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Forum: Beer Tent 01-16-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,689
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

Still is - their GrIV band got two AGLs at Stone Mountain this past year.

https://competitionmanager.azurewebsites.net/Reports/GroupReport/296?organizationId=2
Forum: Music 01-15-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Re: Did "Scotland the Brave" originate with "O'Donnell Abu"?

Just a personal opinion, but I don't get the sense that either is derivative of the other.

They share some similar structures - chord changes and whatnot - but even from my limited exposure...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-31-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Happy New Year!

I'm a moderately skilled smallpiper and a nascent uilleann piper and couldn't help myself today by banging out this personal arrangement of Auld Lang Syne (https://youtu.be/_NMAZWD0onE) on both...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-23-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Re: Learning Uilleann Pipes

Thanks!



Still have to remind myself every time I pick them up



Yeah, I know. I have a whole new slew of crossing noises to learn how to eliminate. After 5 years of highland piping, I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-20-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Re: Learning Uilleann Pipes

I don't, although I am also aware of what you mention. I'd like to pick up whistles some day, but that's probably an endeavor best saved for a good year or so from now.

Thanks for following!
Forum: Music 12-18-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,217
Re: Lament at funerals

My favorite is Gordon Duncan's The Sleeping Tune but when given the choice by the client I will also often opt for Going Home or Hector the Hero
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-16-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Learning Uilleann Pipes

I've just started learning this wonderful instrument and decided to record the process for posterity and will be uploading videos once or twice a month to my Youtube channel. First episode was just...
Forum: Music 10-14-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Re: Celtic Farewell - Sweeney

Yes, I played it with a school band and used my Bb chanter which I strongly recommend.
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-28-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Re: Do results transfer between PBAs?

Thanks gentlemen, I understand now. Much appreciated
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-26-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Do results transfer between PBAs?

I was recently in Tulsa for the 40th annual ScotFest and competed both with my band and as a soloist. The competition was sanctioned by the MWPBA and the results have been posted...
Forum: Music 09-17-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Re: New 6/8 March: 1,000 Hours

Thanks!

It's not the first thing I've written, but it is the first full tune!

Previous efforts include a Suo Gan arrangement w/harmony (music (http://bit.ly/PeterPiperSuoGan)|audio...
Forum: Music 09-17-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
New 6/8 March: 1,000 Hours

I just hit 1,000 hours of practice after starting piping some 5.5 years ago. I was noodling on the PC and this melody just came out and the end result is 1,000 Hours (http://bit.ly/1000Hours68March),...
Forum: Music 09-04-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

All the references* I pulled show you need a full octave below the first note - given that we don't have a low F, how do you handle this?

* I even tried playing along with Ella...
Forum: Music 09-03-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 700
Jazz standards for GHB?

Hey all,

This weekend I had the great pleasure to join the house band (https://www.facebook.com/PeterBaileyBagpiper/videos/939244639758273/) at a fantastic jazz bar near where I live. We played...
Forum: Music 07-01-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Re: Can anyone identify this tune, please?

Steve,

Thanks for that info - with that I think I found the video you're talking about - or at least a recording of the same march off

https://youtu.be/xlLToRheRJA?t=84
Forum: Music 06-24-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Re: Can anyone identify this tune, please?

Hey Steve,

Where's the recording from? I know this tune and it's one of my favorites but I've never heard a pipe band perform it.

Just curious. Thanks!
Forum: Beer Tent 05-30-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,510
Re: Taps on pipes?

I'll play it if asked but I don't market myself in that way.

So far I've only done so once - a Veterans Day event where I also played a bit of a parade/processional before the ceremony - I'm...
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-10-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Re: Learning to march

Ok - interesting - what's the goal here? Put me off balance?

In terms of the "back and forth" my current practice is

- 4 beats forward
- 4 beats marking time
- 4-6 beats turning
- 2-4 beats...
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-09-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,322
Learning to march

Hey all!

I'll be attending my first solo competition in about 4 weeks time. I feel pretty good with my material but two of the events are marches - 2/4 and 6/8.

I've found that I struggle with...
Forum: Music 04-10-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Re: New Suo Gān arrangement & harmony

Hey - thanks for the nice comments. No, the workshop didn't cover that because it was only 90 minutes and he had to start from the beginning - keys a GHB chanter can play, etc.

However, I do have...
Forum: Music 04-09-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
New Suo Gān arrangement & harmony

Hey pipers!

I took a harmony writing workshop with Stuart Liddell at Winter Storm this year and have been tinkering with various ideas ever since.

Here is my latest effort, my own arrangement...
Forum: Music 01-28-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Re: Where the Beat Falls on High G Doubling

It's worth noting that, to piggy-back on what Jim said, that some tunes have "proper" high G doublings, as is the case in last part of The Little Cascade (at least according to the setting I use)...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Re: Advice for a Beginner Smallpiper?

I started on GHBs and added smallpipes to my arsenal after about 3 years.

SSPs have the same hole configuration as a GHB chanter, so all GHB music will work. So it's not so much that they're "the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Re: Quick march at slow pace?

I think you just deal with it as it comes up. I doubt this is a common enough problem that warrants practice.

I suppose you could always march by alternating one step and the two in-place. That...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-03-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Re: New to forum, introduction.

Welcome!

I see you live in Tulsa - will you be at ScotFest in Broken Arrow later this month?

If you are, stop by our tent and say hi (info in my sig)
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