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Forum: Competing Pipers 09-01-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,324
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

I've carried, offered and provided music to judges, only for piobaireachd though. On occasion it's been declined leaving me to work out what to do with the sheet if the judge doesn't want it. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-01-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By Bluescottygirl
New Zealand grading

In my continuing studies of grading around the world I found myself looking at New Zealand. I thought the grading here was A-D with a few novice and beginner grades as well as an "Open" grade but...
Forum: Music 12-31-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Raglan Road by SLOT in Tully’s vol 4?

I have all Terrys' books and am looking at Book 4 now, there's no Raglan Road listed there.

Are you trying to find music for the air as he plays it at the start of concerts etc. with the fancy...
Forum: Forum Related 12-14-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: If you see a good price somewhere

I think you did right. If you see a good deal, why not share it?

I shop around when I want to buy something, especially now I live in countries that don't cater to piping supplies. I'd have no...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-05-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,677
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Solo MSR competition, stopping to tune before strathspey

In Amateur competition (UK) it's sometimes two separate events. On those occasions, even if it's the same judge it's acceptable to stop after the march. In my (admittedly quite limited) experience,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Zipper lube

This is a great tip, thanks. I live in a hot country and the lube in a tube that came with my bags gets really runny and tricky to work with. I'm going to check this idea out :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 08-29-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,633
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Scotland April 2019

If you're bringing your pipes, a tune at the MacCrimmon Cairn, Borreraig is a must (if you can find it!).

No trip to Glasgow is complete for any piper without calling into the National Piping...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-09-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Blogs of your experiences?

I keep one, in a folder along with my crit sheets.....in my practice room.

It's not online, it's just for me to look back on and track my progress and I haven't done it for every competition...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-08-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,668
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Pipers dilemma

Which set(s) you part with will ultimately be your own choice and I appreciate how difficult it will be. I firmly believe that good instruments should be played and I'm guilty of having one set doing...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-01-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Never Leave your pipes in the car in high summer.

I used to find those little rubber mouth protectors on the floor around the house and couldn't work out how they were getting there until....

I walked into my practice room one day and found our...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-08-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,758
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: International travel with Technopipes

I've travelled around Asia (but not China) with mine and never had a second look. I always keep it in the cardboard tube it came in with the instructions and a set of headphones in with it. Usually...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-14-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,602
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: How "soundproof" is a home really?

I think a certain amount of privacy can be achieved if you are practicing in a detached home, the sound might carry to the outside world but not in a way that would disturb people or draw too much...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Grade 1 versus Open piping

Over your side of the water "Open" is a very big grade. Once you enter that grade you're usually climbing onto the boards after the best America and Canada have to offer. It would take even the best...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-15-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: L&M Bags: what to do with old ones

I've donated useable bags, moisture control, pipe cases, reeds and all sorts to bands with youngsters. Usually things I've tried and didn't work out or I've collected too many. When the young ones...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-15-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: What is the longest time you have played without stopping?

Due to my current living arrangements I have to book a room elsewhere on the complex where I live. I can only book it for an hour at a time. I plan these session to the last minute to ensure I get...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-12-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,630
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Flying with Pipes

Make sure your case meets the requirements for every airline you will use on your journey, measurements and weight restrictions. Don't exceed any carry on allowances, you will learn to pack light...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-15-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Putting' it out there...

I'm not knowledgable enough on piobaireachd to comment on your performance. I will say, well done getting to the Archie Kenneth and performing. I've played there a couple of times and it's one of my...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-14-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,631
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: When you get tagged again and again on social media

I struggle with trying to find something original to say when the unicycle, flaming pipes etc. land. I can't count how often I've been sent the recent "don't run with pipes..."

That said, it's...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-20-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: September solos in Scotland?

I didn't mention this as the OP asked for Scotland but I'd agree, it's no great hardship to get to Chatsworth. I played Inverness then jumped on an early flight and played Chatsworth the following...
Forum: Music 02-19-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Copyright question

Just to reiterate what others have already said. I've worked at events and used up a fair bit of shoe leather running around getting tune lists from performers (pipe bands). As organisers we filled...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-19-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: September solos in Scotland?

We don't have a D grade in Scotland for Solos, some would say that would be Amateur, that would mean The CLASP...not to be confused with "THE Clasp" :grin:

You might want to take a look at...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-11-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,604
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Hand cream?

Same here, lotion works better than hand cream but it got so bad I had to try and find lotion with a mild scent as I was using so much (but I smelled lovely, if a little overpowering :grin:) I gave...
Forum: Competing Pipers 11-20-2017, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Beginner help - CPA, the CLASP etc

As one of the compiling team for the Guide, I thank you :grin:

There's some great games over your way Mac, some I'd give anything to be able to play at just for the experience, all pro.

Forum: Competing Pipers 11-19-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: Beginner help - CPA, the CLASP etc

Have a look at this, it explains the CLASP grading system. You'll also want to check your eligibility for Amateur status if you think this is the route for you...they'll keep you right. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 11-01-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By Bluescottygirl
Re: McCallum Bagpipes

I've had great customer service from McCallum twice now. Most recently when my bass drone cracked. In less than two weeks they had a new one made, using the nickel from the original and I was good to...
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