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Forum: Webmaster & Software 12-03-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By CalumII
Re: Tune composing app

Yes, you can tell it's "memoryless": every note follows the last in a logical way but there's no larger structure. It does produce interesting hooks at time but very few enjoyable pieces that work...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 12-02-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By CalumII
Re: Tune composing app

There hasn't been a huge amount of effort on composing specifically bagpipe music, but there has been some attention in recent years on trad in general, in particular folkrnn.org which can produce...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-01-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By CalumII
Re: Ezeedrone reeds....”saxophoning”

On adjusting bridles, don't look at the bridle itself, look at the vertical gap between the tip of the reed and the reed bed. That's what you want to control, and it's easier than trying to kid...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-30-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By CalumII
Re: Entry-level piping-related careers? Advice requested

Both teaching and gigging have the same problem: they are primarily about people, not piping. Some of my students need a therapist more than they need lessons, and frankly on balance I avoid taking...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-28-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By CalumII
Re: Changing birl style

I'm honestly not clear how your assertion is more reliable than the data I've presented. I make no pretence that any of it has been checked (that said, I am quite certain about two or three of the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-28-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piper in The Crown Season 4

Having had a look at it - thanks Thomas - I have to admit I'm not entirely sure whether the piper on screen is actually a player at all, certainly no Guardsman in any case. The clearly overdubbed...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-28-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By CalumII
Re: Unknown Chanter Reeds

They look like Border chanter reeds - is that plausible? If so, possibly Heriot & Allan?
Forum: Beer Tent 11-27-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piping for Funerals (Highland Version)

Just to be clear, this is specifically about crematoria, which do need to be pretty closely managed due to the need to run to fixed timescales. Often they are built 'back to back' so that they can...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By CalumII
Re: Changing birl style

A few years ago I asked folk to submit entries to this spreadsheet:


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1V_mdUeo7ihL-TZUyHFWWXp0187buvkfINLnhTmhtRVM/edit?usp=sharing


Seven was clearly on...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-27-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piper in The Crown Season 4

I think this is a bit unfair to directors.


Visual media is an art, and like all art it has its codes. When you see a breakfast scene on TV, there's a jug of orange juice on the table. Who does...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By CalumII
Re: Cannings—ezeedrone

Whenever you compare two things you'll prefer one over the other. Whether that difference is meaningful is another question.



In this case, the instrument and the pressure at which it is to...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-27-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piper in The Crown Season 4

PS What's the episode and timestamp?
Forum: Beer Tent 11-27-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 865
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piper in The Crown Season 4

Typically in such a production music will be cleared for copyright in advance. If it hasn't been cleared, you don't play it. The tune would have been agreed in advance with a producer - often with...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-27-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By CalumII
Re: Equipment for video recording?

I've experimented a bit with combining audio and video in post, and I've found it's fairly slick once you have your workflow organised. At the beginning of the video, record yourself clapping once...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-26-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,097
Posted By CalumII
Re: Groped by women when performing?

It's also been reported in today's Times.


I've not had photography, to my knowledge, but I've experienced groping and prosecco-fuelled questioning. While it doesn't bother me personally - as...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-25-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By CalumII
Re: Easy tape trick to help you birl!

Yes, though you're also moving the centre of the hole slightly higher up the chanter, which will counteract the effect of the smaller hole being flatter. I should think it's pretty marginal. But I...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-25-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By CalumII
Re: End of Piping Times and Piping Today.

A great shame, and undoubtedly a loss to future generations. The piping world needs at least one journal of record. Internet news sites are all very well but archiving is haphazard and technology...
Forum: Music 11-25-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,566
Posted By CalumII
Re: The Pipe Music of the Western People

While looking up something unrelated, I discovered that both books mentioned here are listed in Pekaar, and interestingly there is a tune in the "Killasser Ceilidhe" listed as being by Donald MacLeod...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-22-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,054
Posted By CalumII
Re: Is it worth my while to get smallpipes?

A fair bit, yes. That said I would decide on the basis of mouth-blown or bellows blown. (I'm not much of a fan of mouth-blown smallpipes for this and other reasons, but I'm not the one buying them!)
Forum: Music 11-22-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,245
Posted By CalumII
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

That's a pretty typical reaction. The music comes from a culture that has long vanished, and it's impossible now to hear it in the context it was made. It's as strange to our ears as any particular...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-20-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By CalumII
Re: reed making kits

The videos are no longer available, as they were on a premium hosting plan - I've been meaning to ask Shawn if I could grab a copy, but never gotten round to it.


If Shawn doesn't have them still...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-20-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By CalumII
The World Cup of Bagpipe Tune Collections

Twitter users will know that a regular feature of the site is "World Cups" of various categories, such as London Tube stations or sandwiches.



Now it's our turn. I have compiled a shortlist...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-18-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By CalumII
Re: Question on Hardies....

Yes, some Hardies were great instruments. I always keep an eye out for 70s era instruments made for the MOD; I don't know what, if any, spec these were made to but these are often fantastic, steady...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-18-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By CalumII
Re: What are chanters worth?

As far as prices go, I think it's a case of £100 for a wooden tube with holes, £900 to have the holes in the right place. They're expensive, yes, but considering the level of knowledge and...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 11-17-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By CalumII
Re: Left handed student

The trouble with these things is you see the ones that work; you don't see the ones that had to give up the instrument because a crooked wrist led to chronic pain while playing.
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