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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-01-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Re: Unboxing a full set of Galloway uilleann pipes!

Thanks for fixing the link, guys!
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-26-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Unboxing a full set of Galloway uilleann pipes!

Had the rare opportunity to unbox a brand new set of Galloway uilleann pipes on camera! A full set made from ebony and mounted in purpleheart and brass. One of the most visually stunning instruments...
Forum: Pipe Bands 11-04-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Re: Band Management Software

My band uses the BAND app (available for iOS and Android). Allows easy syncing with either Google calendar or iOS/iCloud calendars and has a discussion board.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,594
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

Callum Beaumont appeared to be playing silver P. Henderson Heritage pipes and an Infinity blackwood chanter from the photo I saw...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-01-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Carbony Highland Whistle Review - a whistle with highland bagpipe fingering!

I had the chance this week to play and review a Carbony Highland whistle in A, a carbon fiber whistle that uses highland bagpipe fingering. This thing is pretty cool! Even the high G gracenote works...
Forum: Music 09-17-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Re: New 6/8 March: 1,000 Hours

The last line is the same as line 7 (second line of part 3) FWIW...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Unboxing and review of GlenCoe Black Watch e-Chanter

A new Unboxing video! This time featuring the brand new GlenCoe Black Watch e-chanter, a $150 electronic practice chanter that I only heard of recently. It gets a bit dramatic in the middle, but ends...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-29-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
A new unboxing video of a Daye set of Uilleann Pipes!

Thoughts folks in this sub-forum may be interested in an unboxing video for a set of David Daye uilleann pipes with his famous penny chanter! Many thanks to fellow forum member Peter Bailey Bagpiper...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Re: Valves in Drone Stocks

I think that's a bit of an over-simplification... There are a lot of options out there and they have different purposes and uses.

1. Elastic band valves: These are the most numerous, but my...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Re: Valves in Drone Stocks

Depends on the valves, as there are many on the market and function differently...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,754
Re: Pelican cases

As I shared in the most recent post on these Pelican cases, here is my review on the Pelican 1510 case: https://youtu.be/q4_q2wbT4s0

Spoiler: I think they're great!
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Re: Pelican 1510 Configuration

My review on the Pelican 1510 case: https://youtu.be/q4_q2wbT4s0

Spoilers: I think it's the best overall case available at the moment for bagpipes!
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-05-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Re: Skype lesson fees

$50 Canadian for an hour seems rather low, but I would guess it's market dependent. In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I am not aware of any music instructor (not specifically bagpipes mind you) charging...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-30-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Digital breakdown of "Scotland the Brave"

I've been working on reverse-engineering the the exact length of the gracenotes and such in our embellishments for sometime and think I've cracked the code! In my video here, I take a look at...
Forum: Music Groups 07-28-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,664
Re: Celtic multi-instrumentalists?

Depends on the set/show... Primarily highland pipes, with a bit of whistle and flute at the moment (1 per set or so). A few years ago, I had 1-2 uilleann pipe songs per set and 2-3 whistle/flute...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-24-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Video/exercise sheet for learning Low A, B, grip to C

New technique video! All about the A, B, grip to C sequence that starts so many of our tunes. Also introducing a new digital bagpipe MIDI example to help demonstrate the specific timing of this...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-24-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Re: New video/exercise sheet for learning Heavy D throws

Apologies for the delay in responding; just saw this question today. I used the program Amazing Slow Downer to analyze several tracks from Willie McCallum, Jack Lee, and James McGillivray from their...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-03-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Re: O Canada setting for border pipes/reelpipes

I rather liked the tension the A drones caused against the G melody. I now have some GHB arrangement ideas, but I'll likely wait until next Canada Day for that one!
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-01-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
O Canada setting for border pipes/reelpipes

To honor Canada Day today, I thought I'd put together a setting of "O Canada" for the pipes. In the end, however, the setting I came up with only really works on border pipes and reelpipes, as it has...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-27-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Re: New video/exercise sheet for learning Heavy D throws

Thanks! My reply on YouTube (in case anyone else wanted to join the discussion here): "Well, (in my opinion) every heavy D throw has a crossing noise! My scores sheets generally had positive comments...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-27-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
New video/exercise sheet for learning Heavy D throws

Hello! I wanted to let folks know I have recently made a video with my approach to learning heavy D Throws, and my method is unlike how I have seen others teach this often troublesome embellishment...
Forum: Your Announcements 06-13-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 649
New YouTube from Matt Willis Bagpiper!

Hello! I wanted to let the folks here know that I have been created new YouTube content over the past few months and wanted to share it with the community here. Here are a couple of the video series...
Forum: Music 06-12-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,336
Re: Game of Thrones 4-part arrangement on the highland pipes!

It's built around an F♯ minor chord/arpeggio, with a little sixteenth B between the low A and the C♯ in the ostinato.
Forum: Music 06-12-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,336
Re: Game of Thrones 4-part arrangement on the highland pipes!

No tweaking! Just playing in B-minor. Several inversions of chords and arpeggios to fit within the range of the pipes. But no tape and no accidentals. If you have a particular time code on the video,...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-24-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,245
Re: I hate my bagpipes

Yes, I purchased a set I hated. First non-Pakistani set I owned.

*Every* wooden section warped with two years, including the blowpipe stock (it's only 2 inches and had a noticeable warp!). The...
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