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Forum: Side / Snare 03-13-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: The "CoP Tutor" for Snare Drum?

You are in luck. The 3 RSPBA Structured Learning books are now available free in PDF form from the RSPBA site. They cover drumming as well as piping to a graded level.

Book 1 (Elementary) link is...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-30-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Were the drones of the NMS' "Waterloo Pipes" from a bellows-blown Border pipe?

It's not necessarily true that all bellows driven pipes had a common stock.
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Forum: Music 01-10-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Music for Pipes and other instruments

Hi Kevin, I think this post might be better suited to the smallpipes section, but I'll leave it here in the meantime.

The LPBS Session Tunes...
Forum: Music 12-29-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Guitar chords for pipe tunes

Guys, if you read the original post, the OP is asking about playing guitar along with border pipes. Border pipes are nearly always in concert A and can play high b, c',and c#' and the minor third...
Forum: Music 12-27-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Guitar chords for pipe tunes

If Border Pipes are being used, may I suggest Suggested Session Tunes from the Lowland & Borders Pipers Society (https://lbps.net/j3site/index.php/lbps-publications/suggested-session-tunes)? 68 well...
Forum: Music 12-10-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Tune ID

Ranger's Frolic.

Edit: Ranger's Frolic is in some collections as Whip Her and Gird Her, but both titles are the same tune as in J. Moore's collection of 1841.
Forum: Music 12-06-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,621
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Irish Funeral

Hi Paul, when I was learning tunes for the London Scottish regiment, I also had to learn tunes for the London Irish regiment, as the two bands often played together. Most of the tunes you list were...
Forum: Music 12-03-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Slow Air publication

That's the Seumas MacNeill setting being played in the video, I think Seumas was the first to publish this tune by John Campbell, it's in his Book 1.

The Scots Guards setting of Fair Maid of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-19-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: First written evidence of pipes in battle

A French history, LíHistoire de la Guerre díEcosse published in Paris in 1556, mentions that 'the wild (sauvages) Scots encouraged themselves to arms by the sound of their bagpipes (cornemeuses)' at...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-02-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Pigs with Pipes

Pigs and apes playing bagpipes feature on a lot of European art. Apes playing bagpipes featured in the "masque" court parties of Edward IV from 1551 to 1553, including one where a giant ape playing...
Forum: Music 10-31-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Tunes by George MacIntyre of Campbelltown

Yes, it is the same tune. Like GM McIntyre, John Wilson hails from Campbelltown, and they were both part of the piping community there, and interacted, so there's probably a valid reason for the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-21-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Advice for a Beginner Smallpiper?

I agree 100% with Calum.

I'd also add that there are guys in the Glasgow Smallpipers group that have gone directly from tin whistle to smallpipes, without ever having touched a practice chanter,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-21-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: drones

Interesting, every day is a school day. I've never seen a set of Walsh smallpipes.

I have been thinking about the original post for a while, and very occasionally I will shut off the baritone...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-21-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,361
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: How many actually use Binneas

Bfore the days of the internet, the Donald MacLeod CDs, the Bobs of Balmoral CDs, downloads from Roddy MacLeod, Jim McGillivray, Jack Lee, etc, Binneas was invaluable to me.

I still think it's a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-17-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: drones

Shutting the drones on and off by touching the top only applies to the Great Highland Bagpipe. It just doesn't happen with smallpipes at all. Some smallpipes come with plugs to shut off drones, some...
Forum: Music 10-15-2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Duncan Johnstone, "His Complete Compositions"

Have you tried Tartantown?

https://www.tartantown.com/products/johnstone-duncan-the-complete-collection
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-12-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Tightening new reeds in practice chanter

All practice chanter reeds need to be hemped, the placing of the hemp allows you to set the scale of your practice chanter in accordance with its height, as well as providing a seal against air....
Forum: Music 10-08-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Iain McGees Romanian Boots (rumblin brig)

The book was published 25 years ago, occasionally it turns up on Ebay.

That's probably your best bet, but you could try putting a "wanted" ad in the Trading Post here.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-08-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Chanter brush

According to the OP's profile, it's a practice chanter, not a pipe chanter that's being discussed. He's only had it a few days.

Anything can be used to clean a poly practice chanter, most use...
Forum: Music 09-26-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,238
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: Waltzing Matilda

I have been at a number of events commemorating the pipers of WW1, many regimental historians were present and we have evidence of which tunes were regularly played in WW1. I have a list here.

It...
Forum: Music 09-22-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: 'Motorway to the Isles' by Seamus MacNeill

It's not really a tune in it's own right, it's a tongue in cheek hornpipe version of Road to the Isles.

Forum member Neil Clark plays it here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcoi2J34fwc)
...
Forum: Music 09-08-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: The first part of this compilation/tune (Loch Lomond)...

The KPM label, (a subsidiary of EMI) release CDs that go straight to the TV and film industries. "The Celtic Tradition" (cat No. KPM 0249) has some great playing by Dougie Pincock, but also features...
Forum: Music 09-08-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: The first part of this compilation/tune (Loch Lomond)...

Guys, it's not that unusual in the trade for record companies to use session men to make albums for the overseas "Celtic" market. There are no "Pipes & Drums of Leanisch". I can think of two well...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,278
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

Lots of people saying "new piper", but the guy is wearing full army pipe major's chevrons. He must have earned them to some degree.
Forum: Music 08-26-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Adam Sanderson
Re: A Parting Glance

He definitely says "glass". I don't have the book to hand, but it sounds like he is playing the setting from The Glasgow Collection.
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