach out to...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-26-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By johnsog
Re: Finishing reeds for jewelry

Thanks!! I will try those and see how they work. My camera isn't functioning but I will post pictures (hmmm... I'll have to figure out how to do that...) as soon as I get a chance.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-22-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By johnsog
Finishing reeds for jewelry

A while ago I made a pair of discarded chanter reeds into earrings, which came out quite nicely, in my opinion. The recipient likes them as well and I've been collecting our band's cast-off reeds so...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-20-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By johnsog
Re: 'Tis Now... The Day!! :)

There were a couple of younger folks who had good pipe questions. One wanted to know about the reeds; it turns out he plays the sax at school. Pretty good inquiry for, I'm guessing, a fifth grader!!
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By johnsog
Re: Mixed up tunes

Yes!! I was thinking Corrichoille (sp?) and Teribus as I wrote my response. If I get started right, then the rest of each tune works out OK. If I remember the first three or four notes and their...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By johnsog
Re: Mixed up tunes

I think everyone in our band has the same problem, sometimes with different pairs of tunes. I've wondered if putting tunes that start the same way into a personal practice would be beneficial or...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-14-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By johnsog
Re: Best Book for Piobaireachd Intro?

Indeed, having an instructor is the best way to go about this. However, for us luddites with no internet living in rural areas, there aren't a lot of choices. I'm lucky in that I have a pipe major...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-14-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By johnsog
Definition of piobaireachd in general music dictionary

Having recently received a music dictionary as a gift, and a welcome one, I had to look up some bagpipe terms just to see what the book had to say. For "piobaireach" it said this includes grounds...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-14-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By johnsog
Re: When you get tagged again and again on social media

My inclination is to assume the other person probably HAS heard whateveritis a thousand times already and thus don't share much. My husband, on the other hand, holds to the credo that anything that...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-13-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By johnsog
Re: Quick!! Tune ideas needed

Keeping a tune list is a good idea. I have lots of music in a couple of binders but should have one comprehensive list. The low-key gigs are fun and less stressful though the more formal ones are a...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By johnsog
Re: Quick!! Tune ideas needed

Thanks for your help, all!! The gig went well in spite of the lack of a fiddler. We played Baloo Baleerie, Morag's Waltz, The Gentle Light That Wakes Me, My Love He Is A Red-haired Man (original...
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