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Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-05-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By fifefighter
Re: PC Reed in Dunbar long poly chanter

Gibson, Apps Pro, Hagen and Abbott works fine on Dunbar practice chanters.

Piper of Dunguncreek (http://piper-of-dunguncreek.com/)
Forum: Beer Tent 12-15-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By fifefighter
Looking for a teacher around Hudson Valley of N.Y.

Looking for a teacher around Hudson Valley of N.Y. for a friend that wants to start piping. PM me, thanks.
Forum: Competition Results 10-28-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Richmond Games

Might be the last Grade V game for MacMillan-Birtles PB, Grade lV will be the new home.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-28-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,156
Posted By fifefighter
Re: POLL: What's most important about your bagpipe?

When you have an easy pipe to play, your tone will also be good.
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-28-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,341
Posted By fifefighter
Re: My First Competition

It gets better as you get more competition on your belt. Be prepared for great and some lousy days. Have fun though.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-28-2008, 11:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Effect of cold weather on the piper

When you have developed the stamina, the lips will keep the seal longer, hands as mentioned will get cold, so a hand warmer or a fingerless gloves. You might have a very stiff reed, countrypiper's...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-16-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,141
Posted By fifefighter
Re: The Strike-In

Chris, thanks for the video. Easier to have people read and see the video.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Drone angle with Moose bag

I would agree with Bruce C., either retie or twist the cord and see if the drones stays on your shoulder with closer spacing.

Piper of Dunguncreek (http://piper-of-dunguncreek.com/)
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-07-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,337
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Suggestions for a new 2/4 tune for competitio

Siege of Delhi, the two tunes mentioned are very popular also.

Piper of Dunguncreek (http://piper-of-dunguncreek.com/index.html)
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-07-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,324
Posted By fifefighter
Re: John Cairns - Bagpipe Solutions... What say yo

Great book and CD combo to start, but for the price of a book and CD, the The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book One By The Piping Centre gives you the exercises and tunes that is appropriate for the skill...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-05-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Lessons from Website

Great site. Very informative in the Music sections. The Maintenance Blooper Reel really made my day.

Piper of Dunguncreek (http://piper-of-dunguncreek.com/)
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-24-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,871
Posted By fifefighter
Re: How long did it take you to move from PC to GH

Three months, when the goose was retired.

Piper of Dunguncreek (http://piper-of-dunguncreek.com/)
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-24-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,141
Posted By fifefighter
Re: The Strike-In

Chris Hamilton's strike-in technique is the easiest way of doing it. When he had the video, it was even clearer. Finding the sweet spot on the bag and practicing daily will definitely improve the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-24-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,046
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Possible solution to "annoying your neighbors"

Volunteering to keep a religious center open once a week allows for many hours of practice when no one is visiting. The electrical room of my workplace gets an hour of practice a few times weekly. ...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-30-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Neck and Shoulder pain?

reprosser, try a slightly softer reed over your current one. You might be straining to keep the stronger reed going since you stopped, which makes your body tense. If that does not help, an...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-22-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,962
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Masonic Pipers, a question

Being a DeMolay when I was a lot younger, we always get the do's and don't from a lot of people, we always stuck with tradition and did not let the few rule the majority when it came to ignorance. I...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-17-2008, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Competition Regions

Welcome to the forum. When I started last year in the EUSPBA sanctioned competitions, the quality of competing pipers was excellent. The area that I compete is well attended by pipers who travel...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,150
Posted By fifefighter
Re: ABW vs. Delrin ("plastic") Pipes

If he had begun his tune about 30 seconds sooner he would have got through in good shape.

Would a good MCS helped? That is good to hear a delrin drone played by a world class piper.

Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Cool unusual bagpipe with 3.5 drones!

Very nice Andrew, I might buy one to improve my blowing :roflmao:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-11-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Ross Bag/Proper Stops

Mike, here is the Lyons Inline Drone Valve (http://piper-of-dunguncreek.com/4.html) that JRM mentioned.

I installed it few months...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-08-2008, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,390
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Poor guy wants to learn to play bagpipes.

If you get a great price for the Dunbar Poly pipes, get it, you will be better off from throwing your money on wooden pipes that will not play well. ABW pipes will not be cheap. Check this Dunbar...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-08-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Improve Steady Blowing

One more item you can do, for less than $10 you can make a manometer, instructions from Andrew Lenz's (http://www.bagpipejourney.com/articles/manometer.shtml) site.

I used it without the chanter...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-05-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Which Tutor Book ??

I invested in John Cairns books 1-3 when I started. My teacher teaches with the Highland Bagpipe Tutor One Book by The Piping Centre. I love the exercises with the Cairns book, great melodies on the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-05-2008, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Need a GHBP teacher in northern Va

Call Marsha Bell( marsha@marshabell.com ) in Alexandria. She has students that have started the pipes in 3 months and competeted and getting medals in Grade 4 in 13 months.

If you have more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-18-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By fifefighter
Re: Practice chanter online?

Checkout the Dunbar Standard and Piping Centre Tutor Book One (http://piper-of-dunguncreek.com/index.html) . Great price.
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