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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-14-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Balancing chanter

If you have to tape your low A, it sounds like you are still trying to hit a number (480 in this case) rather than getting your As balanced. Try to just get them in tune with each other with no tape...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-14-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Tin Whistle to Play With GHB

Unless your guitarist friend is also a piper, there is no need to get a whistle with special fingering like the Elfsong.

As for playing a whistle with the GHB, unless you are going to mic the...
Forum: Reviews 03-11-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Dunbar's Delrin Kitchen Pipes :)

Not really, they are whatever a standard practice chanter is. Iíve managed to get a Dunbar with a Gibson Reed to tune to 440 at one time, but most of the time itís neither 440 or 466 but wandering...
Forum: Reviews 03-08-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Dunbar's Delrin Kitchen Pipes :)

While they are a form of small pipes, they aren't what most people think of when they use that term, and you wouldn't want to take them to a small pipe group to play with the others as the chanter...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-06-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: "Fuss Factor" of cold-wind pipes?

So if you just don't feel up to playing the big pipes, are you really going to be up for sitting down and strapping into a set of bellows to play for a while? True, you don't have to deal with the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-04-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Photo: what bands?

It looks like there are four images from the photographer on Adobeís stock image site located here: https://stock.adobe.com/search?serie_id=726851

Here is another picture from the same...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-22-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 950
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Balancing chanter

To start to tune the Chanter, find the spot where the low and high As are in tune with each other. Donít worry about what Hz it is, or any of the other notes, just keep moving the reed until the two...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,560
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Chanter bias?

Sounds like the instructor had a personal investment in selling the xyz chanter to me, and I would fully agree with everyone above that if your happy with your current abc chanter just stick with it....
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-20-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: good transition practice

If your looking for additional exercises, I would highly recommend picking up a copy of Jim McGillivrayís book Rhythmic Fingerwork: Instruction in Technique for the Highland Bagpipe. It has great...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: MacGillivrary Website

Try using this link:

https://piping.on.ca

If you click on the link from Google search, it puts a www. in front and I get a 404 error, but if I go to the link above, it loads just fine.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-16-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,236
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: drones

Easiest way is to do a cutoff and then re-strike in bringing them all back on. Some times you can flick or pop them back on (simple enough to do, but rather hard to describe via typing, but its...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-25-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Microphone recommendation for Chromebook?

I always recommend the Blue Yeti. That being said, I haven't actually used it with a Chromebook, and according to the internet it may or may not be supported depending on which device you have (and...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-22-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,112
Posted By CelticHiker
Feather Bonnet Size

Well, I donít know if this is representative of most, but I just measured the one I have sitting in a box in the closet, and itís about 11 inches from the bottom of the head band to the top of the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-31-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Thoughts and experiences on-line lessons

I've been taking on-line lessons, via Skype, for about 10 years now, and it has taken me from a beginning piper to placing in grade 1 competitions, so I would say it works.

As previous posters...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-27-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Is there any bagpipery in Bozeman, MT?

Last I heard, from one of their members, the Great Scots band was no longer functional, but as always, they may come back?

The games in Great Falls and Hamilton are the only ones with piping...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-22-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Is there any bagpipery in Bozeman, MT?

I've already been in contact with Brad, and gotten him in contact with the PM of the closest band, but for general information here is what is going on in the state as far as piping and pipe bands...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-14-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,821
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Why am I so nervous

Warpiper,

The nerves thing hits everyone it seems, even the best at the highest levels, so donít feel like you are alone.

Some things that were suggested to me, that seem to have worked, are...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 03-16-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Recording app

I've also had good luck with the voice memo app on my i-devices. I've played around with others that create "better" recordings, but at the end of the day, the built in voice memo recordings are just...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-05-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Credit Card Payments

I've used the Square app and reader now for a number of years, and I would highly recommend it for the person that occasionally needs to take a credit card. The fees are quite reasonable, you are...
Forum: Music 03-04-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Grim King of the Ghosts

It is in their Ascension concert music pack (but it doesnít include the harmonies sadly), which you can purchase and download from here: ...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Pipe Band Research

It might help if you were to tell us what "marketing purposes" you are collecting the information for so we can decide if it would be something we would be interested in or if its just going to...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-11-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,880
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Reaching out to those who have only been on the chanter ready for first pipes

The likely reasons you haven't been able to move the pipes are price and condition. First your asking price is way too high. It looks like I can get a brand new set with no bag or drone reeds for...
Forum: Music 11-02-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Wolfstone and American Rogues set

There have been a number of discussions of this over the years. Here is one that l think answers your questions:

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151714

And if for those...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-12-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,881
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Introductions - new piper

If you had a leather bag, you might be able to get away from a MCS depending on how much of a wet blower you actually are, but you will likely need one with a synthetic bag. As for which one, that...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-09-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Lament for John Morrison of Assynt House

And, at least in Donald Macleod's Book 6, there isn't a crunluath a mach variation.
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