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Forum: Piobaireachd 03-23-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,021
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Difference between a Salute, Gathering and a Lament?

I wonder if anyone has done an analysis of ceol mor tunes to determine which type of tune is composed in which of the three pentatonic scale it is composed in. Could be interesting
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-03-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: The BlowHard

quite so, their overall link works but they are not displaying the BlowHard link any longer and a site search yields nothing. Sooo, who else carries it?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-01-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: The BlowHard

I was thinking about getting this little beast, but the Piper's Hut link is dead. Any ideas where I can get one
Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,353
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Your own funeral

Easy choice; Three tunes



1. Lament for Donald of Laggen
2. Lament for Patrick Og MacCrimmon
3. Too Long in this Condition


runner ups
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-12-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,951
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Old Dogs... New Tricks?

Well, folks are starting to call me El Geezar, humpf. I am not playing as much these days, why not? I am just too flipping busy. I thought that when one became a septuagenarian one was supposed to...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-10-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Overthinking the movements

Well what helped me was learning a vocalization for each movement, sort of an individualized canntaireachd. I would then 'sing' the tune out loud firstly as I learned the tune and then 'sang' it in...
Forum: Music 01-18-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Tunes for Scottish Country Dancing

Get this:
Captain John MacLellan:
Bagpipe music for dancing


He give tempo times and is a great book.


RT
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-06-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By Ron Teague
Rocket Reed question

Hi Guys


I have an old 1910 ebony set of Lawries with rocket reeds in them. when I get the tenors in tune they sound like only one tenor is playing they are just that spot on. However rather...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-30-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: APC Presents - the Modern Pibroch Library

Well I have had a listen to them all at least twice. The first thing that I want all to remember is just how hard it is to compose a piobaireachd tune. I have tried it twice and produced two real...
Forum: Music 12-05-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,615
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Exceptional everything

Here is my robust opinion. I think there might be a place on this forum that could be called innovations in piping or Piping Today or something like that. While I do appreciate looking to the past...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,498
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

Just to be obnoxious, well perhaps not, I have read somewhere that older recordings the tempo of tunes were faster because there wasn't a lot of vinyl to accommodate the measured playing of tunes. ...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-04-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Chedari and friends

the Alt piobroch club has this on their web site, cool site.
http://www.altpibroch.com/PrimarySources/081-C1_80-Sutherlands_March-The_Bicker.pdf
http://www.altpibroch.com/ps81/
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-14-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By Ron Teague
Piobaireachd drinking tunes

I have to play for a private club whisky tasting and wanted to play a tune that deals with tippling. I have these tunes but are there others?


1. big Spree
2. little Spree
3. the men went to...
Forum: Piobaireachd 10-14-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,597
Posted By Ron Teague
How many actually use Binneas

Mr. Grumpo, me, drug out his copy of Binneas. Why? I was bored and was woosy after being jet-lagged after a trip to Provence. I got to thinking, always a dangerous thing, about Binneas. I wonder...
Forum: Music 10-13-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: The Mermaid's Jig

You might email Fiona who might have some copies
eyeohs@yahoo.ca (eyeohs@yahoo.ca)
Forum: Music 07-26-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Steps in Learning a New Tune

One more thing and this is important. Music happens on the entry notes and connecting notes for phrases. It is not enough to play a phrase well one has to connect the phrase to other phrases and...
Forum: Music 07-26-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Steps in Learning a New Tune

Here is what my late and lamented teacher Archie Cairns taught me. I am sure he wouldn't mind my passing his wisdom along.


Firstly have some sort of vocalizations for the basic grace note...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-22-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,434
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Ok I am starting to understand. Simply put, no one knows when and where any given Piobaireachd was played 'in the day'. There are some indications that tunes like War or Peace were played prior to...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-20-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,434
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Well all of this discourse on the names of ceol mor tunes is helpful but I still am bewildered where many of these tunes were actually played and who listend to them when they were written. Right...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-19-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,434
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Ok I get, I think, that Ceol Mor could be used to gather folk to get ready for battle and sometimes used to rally the troops. Well and good. But to get back to my question, what about all of the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-19-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,434
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Your response got me thinking, always a bad thing. I wonder if Ceol Mor was ever played during a battle? Perhaps just the Urlar? The Piper's warning to his master seems close. Ok, history buffs, help...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-17-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,434
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

What distinguishes Piobaireachd from other pipe music? For me Ceol Mor pieces are always an invitation to reflection rather a call to action. Listening or playing Piobairechd is essentially an...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,823
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: What is your favorite tune?

OOO that is a tough question! My favorites always shift with my mood for for right now it would have to be, based upon what tunes I am playing,:


1. Lament for Donald of Laggen
2. Beloved...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-31-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Geez

Well I am a mental health professional and no you are not nuts, unless you accept the proposition that all pipers are a bit nuts. I am convinced that reeds have a mind of their own. If you don't...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-29-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,784
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: when to say farewell....

Well, it all depends on what is important for you. If piping alone is sufficient then there are a lot of options such as reel pipes or epipes. If playing with a band is important then you could...
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