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Forum: Music 05-30-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,653
Posted By mytachem
Re: Inveraray medley - Skye

Fred Morrison is also an instructor at tha Winter School. You might contact him to find out how you could get a copy of the tune.
Forum: Music 05-30-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,653
Posted By mytachem
Re: Inveraray medley - Skye

A handwritten copy of the jig was given by Fred to students attending the Celtic Arts Winter School in Seabeck, WA. I assume it was written to honor the director of the Celtic Arts Foundation and...
Forum: Music 07-21-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,618
Posted By mytachem
Re: mrs lily christie gracenote

The version of Mrs. Lily Christie that is in the Edcath Book (and on Pipetunes) is the way that Donald taught it to all his students with the hi A grace note on the E. The SG III has that grace note...
Forum: Music 05-16-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By mytachem
Re: High Winds and High Waves

The piper pictured is Peter Kapp who lives in the Boonville area of Northern California. He has a web page, so you could contact him through that page.
Forum: Music 04-09-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,176
Posted By mytachem
Re: Bagpipe as accompanist

Last month three of us pipers played with a rock band in the AC/DC song "it's a Long Way to the Top...If You want to Rock and Roll". It was strictly a back up role... Counter melody/harmony to what...
Forum: Music 12-02-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,871
Posted By mytachem
Re: 10th HLI Crossing the Rhine Question

The Edcath version and the Scots Guard version are misprints. On the printed version (dated 1/13/90) that DSR gave to his piping students, he corrected those two notes.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-10-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,146
Posted By mytachem
Re: 'Never Miss a Gracenote' School of Piping

Those who ascribe to the idea that the ornamentation in pipe music is “ sacred” should consider the following:
Different published versions of the same tune often vary in where and which...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-18-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,901
Posted By mytachem
Re: Old, vintage (?) Mc Pherson (sic?) pipes?

I play a set of H. McPherson silver and ivory pipes that were made in 1966 for Donald Shaw Ramsay's son-in-law. I purchased them from DSR in the mid 90's. According to Donald, the drones were turned...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-25-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,159
Posted By mytachem
Re: Pipes as carry-on luggage

New airline regulations:

US aviation bill helps musicians
New legislation creates national policy for instruments on planes

Musicians in the US have cause for celebration after Congress...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,683
Posted By mytachem
Re: Northwest Bagpipes -- thoughts?

I bought new Strathmore pipes from NW Bagpipes. They were a second set to use for band and to take on a band trip to Puerto Vallarta (I didn't want to jump through the CITES hoop). Michael ordered...
Forum: Music 05-14-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,521
Posted By mytachem
Re: Miss Lillie Chlristie

The correct title as listed in Edcath II is "Mrs. Lily Christie". According to DSR, he wrote the tune to honor the instructor of a local youth pipe band. However, Mr. Christie requested that the tune...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-25-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,766
Posted By mytachem
Re: Pipes in combat zones

Donald Shaw Ramsay who was PM of the 10th HLI in WW II spoke of piping on long marches. He said the pipers had 3 sets of drone reeds, one in the pipes and a set stuck in the top of each hose. Every...
Forum: Reviews 02-25-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,335
Posted By mytachem
Re: Bannatyne Canister Moisture Control System

I didn't tape the cups to the drone stocks. There was no way I could do that short of dismantling the stocks from the bag. After two days of sweat and swearing, I finally got the cups "locked" into...
Forum: Reviews 02-24-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,335
Posted By mytachem
Re: Bannatyne Canister Moisture Control System

Duct tape was what I tried second before the plastic ties. It didn't do the job either.
Forum: Reviews 02-23-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,335
Posted By mytachem
Re: Bannatyne Canister Moisture Control System

For a number of years I have used a Ross system in my primary pipes with no problem.
This past fall I purchased another set of pipes for travel, and I opted to try the Bannatyne Canister system,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-09-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,037
Posted By mytachem
Re: More on wet blowers

As an exercise physiologist and piper, the concept of wet blower/dry blower has always puzzled me. The respiratory system is a very efficient heating and humidifying structure. Inspired air is...
Forum: Music 11-11-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,738
Posted By mytachem
Re: Pachelbel's Canon in D

Several years I found the sheet music for 4 pipers somewhere on the web and I printed it off. Since then I have recorded it using Bazpipes on Garage Band (Mac) just to hear what it sounds like (and...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-25-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,992
Posted By mytachem
Re: The most difficult instrument

Making a "noise" on a musical instrument is NOT the criterion for determining how difficult the instrument is to master. Bagpipes have unique challenges, but also they are simpler in many ways: 9...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 11-15-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,620
Posted By mytachem
Re: Music writing softwae for Mac ??

I use Lime... the version for the Mac. There is a very generous trial period, and after the free trial period, the cost is $65. The pipe ornamentation can be done with the grace noting option in the...
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-13-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,596
Posted By mytachem
Re: Fitness question

As an exercise physiologist I’ll give my 2 cents on the topic: Generally speaking, piping is an aerobic exercise just like reading a book or sweeping the floor. That is, the cardiovascular (CV)...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 09-08-2008, 02:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 21,759
Posted By mytachem
Re: Sinclair History

I own MacPherson pipes made in 1962. In 1994 I purchased them from Donald Shaw Ramsay who was selling them for his son-in-law, Bob Hankins. These pipes had been made for Bob during one of DSR’s...
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