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Forum: Beer Tent 09-05-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Celtic Arts Winter School

The only negative thing I ever hear is that itís a bit pricy compared to some of the other options out there, but when you look at the instructor lineup I believe itís a great deal and definitely...
Forum: Music 04-19-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,769
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: 6/8 Steamboat from the Nutcracker Ballet

Pip01, the section where it is heard (at least by those of us that hear it :grin: ) is in Act 1, Scene 1, No. 3, "Children's Gallop and Entry of the Parents". To save yourself the effort, although I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-18-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Polypipe makers mark

Dunbarís usually have the name stamped in the cord grove on the drone tops, not sure about the other maker?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-17-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,174
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Controlling nerves

One thing that I found really helped me with getting a bit more comfortable in the circle was making a recording of the band playing at practice and then using that to practice with back at home....
Forum: Music 04-01-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Tune Title?

https://youtu.be/sTfcG8giZZs?t=348

Not sure on the name, but having a link to the video you are referencing will probably get more people to look at it and then someone is likely to know it.
Forum: Ladies' Room 03-22-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Too Large Pipes?

Not sure how suffering for 15 years with a Bagpipe that didnít fit you was much better than having a good instructor? Personally I would rather have someone that has decades of experience help me...
Forum: Ladies' Room 03-22-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,266
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Too Large Pipes?

I'm glad you were able to find someone to help you with this, but I'm surprised it wasn't your instructor (assuming you have an instructor, but if not, now you know another reason why its a good idea...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-21-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Two drone macLellan studio pipes

It sounds like you have an A chanter, not a Bb, if its tuning at 440?

For a chanter with a flat upper hand, you would sink reed in to get low A and high A in tune, then hopefully that will bring...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-14-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,055
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Balancing chanter

If you have to tape your low A, it sounds like you are still trying to hit a number (480 in this case) rather than getting your As balanced. Try to just get them in tune with each other with no tape...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-14-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Tin Whistle to Play With GHB

Unless your guitarist friend is also a piper, there is no need to get a whistle with special fingering like the Elfsong.

As for playing a whistle with the GHB, unless you are going to mic the...
Forum: Reviews 03-11-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Dunbar's Delrin Kitchen Pipes :)

Not really, they are whatever a standard practice chanter is. Iíve managed to get a Dunbar with a Gibson Reed to tune to 440 at one time, but most of the time itís neither 440 or 466 but wandering...
Forum: Reviews 03-08-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Dunbar's Delrin Kitchen Pipes :)

While they are a form of small pipes, they aren't what most people think of when they use that term, and you wouldn't want to take them to a small pipe group to play with the others as the chanter...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 03-06-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: "Fuss Factor" of cold-wind pipes?

So if you just don't feel up to playing the big pipes, are you really going to be up for sitting down and strapping into a set of bellows to play for a while? True, you don't have to deal with the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-04-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Photo: what bands?

It looks like there are four images from the photographer on Adobeís stock image site located here: https://stock.adobe.com/search?serie_id=726851

Here is another picture from the same...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-22-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,055
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Balancing chanter

To start to tune the Chanter, find the spot where the low and high As are in tune with each other. Donít worry about what Hz it is, or any of the other notes, just keep moving the reed until the two...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,368
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Chanter bias?

Sounds like the instructor had a personal investment in selling the xyz chanter to me, and I would fully agree with everyone above that if your happy with your current abc chanter just stick with it....
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-20-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: good transition practice

If your looking for additional exercises, I would highly recommend picking up a copy of Jim McGillivrayís book Rhythmic Fingerwork: Instruction in Technique for the Highland Bagpipe. It has great...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: MacGillivrary Website

Try using this link:

https://piping.on.ca

If you click on the link from Google search, it puts a www. in front and I get a 404 error, but if I go to the link above, it loads just fine.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-16-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,486
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: drones

Easiest way is to do a cutoff and then re-strike in bringing them all back on. Some times you can flick or pop them back on (simple enough to do, but rather hard to describe via typing, but its...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-25-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Microphone recommendation for Chromebook?

I always recommend the Blue Yeti. That being said, I haven't actually used it with a Chromebook, and according to the internet it may or may not be supported depending on which device you have (and...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-22-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,684
Posted By CelticHiker
Feather Bonnet Size

Well, I donít know if this is representative of most, but I just measured the one I have sitting in a box in the closet, and itís about 11 inches from the bottom of the head band to the top of the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-31-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,782
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Thoughts and experiences on-line lessons

I've been taking on-line lessons, via Skype, for about 10 years now, and it has taken me from a beginning piper to placing in grade 1 competitions, so I would say it works.

As previous posters...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-27-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,858
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Is there any bagpipery in Bozeman, MT?

Last I heard, from one of their members, the Great Scots band was no longer functional, but as always, they may come back?

The games in Great Falls and Hamilton are the only ones with piping...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-22-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,858
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Is there any bagpipery in Bozeman, MT?

I've already been in contact with Brad, and gotten him in contact with the PM of the closest band, but for general information here is what is going on in the state as far as piping and pipe bands...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-14-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,854
Posted By CelticHiker
Re: Why am I so nervous

Warpiper,

The nerves thing hits everyone it seems, even the best at the highest levels, so donít feel like you are alone.

Some things that were suggested to me, that seem to have worked, are...
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