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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-18-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,499
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Breath size

As I understand it, yes. A full breath and blowing the bag completely full again and then keep going (diaphragm blowing). A quick inhale and then a long blow again.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Morrill Bagpipes?

I got to listen and play a set at the WUSPBA AGM. Great looking with a lot of the natural wood grain patterns on display. They sounded great. I think each set is custom.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Pipe Band Research

That map might have been at Pipe-Band.com or some such. It looks to be shut down but it had a great list and highland games too. There was a thread on this site - I wonder if the owner might still...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-12-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,155
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Health of Pipe Bands? Competitive & Performance Bands

Does it match the aging and interest in the local St. Andrews Society?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-14-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,764
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Why Logan's Tutor

I think the Pipers Dojo also has an approach. I haven't looked at all of it, though.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-03-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Old "paper clip trick" for cane drone reeds

I found it frustrating because it seemed i needed to adjust the clip at the beginning and later in a practice. It needed to stay in the reed, but took some adjustment regularly. Maybe i just didn't...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-30-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,137
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: What PC reeds do you like?

Walsh, Hagen, and Leiken are some that work great for me.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Roddick Drone Reeds Reviews?

It looks like standard or inverted.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-16-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Portable recording hardware and software

The PipeHacker website has a good setup discussion. I don't remember the specifics, but it is all spelled out and the recordings there are good.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Steady pressure and repurposing equipment.

I like the water manometer. They sell one at the Pipers Dojo and it can be used for steadiness training as well as a visual guide for calibration of reeds.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,752
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Boyle's Law and Bag Size

I think big bags were a fad. Seems these days better-fit is more important. So if you don't feel right or comfortable with a big bag, find a better fitting one.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-23-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,048
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Does a new chanter reed need to "break in"?

If you break in a reed, i think it only gets a little easier. So i bet it is best to get a reed fairly close to your comfort level of strength.
After it breaks in, hopefully it is more consistent...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-04-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Can't hear my pipes

If I understand, it sounds like you are doing well. You don't want to be identifiable in the band. So if you can hear yourself, then so can the PM and an audience or judge and you are not blending....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-26-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,766
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Bagpipe Chanter Reeds Issues.

Wild guess - could the tuner have been reading the next note up? Then the tape brought it back to reading a high pitch of the actual note?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-24-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Rubber bands

I think placing a band just above the wrapping can help stabilize a reed that is acting inconsistent. It also makes the low notes sharper (and the whole reed sharper and easier).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-07-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,229
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: David Naill Pipes

Great set of pipes. The only I have ever owned...so I don't have anything to compare against. I have played many different drone reeds and chanters successfully.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-21-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Tuner our tone generator

I think the Murray Professional Bagpipe Tuner has a tone generator that will do a scale and adjust with the LA pitch you set. For pipe chanters.
Forum: Competition Results 05-22-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Albuquerque Breakdown

I believe:
Saturday (QMM):

High Desert 1st
Michael Collins 2nd

Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-19-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Kinnaird reeds stopping (please help)

Only because this isn't on your list, did you try and scoot the bridal a little so more tongue is exposed? Just small amounts at a time and testing until it stops cutting out.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-17-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,277
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Old Better than New?

My buddies have an ongoing conversation about objects. Pipes made by a specific maker vs the reproductions now available. Do you care about the actual process or the "story" about the instrument,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Outside and middle Tenor stocks - difference?

I can't see a difference and I don't think there is supposed to be, but over 20 years there is a difference in how tight the hemp is if I accidentally switch the two.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-05-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Matching Drone Reeds

If the outcome you want is a matching sound in a band, then you might start by listening to drones and what kind of output they are producing. Then see if they need calibration or replacement. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-05-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,867
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: matching reeds/chanters for competition?

Would you say there becomes a time when your gear is holding you back? You have been able to overcome other roadblocks and now it is time to remove other variables that are in your way. If you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-29-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,433
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: How much air do drone reeds "really" leak?

I haven't been convinced that test measures anything that important. I think there are better ways for testing the efficiency of your setup. Calibrating the amount of air a drone reed takes in...
Forum: Your Announcements 03-13-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 343
Posted By Nathaniel
Albuquerque NM Games - May 20-21, 2017

We are ready for a great 2017 Festival in Albuquerque NM, May 20-21, 2017.

Solo piping and band competitions are open and registrations are available
Drumming and Piping workshops with the...
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