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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-14-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Balancing chanter

Silly questions, but:

Are you allowing the reed to warm-up? Reed pitch changes as it warms-up.

Are you tuning with the drones going? Sometimes even with the drones corked, it can be easy to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-14-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,144
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Help in identifying pipes. Maker? Wood?

I completely agree with you.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-13-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Heat threshold for ABW Pipes?

I have played my ABW’s in pretty extreme heat: 110F.

They were fine.

I suspect that the key to success in extreme conditions is to keep the bores oiled as it’ll make them more resistant to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-12-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Oldest Pipe Bands

The Accrington (Lancashire) Pipe Band were founded in 1885 and are still going. I remember as a kid, there’d be a Pipe Band in our town’s annual parade and I wonder if it was this band.
...
Forum: Music 03-09-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Name of tune played at my wedding?

The Soup Dragon was a favourite character of mine. It appeared in the BBC animated short called The Clangers about a group of moon living creatures.

Charlie
Forum: Beer Tent 02-27-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Lee Scottish Industries - problem seller?

That explains things. I did get a refund cos I paid via PayPal.

Given the background, I may change my EBay reviews of their service.

Charlie
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-22-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,308
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Balancing chanter

Also make sure you’re not overblowing high A, which may be easier on easier reeds. Get both A’s as close as possible, then use a little tape to fine-tune high A.

Then work on the rest of the...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-17-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By Green Piper
Lee Scottish Industries - problem seller?

I purchased a copy of the Alastair Gillies MSR cd-rom from this seller on EBay. They’re listed from Washington State.

No communication, no product. I emailed them via EBay for shipping...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-15-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Polished drone bores?

There’s a concept in shamanistic medicine and that was certainly used in medieval medicine called the Doctrine of Signatures.

Basically put, it relates the physical appearance of something to a...
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-13-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Too much tape

Sounds like a combination of too easy a reed and the altitude and dryness of the climate. These often contribute to too high a top hand.

An example is when I try to use MacLellan reeds in my...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-02-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Tying in a new bag

My instructor showed me how to tie in a bag, I certainly am glad that he did.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-01-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Tying in a new bag

Get the skin around the holes good and wet so it’ll stretch rather than tear when you insert the stocks.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-28-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,620
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Third time..crash and burn

To follow up on other postings in this thread........

Don’t give up. Your attitude seems to be one of looking at where your mistakes lie in order to improve.

Competency on the bagpipes takes a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-27-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,620
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Third time..crash and burn

I totally read that wrong. Five months seems incredibly brief, even if these pipers work at it all day every day.

IIRC, muscle memory is one of the more fallible forms of memory.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-27-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,620
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Third time..crash and burn

Possibly lack of experience? There are many who’d not dream of performing for a public engagement without significant piping experience.

While, I cannot comment on your level of skill, technique,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-02-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By Green Piper
Advice Needed - Replacement stocks

Sorry, just re-read your post, you do say “complete set”
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-02-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Advice Needed - Replacement stocks

Only if you did not disclose the replacement parts. People here at least seem pretty good about providing clear descriptions on what is for sale.

Even if you use replacement stocks, you’d likely...
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-27-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Green Piper
Re: APC Presents - the Modern Pibroch Library

I haven’t listened yet, but will add that at one time all the “old” piobaireachds were modern and may have grated against views of the traditional. That has not diminished their value.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-24-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,851
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

I wonder if he used cane or synthetic drone reeds?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-23-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Advice Needed - Replacement stocks

Luckily, none of my vintage stocks on my Robertson’s have cracked. With the exception of the chanter stock, I have swapped out all the others.

A split stock from TrapDri has replaced the blowpipe...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-08-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,698
Posted By Green Piper
Re: An ABW Pipe Chanter Question

When I lived in AZ, I occasionally swabbed my ABW chanter bore with oil. Don’t know if the sound was altered, but it never cracked. Here in more humid, it still dry Colorado, I have never oiled the...
Forum: Music 12-06-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,748
Posted By Green Piper
Exceptional everything

In many ways, I am not surprised that some of the Phillip Glass music has been played on the pipes. I remember when I began to learn GDE’s, my first thought was of the arpeggiator on a Moog and Klaus...
Forum: Music 12-05-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,748
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Exceptional everything

Sorry, but you just don’t get it!

We are allowed opinions AFAIK. No, not everyone will agree with each other. That is OK.

Or have we entered a world in which we’re all just happy-clappy about...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-02-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By Green Piper
Re: On competition

Interesting read. In the US, I suspect that the drive for school musicians to compete is due (maybe in part) to the imbalance between sports and arts.

When funding gets tight, the first programs...
Forum: Music 12-02-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,748
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Exceptional everything

I think what it comes down to is that if we had all gushed lyrical about the music and how good it was, etc., etc., etc., there’d have been no awkwardness.

Unfortunately, some people (not...
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