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Forum: In Memoriam 11-07-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 437
Sticky: Bob Dunsire
Views: 131,962
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Bob Dunsire

Bob will be missed. My condolences to his family. I count myself lucky to have known him.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 08-11-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 911
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Terrorists

Correction! I purchased a SKB case from http://www.cases4less.com/ not a Storm Case. The SKB model is 3I-2011-7B-C.

Sorry for any confusion.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 08-11-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 911
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Terrorists

The Storm Case is great! I purchased one from http://www.cases4less.com/. (http://www.cases4less.com/) It will not fit under a seat (mute point now), but can be locked. I also made foam cutsouts...
Forum: Music 08-07-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By Neil Black
Re: The Green Monster


This may be the one:

'Afternoon at the Green Monster' A hornpipe by 14 year-old Micah Babinski of Seattle. 8/19/2003

He represents one end of the spectrum of Jori Chisholm's...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 07-05-2006, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By Neil Black
Bagpipe Music Writer Gold Tutorial

I have read a number of comments about the long "learning curve" for BMWG. When you buy the product (and most piping stores, (e.g. Tartan Town (BC) or TartanThistle (US Washington state)), sell it...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 07-05-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Neil Black
Re: BMWGold and Adobe Acrobat

I used BMWG and Adobe Framemaker to create a music book for the Mastery of Scottish Arts Winter School last year. You will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat too. I initially had the same problem but here...
Forum: Competition Results 06-24-2006, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Neil Black
Re: British Championships?

Here is a link to the results:


Forum: Your Announcements 06-15-2006, 09:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By Neil Black
Downloadable Tune Lessons

Jori Chisholm, full-time piping instructor and world class musician, is now offering downloadable tune lessons. Each lesson consists of an audio recording of the tune, audio instructional lesson,...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-03-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Nether Lorn Canntaireachd

I just purchased a copy of "Is It Supposed To Sound Like That?" and the accompanying flash cards and was suprised to find a nice summary of canntaireachd in the workbook and on the flash cards. You...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-03-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Piobaireachd background stories

You might want to look at William Donaldson's books and series in Piper & Drummer Magazine. Another source would be Coel Sean's CDs.


Forum: Webmaster & Software 01-04-2006, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Lilypond music notation


I admire the work you have done with Lilypond but you really should remove all of the copywrited music from your web site. Unless you have permission from Neil Dicke, Mark Saul, then...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-14-2005, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Neil Black
Re: bagpipe music writer

I had the same problem (no floppy drive) when I wanted to install my copy on my laptop PC. I copied each 3.5" to a separate file on a CD then just started the file for disk 1 on the laptop. Further,...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 08-26-2005, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 885
Posted By Neil Black
Re: BMW vs PiobMaster

You might also consider Electric Pipes. I did a quick check of costs and I found:
BMW Gold $ 99 (USD)
Piobmaster 2.3 $ 97 (USD)
Electric Pipes $105 (USD)
These were retail and did...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 08-02-2005, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Caldwell Reeds in Gibson Poly Chanter

I have had great success with Gibson practice chanter reeds in both the poly and blackwood practice chanters.

As a relatively new player I have tried Warnock, Warnock broad, Caldwell reeds. I...
Forum: Music Archive 08-01-2005, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Gavin Stoddart

Gavin Stoddart was and instructor at the MSA Winter School and performed at the MSA concert this past January.

Comments from students, fellow faculty, and concert attendees was uniform: Gavin is...
Forum: Adult Pipers 05-25-2005, 09:00 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 27,853
Posted By Neil Black
Re: What is an Adult Beginner's Actual Potential?

Why take up the pipes as an adult? When, at 59 I decided to make an effort to learn to play this wonderful instrument, I felt that I had no real musical talent, was probably too old, did not have...
Forum: Competition Results 05-25-2005, 08:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,820
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Just say No to Clan and Scum

I enjoy listening to the professional Piobaireach pipers at the Highland Games in the Northwest. One year at the Skagit valley games, the platform was next to the athletic competition area. When...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-11-2005, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Neil Black
William Donaldson's "Pipers"

Bob's bagpipe web directory gets a nice mention in this great book. While I am not qualified to review it I find it quite interesting and informative. I am sure many shops have or will have it...
Forum: Music Archive 03-02-2005, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Upside Down at Eden Court???

You might email Gordon Duncan, the author, and find out what his plans are for publication and if the tune is available. Good Luck
Forum: Webmaster & Software 01-25-2005, 01:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 320
Posted By Neil Black
PiobMaster 2.3

Just received a copy, and installed it on a XP PC.

My question: Is there any way to run the program with using the CD? In my case it is just one more thing to lose or forget.
Forum: Reviews 01-19-2005, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 543
Posted By Neil Black
Masters of Scottish Arts Vol. 2 Live at Benaroya Hall

CD produced by Neil Hubbard and Jori Chisholm. Mixed by Mathew Gepart at Sage Arts Studio. Mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain. 74:07 playing time.

This is one of best CDs I have ever heard....
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 01-19-2005, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Mastery of Scottish Arts School - Anyone going?

I'll be there! There are a few piping registrations open (6). The CD from last year's MSA Concert is one of the best I have ever heard. Chisholm and Hubbard produced it. The engineering is...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 01-10-2005, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Neil Black
Re: Gibson Bagpipes on "Made in America"

For those on the west coast with Dish-TV, it will be shown at both 6 and 9 PM, channel 215 (travel channel).
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 12-13-2004, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Neil Black
Re: sgian dubh

You might consider Scottish Sword & Shield. The occasionaly have very nice sgian dubhs.

Their web site: http://www.scottishsword.com/
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 11-04-2004, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By Neil Black
Re: HAM Pipers...


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