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Forum: Beer Tent 01-18-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By piper Q
Re: Burns' Night Tunes

Soldier's Return to march in the Haggis.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-18-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By piper Q
New Piping E-mail News Letter! Just out in 2019

Mail to me via US Postal Service $1.50 US Currency, along with that send me your personal email and I'll send you a one day subscription to my Piping News Letter; The Drunken Sot Thinks He Can Pipe! ...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 01-10-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By piper Q
Overthinking the movements

After a group practice session the other day, I sat with an older student who seems to try to over analyze what he is doing. He knows the basic notes for a few tunes, yet struggles to be fluid in...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-02-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By piper Q
Vicksburg piper request has been filled.

I can not edit or cancel the original post.
However the request for a Piper in Vicksburg MS has been filled.
Thank you.
Forum: Music 01-02-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By piper Q
Re: Music suggestion

Playing indoors depending upon the size and layout of the "church" can be an issue. I was asked to play in a organist's loft that had a low ceiling over looking the floor. As I was there early I...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-01-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By piper Q
Request for a Piper in Vicksburg, MS

Short notice event; I just received the request at 7:30pm (19:30hrs) Central time, 1 Jan 2019.

The Warren County Fire Coordinator (Vicksburg, MS) is looking for a Bagpiper for a Funeral detail,...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By piper Q
Re: A real bitey blower

I've used both Surgical Tubing and Exercise Band Tubing as a protector for the blow pipe. As I have a crown for a front tooth, I have to be careful with the bite. Generally I am gripping the blow...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,988
Posted By piper Q
Re: Pelican cases

A little earlier in this thread, the question was raised about theft of the cases.

There are many ways you can attempt to defeat would be thieves. Pelican Cases as well as rifle cases can be...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-08-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By piper Q
Christmas Music, Pipe Tunes, and silly stuff.

Yes, it is that season again. and we all know the drill, and the music. So rather than asking where and when you're likely to play the equivalents of the Chipmunks' Holiday Song again. I'm more...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-04-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By piper Q
Re: The Pipes of War Epic Film Series

Just did a search on YouTube there seems to be a few teasers and a short video for the Pipes of War. here is another couple of links on one page.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-04-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By piper Q
Re: The Pipes of War Epic Film Series

There is an on line series of articles from Electric Scotland, I've found and I've seen segments of similar videos posted on Facebook. here is a link to the written articles:...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-04-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By piper Q
Re: Canmore Hybrid bags

Currently I am using the red Ross hybrid, and it fine by me. I had a Canmore Goretex bag previously and it felt like it had no substance and I ended up placing an old hide bad over it for the weight...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-14-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,388
Posted By piper Q
Re: When The Battle's Over - 0600

While due to family considerations, I could not make a 06:00 local time tribute.

I did perform at a combined Veterans Day/Remembrance Service here in Mississippi. Father Roberts, a Veteran of the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-14-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,278
Posted By piper Q
Re: Military etiquette?

Of Pipers, Salutes, and Courtesies:

I shall start with a little of my background, retired military 25 years. Retired fire service 25 years.

When we consider pipers in the western tradition, we...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-22-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By piper Q
Scottish Drumming... a needed evil

Drums and drummers are critical to a Pipe and Drum Band. regardless of how polished it may be. One thing I've come across is that the drumming needed for the P&D bands isn't really taught in most...
Forum: Heads Up 10-22-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By piper Q
I'm not lost, just out of place

OK Ladies and Gentlemen, I have a bit of a problem that you are best situated to assist with, and less due to my OK attempts at piping, than a need to familiarize a few people to Scottish Drumming...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-16-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 388
Posted By piper Q
A request and a Busman's Holiday opportunity

I'm not too sure how to begin this thread. First off, my sympathies to all the folks affected by Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle. Donation centers have been set up in my region of...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-29-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By piper Q
Re: Quick march at slow pace?

Timing is everything and nothing? You could try half stepping in a quick march. But I'd suggest just going with an easy slow walk. If you know the tune well it should be ok. Cue in Yackety Saks and...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-17-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By piper Q
Re: Tanning sheep

A method I do not recommend:

To use my fathers favored method first you remove your belt rapidly from your trousers and then start flailing with it upon the child's bum.... Oh not that style of...
Forum: Music 09-17-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By piper Q
Re: When the Battle's O'er - How many verses?

Are you thinking of how we play it on the pipes vs how it is sung? When Played on Pipes the first is repeated then the 2nd part played and repeated. As follows A, A, B, B. Where when sung it is A, B,...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-17-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By piper Q
Re: Audience health issue

I am not a medical Practitioner, and my certifications as a EMT have well expired. Though I do practice Quackery and recommend good whiskey for what ails people.


But here is a layman's take on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By piper Q
Re: Dumb Question: Drones vs. Chanter Reed Strength

Chanter Reeds vary between manufacturers, and also the Bridles can be quiet different. Check your drones out closely if you use Balance Tone as I do the bridles may be starting to tear. Either...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,444
Posted By piper Q
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

One aspect of unsanctioned events is they can be quite often social events.

The ones early on into the season allows the newer band members to get a feel for being in front of crowds. Getting over...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By piper Q
Re: Naval Dining In

If they request the SSB on pipes and refuse to listen to reason; then direct their attention to the NOLA FD efforts before a Saints Game. the video is probably on U-tube somewhere.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-06-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,215
Posted By piper Q
Re: Ear protection recommendations for the band circle

I will just cover commercially available hearing protection, and not custom fitted items. I have familiarity with the following types due to military and fire department service.

A good...
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