Welcome to
the forums at bobdunsire.com
bobdunsire.com forums bobdunsire.com forums
You can reset your password by going here. Be sure to try your current email and any email addresses you may have had in the past.
Otherwise please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the forums. In order to help you, please provide the following info: Your Display Name from the old forum and any possible email addresses you would have used before. Without that info we cannot locate your account.


Go Back   Bob Dunsire Bagpipe Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Platinum Sponsors
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.07 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Heatherbelle
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-15-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

I wonder what the comments would have been?
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-15-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Yes I like that. Just to clarify, my 'teasing out' was about my subject matter, which is the inspiration for my distilling down to the simplest form in the music - my wool is the outside situation...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-14-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

I wonder if piobaireachd music SAYS something about something. What do 2/4 Marches say? Are they more to provide a beat for dancing or marching to or do they describe anything, comment on anything, -...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-13-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

I like that quote. And perhaps that's a near as one can get.......
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-12-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 752
Posted By Heatherbelle
When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Pondering the above question, I'd be interested in what people think. Does it have to be a Theme and Variations format? Does it have to include Taorluaths, Crunluaths etc.? Presumably there has to be...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-15-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: And now for something completely different

Very refreshing and it sits so naturally on the harp don't you think? I'm reminded that when learning one instrument there's great value in studying something else to bring fresh perspective.
Forum: Music 05-28-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: How many variations of the tune, Hector the Hero?

Interesting to see that. Pretty sure he means a C#in the first beat of bar 18 left hand piano part. Great to see his writing and notes. :thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,712
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Investing in an old set

Can't read the article without joining something, but no matter the cost or who makes from it, it's worth it to find two missing grandfathers and six great grandparents, pipers or not. LOL!! Anyway,...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,712
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Investing in an old set

Isn't the DNA testing great! I'm hoping my newfound ancestors found through the testing, might number a few pipers! My poor old vintage pipes are lying in a box unplayed. It would be great to find...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-21-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: PS digital books

That's frustrating on at least four counts. When you downloaded them to your first iPad, could you do something to it to make the score scroll up at a pace suitable to you, so you could play without...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-15-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: David Glen Edinburgh Collection

Robin do you know of the CLASP (Competing League for Amateur Solo Pipers) competitions held around the country, and presented by the National Piping Centre. Once graded for Piobaireachd and/or light...
Forum: Music 03-29-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Any tunes with Dumfries in the title?

Annie Laurie (Maxwelltown Braes are Bonnie) and many more of the Robert Burns songs - he died there. I went to school there. I'll have a think about what other tunes there are. The River Nith flows...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-24-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Best Book for Piobaireachd Intro?

John, as a matter of interest, would you recommend using your book without a tutor? I always thought it essential to have a tutor when learning piobaireachd, until I heard one of the students on a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-16-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 970
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Strange Problem

Could it be you rather than the reeds or anything to do with the instrument at all? As in, for some reason having less stamina ?
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-15-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Putting' it out there...

That must have been so refreshing for the judges and audience to hear and experience. Well done for breathing new life into the event and the tune, for being adventurous and courageous enough to...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-10-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,302
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: College of Piping Gone - What about the tune books?

I hope that Veterans group could continue and why not really? All that's needed is a room and a kettle. I found the same. COP more informal, cheaper to attend classes and seasonal schools and cheaper...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-09-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Best Book for Piobaireachd Intro?

I'd say go all out to get the instructor in place first as you might inadvertently pick up self taught habits from a book that it's hard to undo later. The National Piping Centre do Skype lessons and...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-09-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,302
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: College of Piping Gone - What about the tune books?

It's no bad thing if the old tutor books go as there were many inaccuracies, but I hope they keep the most recent revised one. I'd like to think a new 'combined' one would emerge. Personally I'm...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-05-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,025
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Ouch! Bagpipe concert review

We might have agreed with him had we been stuck in Row S. We don't know the standard or the arrangement or the tuning or the accoustic or much at all really about what he was listening to. Sounds as...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-03-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Practice chanters for classroom

Please spend a few minutes at the start of each lesson tuning the chanters, to instill this discipline in the children, encourage accuracy in aural abilities, and give them and you the pleasure of...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-02-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: A Most Happy Saint David's Day to All !!

Yes I think I encountered it in every tutor book for every instrument I ever attempted to learn--piano, violin, recorders, voice, cello, viola, bassoon, saxophone, all manner of keyed percussion-----...
Forum: Music 02-27-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia

Sounds like teamwork then but thanks to both for the hours and hours spent and expertise of various kinds.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-26-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Elegy on the Death of Scots Music

Wonderful words David. And Pip 01 thank you - I couldn't get the lines to look like that!
Forum: Music 02-26-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By Heatherbelle
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia

Technicalities totally beyond me but what a fantastic resource and thank you for making it available to us. It must be time consuming.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-16-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By Heatherbelle
Elegy on the Death of Scots Music

From Robert Fergusson's poem on the death of Scots music. The whole poem is well worth a read. 'Dead' at the ends of verses pronounced 'deed' !

Whan the saft vernal breezes ca’ The grey-hair’d...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Silver Sponsor

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:28 AM.