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Forum: Music Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By CalumII
Re: Monthly Composition Feb 2020

I like it! To me I think it's the chord progression that's familiar, not the melody, as that sounds like a strong IV-I.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By CalumII
Re: Middle drone issue?

There will be a leak somewhere in the system.


Additional comment - it's actually rarely necessary to dry out the kitty litter. Most good soloists, as far as I know, remove it from the bag, put...
Forum: Music 02-15-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By CalumII
Re: What tune is he playing?

Iain Campbell, for searching purposes (it's in the Complete Compositions by DJ).
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-15-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By CalumII
Re: Shakespeare pipe lesson

Wikipedia has a pretty good summary of the timeline of the evidence - I don't think there's any major holes in it so far as I know:


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uilleann_pipes#Etymology
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-15-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By CalumII
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

As far as the quality of teaching goes, I think we're better off than we've ever been - the Conservatoire is churning out fantastic players, and paid teaching positions are more and more being filled...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-13-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By CalumII
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

One the topic of "knowing limits" - I actually see it the other way round. I think expert instruction is most important at the beginning. I was lucky that I was always around good players and...
Forum: Music 02-13-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By CalumII
Re: Monthly Composition Thread Continuity?

That's excellent Richard, feel free to go ahead and post it as the "official" February thread :)
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-12-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By CalumII
Re: How do you know that you ready to teach?

I certainly wasn't good enough when I gave my first lesson, aged 16, and I had the audacity to charge his mother 20 for it. She didn't send him back, for some reason. Though he did pass his...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-12-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By CalumII
Re: Drummers Sporran

More practicality, I suspect: if you don't have quite enough sporrans, take them off the drummers.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By CalumII
Using up a memorial fund

I have just been posed this question, and I didn't have any brilliant ideas off hand.


A charitable society here in London has around 500 remaining in an account of funds raised to memorialise a...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-12-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By CalumII
Re: Shakespeare pipe lesson

It does, but that's because Gratton Flood looked at the expression "swollen bagpipe" and put two and two together and made an elbow. Prior to Grattan Flood, the term didn't exist.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By CalumII
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

Most blackwood for the last fifty years or so has been grown for the trade, and hence it has probably grown a lot faster, I would guess (relatively, as these things go!).


Ebony actually comes in...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-11-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By CalumII
Re: Shakespeare pipe lesson

Not only that, the name "uilleann bagpipe" came about because someone (Grattan Flood) looked at that Shakespearean phrase and took a fair old leap of logic. The "swollen bagpipe" makes by far the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By CalumII
Re: ABW-Ebony Distinction

I don't think a wood that remains jet black in direct sunlight is blackwood.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-08-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By CalumII
Re: Tutorials

I'm not sure I necessarily have the right answer on this, and I'd be interested to hear what others think, but I actually try and avoid well-known tunes until I'm happy that they can "create" music...
Forum: Music 02-08-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By CalumII
Re: Monthly Composition Thread - Jan 2020

'S math sin, Bob! Some lovely melodies in there.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-08-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By CalumII
Re: Tutorials

I haven't taught from tutors for a long time as I've never been keen on the progression model they use, which I think is fundamentally responsible for a lot of the stilted playing we hear from novice...
Forum: Music 02-08-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By CalumII
Re: Monthly Composition Thread - Jan 2020

Oh, I missed David's contribution completely - what a fantastic tune. As I said in the other thread I might have over-reached with the difficulty of this month's prompt but this is a fantastic...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-07-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By CalumII
Re: Shepherd chanters' pitch ranges

The foot is very obviously different - I don't have one to hand to take a pic but I'm sure helpful forumite will have one handy. The Mk II foot angles in slightly and is not as long as the Mk 3 foot.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-05-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By CalumII
Re: Shepherd chanters' pitch ranges

If I remember rightly I first saw a Mark 3 in 1998 when my teacher lent me his for a piobaireachd contest after my reed suffered a fate that befalls things owned by schoolboys.


They didn't start...
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-04-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By CalumII
Re: Pipe Band Numbers in Competition

I can understand a proposal to regrade bands that are hibernating (or hiding...) in order to preserve their grading if they aren't able to compete; I wonder how many registered grade 2 and 3 bands...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-03-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By CalumII
Re: Ideas for Helpful Piping Apps/Digital Tools?

A community-editable map would be an excellent project.



An app to track practice and repertoire would be a useful thing, and not just for pipers.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-03-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By CalumII
Re: mouth blown Maclellan studio pipes 2 drone.

Yes, your informant has got the wrong end of the stick or something has been lost in translation, I think.


For what it's worth most practice chanters pitch pretty close to A=440.
Forum: Music 02-03-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By CalumII
Re: Monthly Composition Thread Continuity?

I did post a January thread, but from the lack of replies I suspect my compositional prompt didn't go down quite as well as last time:


...
Forum: Music 02-02-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By CalumII
Re: Seeking music for two tunes

Not familiar with it but it clearly exists - second tune played here:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxZIqZ66vnM
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