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Forum: Music 02-23-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Wearing of the Green setting

Agreed: The tune is a pretty straight-forward AABA song form ( first phrase repeats, second phrase once, then first phrase to end), Not a strophic verse-chorus form.
FWIW there are two setting...
Forum: Music 02-17-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Monthly Composition Feb 2020

duplicate, please delete or disregard
Forum: Music 02-17-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Monthly Composition Feb 2020

Here's this afternoon's workhttps://i.imgur.com/LQoag6A.png?1
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-12-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

One way is to have earned a degree in Music Education and have decades of experience studying and teaching instrumental Music AND piping. :shrug:
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-12-2020, 05:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,491
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Leaving out the gracenotes?

Understood, but then other styles of bagpiping exist with fewer ornaments. to me it's about articulation and expression in an intrument that is toatlly legato and incapable of variations in volume....
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-11-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Shakespeare pipe lesson

I had always believed that "Uillean" comes from the Irish word for elbow: uillin
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,148
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

If I remember correctly, there are different species of ebony, including Macassar ebony from the east Indies, so wouldn't one expect slightly diiferent appearance from the various species?
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-10-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Shakespeare pipe lesson

As Uillean pipes weren't around until over a century after The Bard's demise, I doubt the second. Perhaps the English pipes of the time used sheep hide bags with the wool inside as in Balkan types?
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-10-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,491
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Leaving out the gracenotes?

One could play any bagpipe tune on the piano using only white notes- from Low F up to High G. No problem. The thing is, on piano, you can repeat a note by re-pressing the key and you can emphasize a...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-10-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,491
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Leaving out the gracenotes?

IMHO, Playing bagpipe tunes without embellishments is like singing without consonants:shrug:
That said, which embellishments to use or not to use is largely a matter of taste, and one will fimd the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Poly pipes.... Opinions

I built up my "Backup/Foul Weather" set with ABC poly drones and stocks, a hide bag, an MacCallum extendable blowstick and an older R.G.Hardie chanter I got in trade some years ago. No issues with...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,862
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: How many sets do you own?

1979 Gillanders & McLeod

2019 Ayreshire Bagpipe Co. Poly Drones & stocks, RG Hardie chanter.
Forum: Music 02-08-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Monthly Composition Thread - Jan 2020

Tapadh leat, a Challum.:thumb:
Forum: Music 02-08-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Monthly Composition Thread - Jan 2020

Here's another:https://i.imgur.com/ffPr8wZ.jpg
Forum: Beer Tent 02-06-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Aurora "Scotch Lad" plastic assembly model

The drone stocks are all out of proportion- much too long.
:shrug:
Forum: Music 02-06-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Tune Names?

1. AKA "Mother, You Are Growing Old" (Silver Threads, etc)
2. "Down By The Sally Gardens"
3. "Teddie O'Neill" (this one took a couple of listens, because I'm used to hearing it as a Waltz).:thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-01-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Squeak

Look up reed techniques online- ( Shawn Husk, Chris Apps, for examples) rather than taping the G hole, you can scrape or sand the reed near the mouth end to lower a sharp top hand. You may find the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-30-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Deura Reed Problem

PiperJon, one model of the Deura drone reeds seem to be copies of the original Sheperd synthetic reeds, then there are other a varieties as well- all copies of known-maker reeds.

I have some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-29-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Deura Reed Problem

PioperJon: can you post pictures of those reeds in question?

Maybe they are a total waste of money, maybe not. It could even be that they'rer designed to work with pipes of a different pitch...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,239
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

re: the post about too many drummers: Folks love to bang things, too.
:woot:
Forum: Beer Tent 01-27-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

Just for clarity, let me state that some of the most musical pipers I have ever known are women, and my reaction to Archy J et al has nothing to do with their being female. I've never actually...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,239
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Predictions for the Next Decade

Lower pitched pipees aren't just for folk bands. Some of us get to play with organ, brass and other concert-pitch instruments from time to time. I've played with organ, brass, percussion, organ...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

Here's my take on it- I have yet to see or hear a live clip of any of the three young ladies actually playing. The sound tracks sound very electronic and heavy with instruments not seen in the clips,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-16-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Synthetic reed in BP chanter?

Have you tried making reeds using the instructions in "More Power To Your Elbow"? Jon Swayne makes synthetic reeds for his Lowland and Border pipe chanters, and there bare a few other makers'...
Forum: Music 01-13-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Burnsn Nighty Tunes

Thanks, I play a setting of that tune and one of Ca'The Yowes from Matt Seattle :thumb:
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