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Forum: Beer Tent 01-22-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Favor PC reeds?

My favorite PC reed depends on the time of day that I'm practicing (as someone who lives in an apartment complex). During the day, I belt out whatever tunes/exercises on a Frazer Warnock or Gibson...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-20-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,167
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Fred Morrison Uilleann Pipes

Very exciting! Thanks for the update. Once my job search is over and I am no longer living the humble life of a graduate student, I may have to treat myself to a set of Fred's UP's. Does anyone know...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-18-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Learning Uilleann Pipes

Peter,

I'm looking forward to following along with your journey! I hope to tackle the uilleann pipes one day myself. Alas, it's just not in the cards at the moment working full-time as a student...
Forum: Music 12-15-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,074
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Monthly composition thread

Very exciting! I'm in the thick of final exams at the moment, but I'm very much looking forward to adding my submission later in the week.



Once you've updated an attachment, you can click the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-25-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Memorization techniques?

You may be doing this already, but make sure you understand the construction of the tune (primary, secondary, etc.) and use your knowledge of the tune structure to keep a sort of running checklist in...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Joseph Diodato
What if PM's were like Fletcher from the movie Whiplash?

If you've never seen the film, imagine if Gordon Ramsey were a musician.

For reference: the 'Not my tempo' scene ...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Any Favorite Tunes for All Hallows Eve?

The Haunting? Id also put forth Mist-Covered Mountains of Home and Dark Island. I imagine b minor tunes will generally fit the bills.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Any Favorite Tunes for All Hallows Eve?

I'd say that A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach fits the bill pretty well.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,802
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Listen to this

Same here. The green 'play' button is grayed out, as are the names of each track.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-27-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pipe Teacher in LaFayette, Indiana?

That would be the Indianapolis Gordon 500 Pipers (https://www.500gordonpipers.com/). I suppose the real question then becomes if Paul's students are more interested in a parade or competition band....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-26-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Recommend new drone reeds for McCallum's

I currently use EzeeDrone in my McCallum pipes, but I've also heard great things about the White Mambas.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Can I ship a pipe with ivory mounts to the USA?

I'm fairly certain that the answer is no (although I hope someone more familiar with the pertinent laws can chime in). This article...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Cleaning a zipperless SSP (Canmore) bag?

I have a set of Shepherd smallpipes in A that are an absolute delight. However, I was taking my pipes apart to put in a new drone set, re-hemp the joints, etc., and I realized that this particular...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-24-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pipe Teacher in LaFayette, Indiana?

Paul,

I highly reccomend your students check out the Bloomington Pipers' Society (https://www.facebook.com/bloomingtonpipers/?ref=br_rs) in Bloomington, IN. We've got a great group of pipers at...
Forum: Music 09-03-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

Peter,

This may be on your radar already, but Keith MacDonald's Church Piper series sounds like a good fit for your needs. Perhaps you might check out the Privy Piping book as well.

Cheers,
Joe
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Maverick Practice Chanters

I'm looking to expand my collection of piping items in the future, and I'm particularly interested in the Maverick practice chanters (https://www.maverickglasgow.com/product/titan/). Gorgeous...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,176
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Head shakers

Nope, even your average beginner band or orchestra student is squeaking out a 1 octave (concert pitch) B flat or D major scale after a few weeks of group instruction.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-15-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By Joseph Diodato
EzeeDrone vs Shepherd SSP Drone Reeds

I'll be looking to replace my Shepherd SSP drone reeds in the near future. I currently have the EzeeDrone Shepherd SSP reeds, but I'd love to hear perspectives from folks that have tried both the...
Forum: Side / Snare 08-12-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Practice Drum Pad Recommendation

I've dabbled in a bit of pipe band drumming and I absolutely love the Offworld pads. The pad is a bit louder, but very articulate. You also might look into a softer pad as well so that your son can...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-31-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First set of pipes ordered!

Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement! The pipe major of this particular band is aware that I intend to join their pipe corps once I'm up to snuff. The band practices quite a bit aways...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-30-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First set of pipes ordered!

Many thanks, pip!

And same to you, OHpiper. I have my eye on joining a pipe band as well in the near future -- just have to get through this next transition! It's quite exciting to look forward to...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-27-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First set of pipes ordered!

super and Andrew,

Many thanks! It certainly does feel like Christmas. I even managed to show a little alma mater pride by coordinating my bag, bag trim, and cord colors. Otherwise I would have...
Forum: Music Groups 07-26-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,165
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Celtic multi-instrumentalists?

Folks that play pipes in a band --

Do you play any additional instruments with the band such as whistle, flute, or different flavors of piping? If so, how would you say your repertoire is divided...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-26-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By Joseph Diodato
First set of pipes ordered!

I ordered my first set of pipes a few hours ago (after receiving the thumbs up from my instructor of course!), a beautiful McCallum AB2 Deluxe set...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,313
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pipetunes.ca question

Roger,

Are you receiving a ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR message? Can you copy and paste exactly what you're seeing or a screenshot? In the meantime, clearing your cookies might be helpful. A quick...
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