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Forum: Competing Pipers Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,730
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Your first time competing

We're always our own worst judge ... good going!

Hope you're able to get back out again soon ... life always gets in the way!

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Competing Pipers Yesterday, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,730
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Your first time competing

Right on, thank you for the kind words.

You too my friend, just play .. and enjoy yourself.

Cheers!
~Nate
Forum: Competing Pipers Yesterday, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,730
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Your first time competing

We seem to be in/on very similar paths, and we're not far from each other as well. I heard about your recent success at both NH Indoor and RI, good beans! Shame, I'd have liked to have met you among...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Advice: Near Pristine, Apparently Unplayed 1940s Hendersons

Sounds great! Enjoy the Hendersons!

My set -would have- been a twin, as when I'd found them online, they were advertised as 40s Hendersons. Upon sending them down to Ringo, and then Dunbar for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Bruce Gandy chanter - reviews?

Hi there,

I've been playing on one for a few months now, and it alternates between being backup and primary along with the Naill wood chanter that I have. I keep both reeded and going, and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-17-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Pppiper
Forum: Beer Tent 06-14-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Pppiper
Re: International travel with Technopipes

Smart to remove it from your bag so the screeners don't need to go digging around for it. You won't get a "problem" per se, by leaving it in, but it does increase the chance of their wanting to tear...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-13-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Chanter reed issues, going from low to high elevation

Big help .. thanks! It's possible to have this gig in the future, so I need to figure how to deal with the condition change.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-13-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Chanter reed issues, going from low to high elevation

Very helpful. Thanks Chris!

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-12-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Pppiper
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-12-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Chanter reed issues, going from low to high elevation

Interesting. Talk about the opposite approach to my normal routine on the east coast.

Just to be sure I'm clear .. would you still remove moisture control system desiccant?

Thanks!
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-12-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Chanter reed issues, going from low to high elevation

Sorry .. could you clarify the above? The statement is alluding me.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-12-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Chanter reed issues, going from low to high elevation

Gothcya. So it's fair to presume then that the drier air may have been a significantly contributing factor to the issue?

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-12-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Chanter reed issues, going from low to high elevation

Sounds plausible. Some reeds were sharper on the high hand than others. Biggest issue for me though was the lost ability to finger c and f natural, and the burbling. I thought about the reed needing...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-12-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By Pppiper
Chanter reed issues, going from low to high elevation

So I had a gig this past weekend in South Lake Tahoe. I had two chanters with me (I try to always have a backup with me, with a 2nd reed ready to go), and more than a dozen other new reeds (most of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-05-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Advice: Near Pristine, Apparently Unplayed 1940s Hendersons

Personally, I'd call up Ringo and ask him directly. The man is brilliant and loves to help. Chances are, he'd want them sent to him to get a good look at what you're dealing with.

I HIGHLY...
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-05-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By Pppiper
Re: competing without bag cover?

I remember reading a story regarding this in Bill Livingstone's book, in which he discusses how he often had trouble keeping his bag from slipping.

I can't remember the exact circumstances, or...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Silica gel, when to "recharge?"

Yeah, everyone's experience is going to vary based on their location, and how much moisture they blow.

I feel like I'm a middle-of-the-road piper in terms of blowing moisture ... not dry, not...
Forum: Music 06-04-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Tied notes

I've seen tied notes for two reasons in pipe music:

When a note is held across the bar line, from one measure to another. Commonly found in long, drawn out airs, or in quicker tunes where the...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-27-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
Posted By Pppiper
when to say farewell....

You can never do a disservice to the instrument, so long as you love playing it. Play for yourself first ... everything else is secondary.

You don't have to play for funerals, or weddings, or in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-24-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Teenage student's size bag?

I echo extended smalls, mostly. Also, the smaller the bag, the easier the cut off, which is a helpful starting state for beginners (so long as they don't depend on it in the future). And for pressure...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Wet Blowing

Sorry, missed part of your question. Not everyone is a wet blower (or not) at any specific age. Again, once upon a time, I definitely wasn't.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Wet Blowing

I could be wrong, but I've gotten the impression that I've become a wetter blower as I've gotten older. Moisture wasn't much of an issue for me when I was a kid, but it's definitely an issue now.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,911
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most comfortable chanter you've played?

For me, it's a very close match between my Niall and my Colin Kyo. I think I prefer the feel of the Kyo, but if I need a sharper pitch, I'll end up playing the Niall. I'd never part with either...
Forum: Music 05-23-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Bagpipe sheet music for "The Chieftains Arrival" from "In Celtic Times".

You can find the book here ... only place I know of.

http://www.scottshighland.com/bill-livingstone-vol-2-b-050-a.html

Great book. Consider getting his first book from this site as well if you...
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