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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Today, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By CalumII
Re: Losing air at bass drone

I wrote a post explaining more or less what's going on here:


http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1334240&postcount=15
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Today, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By CalumII
Re: Losing air at bass drone

> How then does the tongue react (vis open/close, open/close...)..if mouth blowing the drone reed against a roomful of air or a wide open sandy beach...?



It doesn't make any difference. ...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Today, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By CalumII
Re: good transition practice

Scales are for diagnosis, not development. Once you've identified an issue using some sort of exercise as you've done, make a lit of the individual crossings that are causing you a problem.

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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-19-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By CalumII
Re: Losing air at bass drone

Yes. But that doesn't tell you anything about the reed tongue cycle.
Forum: Music 01-19-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By CalumII
Re: Help Correcting Entry in Pekaar from Bob Worrall's 3rd book

Both there, both listed as by John Morris Rankin, on the same page. Molly's is a 2 parted reel.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-18-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 652
Posted By CalumII
Re: Losing air at bass drone

No, he's correct. The reed is open. Air rushes through: the Bernoulli effect means the pressure above the reed is higher than underneath, so the tongue is pressed onto the reed body and held there...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-14-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By CalumII
Re: Bag Sizing Confusion

A video of you playing would be more helpful than anything else.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-12-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By CalumII
Re: Child's practice chanter or standard?

If he can put his hand flat on a table and comfortably spread his fingers to the required stretch, then he's fine.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 01-11-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By CalumII
Re: Over thinking the movements

It's important to note that the concept of "learning styles" is neurologically bunkum; it's been widely taught but there's no actual evidence that it is true, or that if it is true that it makes a...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-08-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By CalumII
An intriguing mention

This 2014 NYT article is interesting in its own right; but it's the second paragraph that interests me. Had it appeared in a UK newspaper, I would have dismissed it as misinterpretation.


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Forum: Music 01-06-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By CalumII
Re: Hijaz scale, Israeli tunes

Just to avoid any confusion - the hijaz scale is the same as starting on the fifth degree of the harmonic minor. Whether that makes them the same thing is a question I leave to the floor...
Forum: Music 01-06-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By CalumII
Re: Hijaz scale, Israeli tunes

Only two native to the GHB I can think of - Gordon Duncan's The Belly Dancer, and Fraser Fifield's Glen Kabul. Both very effective tunes.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-05-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By CalumII
Re: Recording Bagpipes

In my limited experience (most of my recording work is done with studio techs who don't routinely record pipes) we've generally found that ribbon mics seem to work well with chanters.
Forum: Music 12-30-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By CalumII
Re: Music suggestion

My usual approach is to start playing, play all the 6/8s I can think of twice over (helpful for spinning the time out, but also when you were a bit hazy about the third part of the Trees of North...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-25-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,506
Posted By CalumII
Re: What the Masters are playing

No - it has been some time since items like these were supplied by a fixed contract. Each purchase now goes through an approval process, which includes choosing a supplier, then the decision is made...
Forum: Side / Snare 12-23-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By CalumII
Re: Learning online for noobs

> Music Theory Tutor for Drummers Volume 1: Notation Foundation


One minor thing which they probably don't mention here is that very often dot/cut sequences - say a dotted sixteenth plus a 32nd...
Forum: Music 12-22-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By CalumII
Re: 5 part pibroch o' donald dhu

http://www.ceolsean.net/content/DGlen/Book05/Book05%2032a.pdf


Choose your five...


The five-part Queen's Own setting is surprisingly difficult to find. As fas as I know it's in The Piper's...
Forum: Music 12-21-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By CalumII
Re: An version of Cabar Feidh (the march) from old military LPs

Generally speaking, it's often the case that a "gracenote" is actually longer than the "melody" note. For example, an ACE sequence in a 6/8 march, with a D gracenote on the C, will always have the D...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-20-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By CalumII
Re: Hearing protection

I've got the "Pro" version of the plugs Bob linked; I don't know what the difference is but they are very good, and the price is good.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-20-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By CalumII
Re: Do any museum specimens or other old pipes have a baritone drone?

Interesting. Gave it a quick try; I get a note vaguely around E flat in real money, so maybe the intent was to tune it to a fourth.
Forum: Music 12-19-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By CalumII
Re: An version of Cabar Feidh (the march) from old military LPs

I have to disagree, to be honest - I can hear the high A quite clearly, followed by a flick on the F as normal in both recordings.


For the last part, yes, I agree some at least of the pipers are...
Forum: Side / Snare 12-19-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By CalumII
Re: Can I learn drums at my age?

Yes, of course you can. Don't overdo it: drumming can put a fair amount of stress through your joints, and younger bodies do cope with that better than older ones. Similarly, a side drum is a bit...
Forum: Music 12-16-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By CalumII
Re: Odd/obsolete embellishments

Yes. I always find it mildly amusing when people debate whether or not the "redundant low A" was played or not when his tutor states as clear as day that it was.


It's also interesting to...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-16-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By CalumII
Re: G Major (not G mixolydian) Smallpipe chanter

Write an ABC parser and crawl The Session for suitable tunes :D
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-16-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By CalumII
Re: Scotian Bag

Show me a man who claims to never to have thought of tasting seasoning, and I'll show you a liar :p
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