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Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-05-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By David
Re: An experiment in notation

Perhaps in the early instructional phase, some sheets illustrating the actual timing of gracing. But do we not have this in Jim McGillivray's RHYTHMICAL FINGERWORK?

Irregular general theory and...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-17-2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,934
Posted By David
Re: Ku Klux Klan

"Ten days after you buy the farm, what's left could rival a bucket of chum. And that's true for the lot of us."
~Aussie fisherman

"Better to be humble than to be right."
~The Simpleton of...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-30-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,844
Posted By David
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

I am grateful! Many thanks.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 05-01-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By David
Re: An experiment in notation

:thumb:

Any promising, diligent student could benefit by a greater understanding of the real timing of movements. A good teacher will have a sense of how much to pass on to a student at one time,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-15-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,831
Posted By David
Re: How is this piper achieving these notes?

Practice chanters are straight bore, despite many giving the outward appearance of being conical. Pipe chanters being distinctly conical.
Forum: Music 04-01-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By David
Re: Monthly composition thread

[First posting was earlier incorrect file. Please ignore.]
Goats of Llandudno corrected files:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsXzRwtXxFBfmRk54a8o70YvvEPo?e=Mv7qir
https://i.imgur.com/1wIdanI.png
Forum: Music 04-01-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By David
Re: Monthly composition thread

Don't know how Welsh it might sound, but here it is!

Sound file
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsXzRwtXxFBfmRdAR7CR59uu0_JY?e=HyPITm
https://i.imgur.com/5bkGLmU.png
Forum: Music 03-25-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By David
Isolation musical diversions!

Sound file:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsXzRwtXxFBfmDUBpdKLRft0Wzzt?e=X3Wn78
https://i.imgur.com/76mgNPa.png
Enduring the close-down. A tune for my imaginary Highland Pipes & Trinidadian Steel Drum...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,510
Posted By David
Re: Parade cancellations

Bubonic Plague and the Spanish Flu arrived through the back door, and took out walls and rooves when they left. :eek:

Epidemiologists and medical scientists have been professional about their...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-25-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,283
Posted By David
Re: Pipers Dojo Cruise

Lots of travel plans changing, for pipers, and everyone else. We had a large group of Korean Christian pilgrims who spent two weeks going everywhere, and many have tested positive for the virus....
Forum: Music 02-25-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,505
Posted By David
Re: Favorite Composers

GS McLennan ties with Donald MacLeod. And Peter Macleod is on the list just for the march Hugh Kennedy, though he accomplished much more. I learned structure of 19th/20th century pipe tunes from...
Forum: Music 02-21-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By David
Re: Wearing of the Green setting

An upscale setting, more or less taken from an Irish penny whistler, as he accompanied a variety of other instruments. More of a forward driving version. Not a substitute for a slower, more...
Forum: Music 02-16-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By David
Re: Monthly Composition Feb 2020

Tune audio reference: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsXzRwtXxFBfmAVImjnqzX9_pmR8?e=rfTND6
https://i.imgur.com/IBGDcc1.png
Cheers!
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-13-2020, 03:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,030
Posted By David
Re: Leaving out the gracenotes?

Why I would NEVER teach anyone without gracenotes:

The dynamic of hand and wrist movement, the placement of notes, the clarity and vigour of technique so necessary in order to express the melody...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-13-2020, 02:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By David
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

I got some experience with elementary instruction in a band with a more experienced teacher. Invaluable. So I was not just flying solo and making guesses as a new teacher. Since then I have had the...
Forum: Music 02-05-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By David
Re: Monthly Composition Thread - Jan 2020

Audio reference:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsXzRwtXxFBfl24XoNZ-ttMIlad2?e=p8yEtW

https://i.imgur.com/Fwyh67U.png
Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By David
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

Well, there are informative restaurant critics who cannot cook, and great scholars of the opera who cannot sing. Art critics who do not paint or sculpt, and literary experts who do not write novels....
Forum: Music 01-05-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By David
The Australian Fire Fighters - 2/4 March

AUDIO LINK:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsXzRwtXxFBflnPAFSpHc1YtHTyC?e=yvQpjw
https://i.imgur.com/RhbK7nQ.png

Thought this timely. Having lived through a giant forest fire that I could see from my flat...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-29-2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,028
Posted By David
Re: Bagpipes in a silent decline?

Did I read the article? Hmm...

I note the far more wide-spread playing of pipes, well-beyond Scotland, as have others in their comments. The broader issue of decline, if that is the case, is far...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-28-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,028
Posted By David
Re: Bagpipes in a silent decline?

There is a marked dichotomy here, between owner-inflators, and music students (no matter how new and basic). The Montgolfier brothers certainly claimed no MacCrimmon inheritance. A gold medalist once...
Forum: Music 12-16-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By David
Re: Monthly composition thread

Indeed, there is no immediately obvious link to forum option, until you select that "copy link," and click on the three dots, and select the forum or board link. But the hot link can disappear on you.
Forum: Music 12-15-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By David
Re: Monthly composition thread

https://i.imgur.com/aZrnwhK.png
Audio reference:
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsXzRwtXxFBflmFgydy063fcxcRV?e=H7FbX7
Forum: Beer Tent 12-08-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,537
Posted By David
Re: Forum activity levels

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Probably the vast majority do not know who each other is, by given name, as-known-by name, nom de plume, battle name, or funny/neat-once-but-not-anymore name.

I have...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-05-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,537
Posted By David
Re: Forum activity levels

All the time spent at forums! I could have set up my hurdy gurdy, bagpipe, clam shell castanet and ankle bangle quartet by now. And those hot gigs in the Afar Triangle I'm missing, not to mention the...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-05-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,537
Posted By David
Re: Forum activity levels

Give-aways and contests!
Restaurant and pub reviews from Scotland!
Secret lives of the grips and taorluaths!
Kardashians who love pipes!
Birls from H#ll!
Piping judges who should be impeached!...
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