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Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: West Fife Schools Pipe Band needs a Piping tutor

Brian Lamond, maybe? He is based in Fife, has experience teaching in schools, is a superb piper and a great teacher. The College of Piping would help you get in touch I am sure.
Forum: Adult Pipers 10-23-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,428
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Thread for late-comers to piping?

As my sax teacher says, about taking up trombone a couple of years ago in at least his mid 70s, if the the little kids can do it, it can't be that hard... He now plays trombone parts in gigs in a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: MacPherson/Sinclair pipes in the '70s

I know that for a while Sinclair used maple, with some kind of imitation horn mounts. You could ask him, he would know.
I would love to hear such a set and see some pictures.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: From bagpipes to another instrument?

I have been playing the pipes several years, recently took up tenor sax, more specifically jazz tenor. While I have had to completely relearn embouchure, I would say the learning process has not been...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: End of an Era

I also just remembered - there was a very famous piper who also played piano, and took some years out of piping to play piano (2 or 5 years, I cannot remember). He came back to piping after and...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,096
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: End of an Era

One of my friends in a prior pipe band I was in once observed that the band members that took it most seriously - every practice, every weekend gig, drinking, etc were also the ones that had broken...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-31-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Information about Jorj Botuha's pipes?

I think a friend of mine plays a set by RenÚ Francois (sorry, no "cÚdille" key on my keyboard). Sounds nice.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,708
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: How Sherlock Holmes detects the piper

walking with left arm folded. I frequently do it on my way to the printer.
Forum: Adult Pipers 07-27-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,454
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Enlarged lungs and piping

By that, you mean those phrases of 16 beats with one breath my sax teacher has me practising? :grin:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-20-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Post Stroke Bagpiping

There are some doctors out there who specialise in the damage done by music instruments. It might be worth engaging in correspondence with one just to understand the matter better while still...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-19-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Post Stroke Bagpiping

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Interestingly, the increase in BP was greater for high notes for woodwind players and low notes for brass players. I do not know if low notes are more difficult to play on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-14-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,977
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Electronic Pipes

I forgot to mention that I even used to walk to work playing it, rain or shine. If it rained heavily, yeah, some problems with contacts, but if I remember rightly it is possible to adjust...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-14-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,977
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Electronic Pipes

Personally I like my Fagerstrom. Bought second-hand (I had a garage sale to be able to fund the purchase), full electronic bagpipe version. I take it everywhere because it fits in anything. For me...
Forum: Adult Pipers 07-04-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Back ache from piping

I think so Leong. Though to be honest I have long quit the backpack as a result..
Forum: Adult Pipers 07-02-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: back ache

My doctor prescribed me paracetamol and ibuprofen, at their maximum dose.

I started getting back pain for the first time ever quite recently - bad enough to wake up one morning in the middle of a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Unique Bagpipe Positioning

hand disabled sax players can get customized horns - very uplifting if you ask me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_PYrO0PhiA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0jHnXxiHNE...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-29-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Travelling to Scotland

Something else I just remembered which could prove useful.

When I was once at Edinburgh airport, at a new coffee shop waiting for my flight, the owner saw me playing my Fagerstrom and asked what...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-29-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Travelling to Scotland

I agree with taking out as much cash as you can carry from the ATM. However, if I remember rightly, some British ATMs also charge for the provider of the ATM.

Another possibility is simply to take...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-22-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,245
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Any pipers out there who also play sax?

I thought I would post this here so I don't start more sax related threads.
I was busy browsing the site of Legere reeds, a Canadian maker of synthetic ĺreeds for woodwinds (I play one of theirs on...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-22-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,008
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Charity pipes

Did your students find a set? There is another one just came up on goodwill.com
Forum: Beer Tent 06-19-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,850
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Pipe Band Vests/Waistcoats? Like Sandy St. James'?

I think that a band with anything ohter than black or navy blue stands out, not a bad thing. I would love a burgundy uniform instead of black. I just don't get why we can't get affordable, reasonably...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Small or Medium Pipe Bag

I would agree with trying-out bags - perhaps some BD forumites in your area can help.

One of our band members plays a particularly narrow Ross (Livingstone special I think), with the drones...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,008
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Charity pipes

that is what I thought at first. but looking at the drones themselves, well, they do look a lot like my 90s hardies - the broad combing and bead on the ferrules were what caught my attention. But...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,008
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Charity pipes

practice pipes on the shopgoodwill site:
https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Practice-Bagpipes-Designed-And-Made-In-Scotland-40347653.html

Not highland pipes, but might get them used to using a...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,008
Posted By SweetDrones
Re: Charity pipes

I realize it might help if I post the link:
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/msg/6159685086.html
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/msd/6145822995.html
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