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Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-17-2017, 03:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,268
Posted By Gassy
Re: eChanter v3 released

I'm using 6mm brass rod cut down in length. I'll try some leather rivets, but it's likely the dry air down south ;)
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-26-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,268
Posted By Gassy
Re: eChanter v3 released

Mine works but my fingers are typically too dry to get a good response. I can use a hand cream but a tweak of the sensitivity would suit me better if possible with the Arduino.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,690
Posted By Gassy
Re: Tuning to play with an orchestra

Note A=440 is not universal, particularly in Europe, but also in the US. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concert_pitch#Current_concert_pitches
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-16-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Gassy
Re: Tune suggestions for SSP in A and guitar?

Thanks guys, I've got Song for the Smallpipes but no idea how to work out the chords and neither does my guest. I guess I need to spend some time on music theory.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-15-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By Gassy
Tune suggestions for SSP in A and guitar?

Hi, I've got someone staying with me for a few months who is still learning guitar and is reasonably progressed, though not yet capable of playing by ear. We would like to work on a tune that could...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-10-2017, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,076
Posted By Gassy
Re: Burmese Blackwood

The biggest reason to use ABW for GHB is the very high natural oil content, this protects it from the outdoor conditions we usually play in. The density of the wood is also very good of course, but...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-26-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,268
Posted By Gassy
Re: eChanter v3 released

Possibly working as intended, if you look at the gracenote section of code if it can't detect a valid note or gracenote it plays a low G. I've only had a quick look at the code, I could be wrong.
...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-22-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,268
Posted By Gassy
Re: eChanter v3 released

Oh? I only looked at the switch test code which looks for a low, I assumed that applied to the main code. I shall read more!
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-22-2017, 02:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,268
Posted By Gassy
Re: eChanter v3 released

Thanks, that's exactly what I was hoping for. I agree rivets would be better but I have brass rod already and it's less time to cut and deburr it than go shopping - I hope :)

You used 5Mohm...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-21-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,268
Posted By Gassy
Re: eChanter v3 released

Thanks daj, but my question is more that the two plate (and hence 2 wire) capacitor circuit is what is on the echanter site and there was previously discussion that it was needed or you got crackling...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-20-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,268
Posted By Gassy
Re: eChanter v3 released

I thought I might get around to building one of these but I am bit confused as to the best sensors to use? The suggestion that solder blobs are possible leads me to think that must use a single wire...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-08-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,950
Posted By Gassy
Re: Looking for a digital recorder

Rather hard to find the frequency response of the Zoom H1 mics. Can it be calibrated? - what I did find suggests that the drones are going to be considerably attenuated. I'd want whatever they...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 01-08-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,346
Posted By Gassy
Re: Bagpipe Writer Gold for windows 10

Possibly run it on a virtual machine, eg. virtualbox (free), running an older windows. It's not as hard as it sounds if you're remotely PC literate, lots of guides and videos showing how.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-24-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,031
Posted By Gassy
Re: Drone Extenders for Bb - length?

Try some 1/2" or 13mm poly tube commonly used for garden irrigation, adjust diameter with pvc tape, test different lengths for your drones, measure and make something more permanent if you need to.
Forum: Music 10-19-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,546
Posted By Gassy
Re: 1st Tune in this video?

Thanks all, I could not pick up what he was saying, an ear untrained in N.A. accents I guess :grin:
Forum: Music 10-18-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,546
Posted By Gassy
1st Tune in this video?

Can anyone tell me the name of the first tune in this video?
https://youtu.be/yXGAldZ6lqQ?t=43s

And the one at 7:06?

Thanks.:thumb:
Forum: Music 10-06-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By Gassy
Re: Scots Guards books in electronic format?

That's just a flawed argument. They tried arguing the same thing with ebooks
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/12/books-are-back-printed-book-sales-rise-for-first-time-in-four-ye/

What...
Forum: Music 10-06-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By Gassy
Scots Guards books in electronic format?

Does anyone know if there are versions of the Scots Guards music books in a computer music readable format? i.e. for composing type software, BMW,PIO,ABC,EP,MusicXML etc

I've played with the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By Gassy
Re: Australian Championships 2016

Stream was brilliant considering it was done by a team that knew very little about pipe band comps. A pity the APBA could not find someone to act as a liaison officer to help inform viewers better. I...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-02-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,172
Posted By Gassy
Re: Practice tips for memorization

One more tip for beginner learners who aren't yet so good at sight reading music at full playing speed.

Neill's technique works for me, but once you have pretty much learned the music, make sure...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-02-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,552
Posted By Gassy
Re: Help! Gummy smile problems with blowing

Putting your mouthpiece between your teeth may force your mouth more open and thus make it harder to get a seal. Ideally, it should be just in front of your teeth for best seal. However, based on the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-02-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,552
Posted By Gassy
Re: Help! Gummy smile problems with blowing

Yes, I could be clearer Andrew.

If with PC reeds you compared say a Frazer Warnock with a Boyd you'd see a vast difference in blowing pressure needed. It's quite easy for beginners to shut off an...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-30-2016, 12:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,172
Posted By Gassy
Re: Practice tips for memorization

Great tips , especially from Neill. My extra 2 tips
- play with recordings and try to listen to the recording not yourself as you play because you need to sync with others and you can't hear...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-29-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,552
Posted By Gassy
Re: Help! Gummy smile problems with blowing

One thing I'd add is that you should be helping yourself learn to blow the bagpipes by learning to blow the practice chanter correctly. It's easy to learn bad blowing technique because the practice...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-23-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,553
Posted By Gassy
Re: SSP help me choose

Having recently done some extra research on this, the finger spacing is affected by both the length of the bore and the shape of the bore. An A chanter for SSP may indeed have closer finger spacing...
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