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Forum: Music 02-25-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: history of tune

Peter MacKenzie Warren was written by a Scottish accordion player named Tom Muirhead, who was associated with the Shotts and Dykehead band. The band started one of their medleys with the tune back in...
Forum: Music 01-22-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Where the Beat Falls on High G Doubling

I've always contended that high A and high G doublings are more properly "throws" than standard doublings like F, E, D, C and B. They are much more like a D throw and I would put the beat at the end...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-26-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,504
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

Tempos continue to adjust downward even in recent decades. In the 1970s-early 80s, top soloists were usually playing competition marches at 70-72 bpm. Today 64-68 is the norm. Strathspeys at that...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-08-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Highland Bagpipe Makers-Vol 2 Jeannie Campbell

Jeannie asked me to let folks here know that I carry both books as well.


https://piping.on.ca/product/more-highland-bagpipe-makers-by-jeannie-campbell/


Jim
Forum: Music 11-04-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Christmas Carols for Bagpipes

Lots of carols mixed in among the hymns here on my pipetunes.ca (https://pipetunes.ca/) site:

Hymns and carols....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-02-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Inverness pipers 1894 pic

I'm pretty sure those are competition medals. That was the fashion in those days.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-02-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,094
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Inverness pipers 1894 pic

Don't want to be accused of cross-posting, but I just posted about my new website in the Industry News below, and realized that a never-before-published picture on my new homepage might be of...
Forum: Industry News 11-02-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 528
Posted By Jim McGillivray
New McGillivray Piping website is up

Hey Folks:

New website is up with an expanded product line. Vintage pipes are still there, as is the archive. Under 'Specials' you'll find other vintage items, including collectible music...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-16-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Sibelius and Universal Piper

Can you be a bit more specific about what Reaper is called? When Google "Reaper" I can about a billion hits, none of which has anything to do with sound.....


Thanks,
Jim
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-15-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Sibelius and Universal Piper

Hey Folks:


I want to use the Sibelius playback more effectively. I use the plugins to put all the technique on the beat, and I've installed Universal Piper to get a better bagpipe sound. But I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-13-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

My school band does a spring concert each year and a couple of times we've done a practice chanter number with half a dozen pipers and it has always gone over very well. A good concert requires...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,731
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

No matter what pitch your practice chanter is at, I vehemently disagree with the idea that we shouldn't worry if it's "not in tune" because it's not a performance instrument. With apologies for any...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,313
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

I think the blame goes on the person responsible for hiring the piper. Not much due diligence here.

JM
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-02-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,452
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: HLI dominating Worlds

I knew Gillies won several with his HLI, but I didn't know Reid did. What yer was that, Roddy?


Jim
Forum: Music 04-14-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By Jim McGillivray
New G. S. McLennan March

Folks frequenting this 'Music' forum might be interested in this article if you haven't already seen it:
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-13-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: David Glen Edinburgh Collection

David Glen was a huge figure, not only as a pipemaker, but as a compiler. Many great players, including John MacDonald of Inverness, considered his piobaireachd collection the most significant...
Forum: Adult Pipers 03-29-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,883
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Trigger finger surgery

I had a bout of trigger finger on my right hand F-you digit a year or so ago. Flared up particularly when I played Northumbrian smallpipes. Cortisone shot took care of that.

About two months ago...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-04-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,138
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pipers in the old days

I saw this one posted above two. I don't recall who the other pipers are, but the man sitting in the chair is Archibald Campbell of Kilberry fame.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-04-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,138
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pipers in the old days

158

This is clearly William Ross, Queen's Piper from the death of Angus Mackay until his own death in 1898. He was a major piping figure, for more than just being Queen Victoria's piper. He was a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-20-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,295
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Synthetic Chanter Reed

It's quite possible that about 400 posts ago in this bizarre thread I might have actually written something pretty similar to that....

JM

PS: Maybe even probable.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,295
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Synthetic Chanter Reed

I'm the reed consultant/distributor for bagpipe reeds for Légère. But there are no bagpipe reeds for sale yet. All initial retail sales and all trade sales and distribution will be done between...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,289
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Old Hendersons, drone suggestions

It took a long time for me to learn this, but as a general rule, when you're not happy with your drones, focus on the bass. There are lots of great reeds out there today, and it's never been easier...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-05-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,295
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Synthetic Chanter Reed

The concept comes obviously from the oboe, though I believe oboe reeds use cork rather than o-rings.

From our end, we also wanted an insertion principle that puts every reed in the exact same...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-02-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Hide key signature in Sibelius 7

Got it, John. Thanks for the tip. Joined, asked, had an answer in 90 minutes.
Jim
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-01-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,295
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Synthetic Chanter Reed

Yes, that's the case.
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