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Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Chanter alignment with synthetic bags....

I haven't. But I play a Gannaway, which has a pretty rigid neck. That's nice...until I want to fold up the pipes. I guess everything had a trade-off.
Forum: Music 01-18-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Funeral procession

You have good tunes picked. However, to your invitation:

Sleep, Dearie, Sleep

I also agree with Dark Isle suggestion.

And my condolences to your loss. So sorry.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-17-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By EquusRacer
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-17-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Critique my playing

I endorse that strongly. I once played with a G2 band; and tunes were handed out and played up tempo. Although these were skilled pipers, I felt that we played too fast. But I hear many lower...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-17-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Drone reeds for easy chanter reed players

What are your thoughts, then, on "tone enhancers"? It's just a question; not necessarily an endorsement.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-17-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Drone reeds for easy chanter reed players

I agree with you. As part of the experience (of adjustment), some have design elements that are extremely fussy (e.g., barely touching them can make big, unwanted changes), while others tolerate...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-17-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Practice Chanter Reed Moisture Help and an Introduction

Perhaps investing in an electronic chanter with headphones. No noise at all. I used to play those on a plane, in a pub, or other places so as not to bother anyone.

As for regulard PCs, plastic...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-16-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Geico commercial with pipes

I don't care! In the context of this, I like anything that promotes interest in bagpipes. We can never predict what sparks interest, especially in young people. But if this does, and we get more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-16-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Drone reeds for easy chanter reed players

I agree. I play a firmer reed than most in our band, and I found that the BalanceTones handled those, as well. However, I'm currently playing Kinnaird Edge, having changed for different reasons. ...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-16-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Critique my playing

I would echo the accurate comments above.

Blowing is a bit unsteady, though not as bad as some I've heard.

As pointed out, slow down. You're also not finishing out your phrases; so everything...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-16-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,118
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

I think that we're encouraged by mostly positive reactions, even compliments. However, we do play a very loud instrument; and, though it seems to be in the minority, it's an obnoxious one to some.
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Forum: Beer Tent 01-14-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Geico commercial with pipes

I'm told that there is another one out with a piping shop that gets squeezed, though I've not seen it.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-13-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,527
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

I believe that most of us hear you, KDB. And keep your case open and your pipes up! I believe that you have the right perspective, and I respect you for working towards goals and understanding what...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,527
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

I generally agree. A good example of that was when Al Cal (Alberta Caledonia) played their Suite in one of their recordings. Brilliant!

Then again, if I again hear a band play "Itchy Fingers",...
Forum: Pipe Bands 01-10-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By EquusRacer
Selecting Band Tunes

While this topic could be in other places (e.g., Music), I'll start it here, for it pertains to those, like P/Ms or others, who pick tunes for the band.

By what criteria do you select tunes for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Bass reeds and tuning

That's interesting. I haven't experienced that, though in certain conditions (e.g., hot and dry outside), all my reeds (and those of band members) will sharpen over time with playing.

Obviously,...
Forum: Music 01-08-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By EquusRacer
Forum: Beer Tent 01-06-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,780
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Fondly remembered gigs?

One of my favorites, which falls into the "it's a small world" category, was more a post-event at an old restaurant and bar in New Jersey. Following the event, a couple of us went into the cozy bar....
Forum: Beer Tent 01-04-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,527
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

Some years ago, Gillies performed at Oregon Pipers Society and did that same thing with a tune (I can't recall which tune). After he performed, a member of our band came up to him and said, "I...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 01-03-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Green Hills of Tyrol earliest setting.

Thanks, Adam, for sharing that, along with your thoughts. I love such histories. It sure is a busy tune! :woot:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-01-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Help with breathing/squeezing technique...

This discussion has come up many times; and an important concept is that of "efficiency". When we talk about "easy", "medium", "hard" and everything in between, what the focus should be is...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 12-31-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Help with breathing/squeezing technique...

Chris C. just triggered another thought through his excellent suggestions regarding drones.

One thing I've noticed in watching other players, especially with bands circled up. And that's who...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-31-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: So this is what the wait feels like... (new pipes)

Congrats, Andrew! What a nice feeling, indeed.

I've only had one set at a time. I started with a basic G & C set I bought new from Terry Lee. I was new and, of course, inexperienced. A few...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-30-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: "Scottish" DNA results for native-born Scots

With blood and tissue antigens/markers, an important question is whether something is a result of subsequent mutation or a question of prevalence.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-29-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,020
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: "Scottish" DNA results for native-born Scots

Quite right, David. We, like probably everyone else here, often experience those who come up to us band members, commenting on enjoying bagpipes, and informing us that, for instance, "My...
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