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Forum: Beer Tent 02-02-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Practice Chanter Sole

About 49mm on a long practice chanter.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-28-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,402
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Third time..crash and burn

You might consider contacting the North Coast Pipe Band (https://www.ncpb.org/), or The College of Wooster Pipe Band, or Jon Maffet at The Piper's Hut (in Pickerington, which I know isn't very...
Forum: Music 01-21-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Where the Beat Falls on High G Doubling

The beat is at the start of the first high g.
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-09-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,242
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

Pure gold. Thanks for doing this.
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-02-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,757
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: What does the EUSPBA do?

Right now, one thing a competition affords us, as pipers, is an educated and appreciative audience. I would say that, as an entire community of performing artists, we pipers have generally have...
Forum: Music 10-14-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: help with finding music

You can find references to these in Pekaar's tune index:
...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-03-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,670
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

I don't want to name names, as I think that would be tantamount to volunteering to help organize the event next year, but... if judges' tables are on the edge of a road, and competitors...
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-28-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Judges and Manuscripts

I agree with your post, except I’d strike the “un”. I think we’re all looking for a musical performance to occur, and it’s only the player who has the opportunity to bring the music out of the score....
Forum: Piobaireachd 08-28-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Judges and Manuscripts

I think it’s asking too much of a judge to know every setting of every piobaireachd ever composed, but I think we also don’t want to be limited, as competitors, in what tunes and settings we play....
Forum: Beer Tent 08-04-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Drone reeds for vintage pipes

Eezedrone tenors and Henderson carbon fiber bass.
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-28-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,616
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

If anyone wants to hear "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", a.k.a. "The Star's Salute", a.k.a. "Cumha Shinichi Suzuki", here it is: https://youtu.be/Zh96vfM8LCQ . I apologize in advance for the memory...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-15-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,616
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Wonderful! I love that title.



As mentioned in The Voice article, Mozart composed twelve variations of Twinkle, Twinkle, although he knew the melody by another name. Zwölf Variationen in C über...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-14-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,616
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

That was the Spring 2018 issue of The Voice, available on the EUSPBA website. I *almost* put that in for competition last month, but chickened out at the last minute.
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-13-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Tunes other than Kilberry and Piob. Society

Since you're in Philly, I assume you'll be competing in the EUSPBA. My experience in EUSPBA competitions has been that judges are quite happy to hear something new, either new to them or new as in...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-13-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,616
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Definitely not -- assuming that we define "piobaireachd" to include The Pretty Dirk and The Old Woman's Lullaby, to name two very short tunes that seem pretty universally to be considered...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-26-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Drone spacing for kids

I would space them pretty close together, 5-6 inches. Also, if the lowest bass projecting mount is large, it can be very uncomfortable for some kids -- you might consider removing it (if feasible) or...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-11-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: And now for something completely different

Lovely. There's a harp recording of "Lament for the Harp Key" on the Allison Kinnaird and Christine Primrose album "The Quiet Tradition" that I've found very informative, as well as just worth...
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-05-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,041
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: competing without bag cover?

The latest version of the EUSPBA rules contains zero mentions of the term "cover" and zero mentions of the term "bag " (the word bag followed by a space). So it looks like you're in the clear -- as...
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-21-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,112
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Your first time competing

Nice article. Since you were too humble to mention it, I'll point out that your 1st in piobaireachd was a 1st out of 10. :)
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-29-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,441
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Tunes with Taorluath A Mach

The Desperate Battle, ... oops, the tunes off the top of my head are already listed, sorry.
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-28-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: MacGregor's Salute, The Red Hand in the MacDonald's Arms

That question is the tip of a very interesting iceberg. A good place to look for answers is http://www.altpibroch.com/. Look for stuff on crahanins -- I can't find it at the moment, but perhaps David...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-15-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 752
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Mac-1 chanter from MacLellan

I have both a Shepherd Mk 3 and a MacLellan solo chanter. Both sound good. The hole spacing on the MacLellan is a bit closer together than the Shepherd. If you find the Shepherd fits your hands well,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-08-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Canmore tape seal, putty

I think you're looking for self-fusing silicone tape. Here's one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HWROLIG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-07-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Best drone reed starting again

In my plastic Dunbars, I use Eezedrone tenors and a Balance Tone bass.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-28-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Large mouthpiece protector

I use silicone tubing from FreshWaterSystems.com. Specifically:

Silcon Silicone Tubing 3/8 ID x 1/2 OD x 1' - 25 foot roll
Part # 280-0608:25FT

This fits fine on Airstream and MacLellan...
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