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Forum: Beer Tent Today, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Time management as a multi-instrumentalist

What make of Smallpipes do you play?
Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Cutting The Tip Off Reeds

It's not only the reed trimming that makes a High B possible- the technique, called "Pinching" is so eting that used to be common among border pipers- one fingers a low B while very slightly opening...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Chromatic bagpipe chanter

Taping down the C# and F# would not result in a chromatic chanter, but rather a chanter in A minor. A chromatic chanter would be able to play all the semitones G,G#,A,Bb,B, C,C#, D, Eb,E, F, F#, G,...
Forum: Beer Tent Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I was a school band director when I started piping, so maintained school instruments for years, including pads and cork on the woodwinds, I used cork on my hamp joints for many years.The cork,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-27-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Cutting The Tip Off Reeds

I have cut the tips of a few reeds- just the thinnest hair's breadth at a time. I was tweaking the reeds to play a clean, in tune high B. 5 out of 6 worked just fine. :shrug:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-24-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Baritone, ugh!

I don't have a baritone drone on my Lowland pipes, just Aaa. On my Smallpipes, though, I like the baritone in E for tunes in A. For tunes in D, not so much. I made a drone extender, though which can...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-24-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,316
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Catalin Question....

…then again, some absoulutely loathe it.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-24-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 980
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I recently re-hemped both sets of GHB with polyester thread. The only downside was that I used really thin thread, which packed down after a while, needing another layer (no big deal). I use lip...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-22-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Samhain Bagpipes?

I've played for a fair number of Burns' Nights here in the Boston States and have yet to hear anyone recite "Tam O' Shanter".

Address to the Haggis is de rigeur, of course, and usually "Tae a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,124
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: "Phase locking" drones

here's my understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong:
The cycling of the reed is a rssult of the Bernouli principle- the air pssing under the reed tongue is moving faster than the air around...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-15-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

A couple of weeks ago, I played for a funeral in a local cemetery. On returning to my car, I found a note on my windshield : "We loved your playing. Would you please give us your contact information?...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-15-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,029
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

I have only traveled by air for two events- a wedding for my niece in Hilton Head, NC (not a gig, per se) and a Dining In for the Office Of Naval Intelligence in the DC area.
Another of a few...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,029
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

I'm strictly a solo piper-for-hire and limit my engagements to the local Boston area. Even though the online booking services ask for a radiusdiutance, that doesn't make sense here in the Boston...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-13-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

I started at 29, but I had 15 years of playing tuba and a Music degree by then:thumb:
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-07-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Skype/FaceTime/instruction

Thanks, Neil, I've passed that along.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-05-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-04-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Cane SSP Reeds

Have you asked Chris Pinchbeck for reed advice. He's not that far away, and I've always found him very approachable. ( I play a Pinchbeck D SSP chanter with my Kinnear A SSP)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-04-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Favorite SSP Chanter?

With a C chanter, you'd probably want your drones at C and G to have the same harmonic relationship as you'd have with an A chanter and drones at A and E (or AEa). That would probably involve...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-04-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Skype/FaceTime/instruction

I spoke with a lady yesterday, who's looking for online instruction. I've given her a few tips about adjusting reeds, tunic, etc. but she needs more hands- on, (or face to face) instruction to...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-30-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,044
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: First Exposure to Piping/Drumming

My first (remembered, at least) exposure to live pipe band was when I was in High School and our band did a parade in Haverhill, MA in which there was a pipe band. (Clan Sutherland?) Later, when I...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-28-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,316
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Catalin Question....

This time of year I refer to my Catalin- mounted pipes as "Vintage Pumpkin Spice":woot:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-24-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,053
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: The Most Basic Beginner Topic: The Scale

…there's another alternate High A fingeringthat works ( depending on your chanter and reed, of course): o/xxx/xxxo. It's particularly handy if playing High G# and high B
:thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,275
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Wrong-footed

Yes, it's annoying for many. I believe the first two notes of Green Hills should be anacrusis (Pick-ups), but whoever notated that ( and many other ¾ tunes) didnt bother. But then again, as we only...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

My main chanter is my original McLeod chanter which I play in the G&M set it came with. The pipes and chanter is Blackwood. I have a back-up RG Hardie ABW chanter that sings at 466Hz.
My second set...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Drone Bore Mop

I use a shotgun rod for the larger parts of the droness and the stocks, but for the narrower sections, a .30 or .22 caliber rifle rod, with pieces of cut-up T shirt.
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