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Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By CalumII
Re: G1 reeds in Shepherd chanter

Shawn, that's interesting - obviously the G1 is a higher pitched beast, but I've found their behaviour to be similar. What sort of differences have you noticed?


On flat Bs, I can't comment...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By CalumII
Re: Chanter pitch and reed question

Very, very broadly speaking I'd say you can just about get a semitone of range out of most chanters with the right reeds, maybe more if you have a skilled reedmaker handy. Say +/- 13-14Hz from the...
Forum: Side / Snare 06-19-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By CalumII
Re: Dumb question about accented rolls

Thanks Tom. I wasn't clear whether the second accent (symbol) was just carrying over from the first one or if it was significant but that's cleared it up.


I will probably be posting again as...
Forum: Side / Snare 06-19-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By CalumII
Dumb question about accented rolls

How do I interpret this notation?



https://i.imgur.com/dp2oYnG.jpg

(If the image isn't working, it's https://imgur.com/a/9CsgIjI )
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By CalumII
Re: G1 reeds in Shepherd chanter

G1 and Shepherd chanters are practically the same thing.


What pitch are you trying to achieve? What is your setup (bag, moisture control, etc)? What is your local climate like?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-19-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By CalumII
Re: need to identify this pc reed

No idea, but it has a distinctly MIME look to it.
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-19-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By CalumII
Re: Transition to the Worlds

What do you use moisture-wise at the moment?


Ideally, you want to budget a couple of days for the pipes to settle and for you to re-pitch once you arrive. But if you're used to a very dry...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-16-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By CalumII
Re: Fitting cane drone reeds

Pitch is just a number, and I think we're at risk of getting a little bit diva about it. Yes it is higher pitched than it used to be, but then the Galicians and Asturians are playing up in C and...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-15-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,503
Posted By CalumII
Re: Repro horseshair sporrrans (Pakistan); worth it or not?

HIstorically there was quite a bit of variety and no real consistency - and it could change in the same pipe band according to whims of the hierarchy.


I suspect in the case of the Black Watch...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-15-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By CalumII
Re: VALVED mouthpiece reviews?

The only integrated mouthpiece I know of is done by MacCallum (not that I know very much, but there you go).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-15-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By CalumII
Re: Hardie Small Pipes

I suspect the chanter is just a practice chanter body, in which case it will be somewhere in the A-Bb region.



Take a reading off the chanter, and if it's balanced then that's your pitch, and...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By CalumII
Re: After Hours C'eilidh

I feel like I'm m'issing something :p
Forum: Music 06-12-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By CalumII
Re: Name for style of pipe music

I think we should be very careful about judging these recordings. Yes, many aren't what we hear today, but many are just as good - they are just *different* and we literally can't hear them properly...
Forum: Music 06-08-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,478
Posted By CalumII
Re: Name for style of pipe music

What we do know is that the technical standard was very high: Joseph MacDonald's manuscript goes into a wealth of detail that would not be repeated in a descriptive work until Rhythmic Fingerwork...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-08-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piper Cuffed and roughed for playing too loud on the Royal mile!

I think you might be very right about that. You don't get lifted for busking in Edinburgh without making quite an effort.
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-08-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By CalumII
Re: Competing without bag cover?

As far as Bill's experience goes, remember it was a generation ago - literally - and he was being judged by an older generation still, many of whom are no longer around.


It was (literally and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-07-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By CalumII
Re: staples

The short answer is that the internal shape of the staple matters. The material doesn't.



However, certain internal shapes are easier to make with copper sheet than with brass tube, and a...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,312
Posted By CalumII
Re: Tired of the same old tunes at massed bands

yon's cheating though - that's the cast of the Tattoo!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-05-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By CalumII
Re: 'Wet' vs 'Dry' blowers - a myth?

I think it's possible to be a bit too clever, sometimes...
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-05-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By CalumII
Re: competing without bag cover?

Any judge that cares isn't worth worrying about.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-04-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By CalumII
Re: Your Experience with Acetyl (Plastic) Highland Bagpipes

I'm not sure experiments with a fridge and a ruler are really sufficient to overturn the established properties of thermal expansion of common engineering plastics, which can be obtained from any...
Forum: Music 06-04-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By CalumII
Re: Tied notes

There are standard rules in Western music for what option to use when, but roughly speaking, the convention is to prefer the smallest number of notes and to use dotted notes instead of ties where...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-03-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By CalumII
Re: Geez

Chanters, like cats, will always land the same way up. Best to attach a small piece of rope and nail it to the wall so it can't go anywhere.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-03-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,493
Posted By CalumII
Re: Your Experience with Acetyl (Plastic) Highland Bagpipes

Delrin, acetal, and polypenco are all the same stuff. Other names...




Polyoxymethylene
Polyacetal
Polyformaldehyde
Celcon
Hostaform
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-30-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,492
Posted By CalumII
Re: World War I Tunes

Have a look at Ceol Sean. There was an edition of Logan's series which was a war memorial special; there was also Grant's The Pipes of War.
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