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Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-15-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By bob864
Re: Best software to display music on a mounted cell phone?

forScore is pretty cool if you have an iOS device.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,127
Posted By bob864
Re: Chanter bias?

I had really bad experiences playing with one make of chanter in a band. They were just terrible. But other people like them a lot. It probably has something to do with a combination of the reeds,...
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-11-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,831
Posted By bob864
Re: Old Dogs... New Tricks?

At the moment my wife is practicing Bolero (on violin) for her next concert. You think it's repetitive? You ought to hear someone practice it....
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-10-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By bob864
Re: Over thinking the movements

And yet many teachers have noticed improved student outcomes when they implement classroom technique based on the theory.

Haven't you ever met some pipers who learned better by listening to a...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-02-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By bob864
Re: Pipe bag for smallpipes

My mouthblown Soutar SSP are tied into a Banatyne bag. If you play highland pipes, the SSP are so easy to play you don't really need MC if you have plastic reeds. The bottle trap doesn't hurt, but I...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-21-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,842
Posted By bob864
Re: Sharpness War

I think our pitch creep is more about the drones than the chanters.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-21-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By bob864
Re: Native American Flute

I played one once. Don't remember much about it.

I looked into buying one once, but it seems that they are considered sacred objects, so an authentic one is hard to come by.

For playing solo...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-16-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By bob864
Re: Replacement reeds for Soutar smallpipe

I might check out the EZ drone reeds. I've been happy with the Soutar reeds, but I'm always looking for something different.

Let me know if you find a chanter reed that works well. I've been...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-11-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By bob864
Re: Replacement reeds for Soutar smallpipe

Sounds like you have a leak. I can probably play a whole tune without adding air.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-05-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By bob864
Re: Recording Bagpipes

I've done a bit of experimenting with recording pipes.

Here's one thing I've discovered. If you're trying to record with a single microphone, then an omni will work the best. The issue with...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-05-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By bob864
Re: Replacement reeds for Soutar smallpipe

I have Soutar smallpipes. I suspect the reeds are made for the bores. When all three are going and in tune they sound nice.

I'm sure you could get replacement reeds from Soutar. Maybe they could...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-31-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By bob864
Re: Bagpipes for wet conditions

It seems like if your drones are inundated with water they're not going to function... Even just condensation will tend to choke out reeds.

If you get a poly McCallum pipe it will come with a...
Forum: Music 12-31-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By bob864
Re: Music suggestion

Funeral service?

To me it would make more sense to play outdoors (or maybe inside the building, but not in the room) as the people are arriving. That way people can stop and listen as much as they...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-31-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By bob864
Re: Torluath Brebach

I think the modern convention is that Taorluath Brebach and Crunluath Brebach always go together.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-23-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By bob864
Re: Hearing protection

The pro version has three filters: 8, 11, and 16 db; the kind I have has two: 11 and 16.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-20-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By bob864
Re: Hearing protection

I have used the ER-15s and they're pretty good. I got a pair of Alpine earplugs and I like them better. They have interchangible filters for different levels of protection, and come in a small...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-19-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By bob864
Re: LOUD Practice Chanter?

I have an old P. Henderson, Glasgow ABW PC that has a standard bore, but at the bottom it flares out (like a trumpet). It seems a little louder but I don't know if it really is or if it's just...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,283
Posted By bob864
Re: Pelican cases

My Dad tells a story about a guy in Vietnam who had cleverly hidden several $100 bills by wrapping them around the tubes in his radio. Someone stole them. My Dad was the officer acting as judge in...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-17-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By bob864
Re: Comparing smallpipes

Interesting. The F to G on-center hole spacing on my Soutar SSP is 16mm. On my Nail PC it's 20mm. I never noticed there was a difference until I measured it just now.

What's the measurement on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-17-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By bob864
Re: LOUD Practice Chanter?

I haven't heard Roddy's PC's, but it seems like all PCs are pretty much the same thing, and the differences are mainly from the reeds. Gibson and Abbot PC reeds are LOUD.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-16-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By bob864
Re: G Major (not G mixolydian) Smallpipe chanter

What drone note do you tune the scale to?

How to you play the high B?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-16-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By bob864
Re: Scotian Bag

Is it a new bag?

When mine got old I put Airtight in it.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-15-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,283
Posted By bob864
Re: Pelican cases

Another option you might want to consider is military surplus stores. The military uses hard cases similar to Pelican (sometimes more durable; sometimes less) for various pieces of equipment. After...
Forum: Music 12-15-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By bob864
Re: Odd/obsolete embellishments

David Glen in particular is highly regarded for his editing skill, so presumably things found in his collections are probably notated how he thought they should go.

I like finding things in the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-14-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By bob864
Re: Comparing smallpipes

If you're looking for a way to practice your fingerwork, then an electronic bagpipe is perfect. I have technopipes and I can play them anywhere, anytime.

In an urban environment I rarely find it...
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