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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-20-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Reed advice

First of all, Davidck, good on you for starting and progressing; and all the best on your continued journey.

Second, there is a lot to which to respond. Starting with the last question, what...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-19-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Holding PC aloft?

Thanks. Yes, saw it.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-19-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Holding PC aloft?

Yes, I think we've all heard the various metaphors about how to hold (or barely hold) the PC. I believe that was the original poster's point in that he found it difficult to do same when not...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-19-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 758
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Air Efficiency Problems

That's our world, eh, Melodie? Instructors, band members, this site, etc. are all helpful. But we all experience the issues, trial and error, mysteries, and so much more on our own, at times. We...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-17-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,665
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Your first piobaireachd and who taught you it

As others mentioned, Coeur d'Alene, where I was exposed to one I don't recall by Evan MacRae. The first learned was Struan Robertson's Lament with instructor Colin MacKenzie.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-17-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Perhaps... the Time... to... Take Part...

Oh, and I also suggest Andrew's bagpipejourney site to those, and other, individuals!! :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 10-17-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Perhaps... the Time... to... Take Part...

Hear, hear!, Pip01. Whenever I have a new student, or there's a new member in the band, I, as I'm sure other of our members do, suggest that this is a site they will value in their continued...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-16-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Holding PC aloft?

I agree. During chanter and pads practice, particularly on medleys or similar, the drummers would want me standing to see my feet for tempo and cues on the breaks. As I mentioned before, as did...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-15-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 557
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Holding PC Aloft?

No, I've not had that problem. Do you play a standard size or a long PC? I play a standard size, so perhaps that's easier. I can't think of any tips, though I do hold the PC outward more (i.e.,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-15-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

I think that most of us who started later (I at 30), particularly those of us who've had young students progress well, wish we'd started earlier. But at least we did; and as a result, we've enjoyed...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

I can only speak, somewhat, to the band's policies. I don't know the exact amounts, given that I'm not the band manager; but we have a price (e.g., $1,000) for local gigs and one for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-14-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,422
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Changing attitudes towards Catalin

I agree with you. This topic came up amongst us instructors in a junior band. Some instructors guided their students and young band members to new pipes. Two of us preferred to suggest some...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 754
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: How far will you travel

As others have suggested, it depends upon the pay and whether or not it's a band or solo event (I don't generally hire out for solo gigs). Also, as others have suggested, we in the Western US and...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-13-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

There is some truth in that; and, in part, it comes from some who 'perform' in public who should not. I do understand the need to practice, and the difficulty finding a place; so I'm not focused on...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-12-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 511
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

When I'm out and about and hear the pipes, I'm drawn to it/them usually for one of three reasons: a. Who's playing so beautifully?; b. Who's ballsy enough to be out in public playing like crap?; or...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-08-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,381
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Has pitch topped out?

I agree with those indicating the rate of climb has slowed. We have been sticking between 476-480 with McC Mk II and G1 Platinums, depending upon conditions. I mention conditions (e.g., weather),...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-04-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,422
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: changing attitudes towards Catalin

It is curious. I wonder if it relates to exposure to sunlight. I really don't know; yet we have sets in the band with ivory on pipes ranging from 1890s to the 1980s (like mine). None have gone...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-04-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Wrong-footed

Ha, ha! Yep; that happens to me, too, at times (though I want to mutilate the next person who says it's due to age! :grin: ). Of course, that method, as usual as it is, doesn't always work. I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-03-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,422
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: changing attitudes towards Catalin

On the topic of colors, many years ago, in my (perhaps) more naive days, I was in Glasgow and went to enter a pub. There was a sign in the window that said, "No Colours Allowed". I said, "What?...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-02-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,126
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Wrong-footed

Interestingly, when I was working with students on their 2/4 competition tunes (or just band ones), I would have them take off their LEFT shoe to emphasize the strong beat.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-29-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: First Exposure to Piping/Drumming

Good on you, Linz!! :thumb: It's never, ever too late (assuming, I guess, that we still have our fingers!).
Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: First Exposure to Piping/Drumming

Oh, my! Your reference to Calum Kennedy stirred up memories of the records we had. My brothers and I shared a bedroom, and we had a record player in it where we could stack albums at night as we...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-26-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By EquusRacer
First Exposure to Piping/Drumming

I'm curious about at what age you had your first exposure to piping or drumming (obviously, bagpipes and Scottish-style drumming). And what were the circumstances (e.g., Highland games, parade,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,325
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Bagpipe prices c1950

It is interesting to witness, hear, and read about the trajectory of prices. I saw a lot of 1950s and '60s silver and ivory pipes (many Hardie) in our band that were roughly 1/10th of what I paid...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-24-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

I hear that, pancelticpiper. On one of the tests for licensing of professional counselors, the multiple choice questions are asking for "the best" answer, meaning that there are at least two which...
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