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Forum: Music 09-30-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Steve Law
Re: New 6/8 March: 1,000 Hours

Nice work, Peter.... I like this very much.

I donít have a creative bone in my body and admire those who take the trouble to commit to paper (and so generously share).

Iím going to have fun...
Forum: Music 06-25-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Can anyone identify this tune, please?

Hi Peter,

I fell over it on YouTube.... World Champions 2017, Inverary & District Pipe Band march-off at the end of the day (haven’t yet worked out how to link to the URL, sorry).

It’s the...
Forum: Music 06-23-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Can anyone identify this tune, please?

Patrick, youíre a gent, many thanks.

Coincidentally I bought a couple of Bob Mathiesonís books only a few weeks ago and have the tune on my knee now, thanks to your steer 👍

Iím happy to search...
Forum: Music 06-23-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Steve Law
Can anyone identify this tune, please?

Hope this doesnít breach any rules, but I heard this tune on a YouTube video and would like to track down the title, and ideally the author and (assuming itís published) which book contains it... Iíd...
Forum: Adult Pipers 06-16-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,829
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process

Nate, I admire your aim of never setting limits.... thatís great, and I wish you well with it. :thumb:

But. Since I now qualify for my pension and any number of discounts due to age I donít think...
Forum: Adult Pipers 06-15-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,829
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process

Oh Yeah.... and I started 53 years ago when I was 12. As a kid I had the benefit of a couple of great teachers but they both passed away many years ago and my memories of their urgings and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By Steve Law
Re: GDED gracenote timing in Donald MacLeod's reel: Roderick MacDonald

I donít know this tune, but feel this thread is in some way related to another (should judges be offered a copy of tunes being played in a competition?).

I was brought up that the written music...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Small Bluetooth transmitter?

I tried it once, using a small bluetooth transmitter linked to a bluetooth speaker (rather than earbuds) but there was too much of a lag between what my fingers were playing and what came out of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,044
Posted By Steve Law
Re: MG White Mamba Drone Reeds

Might struggle a little finding the dollar bill....and our small paper moneyís plastic now....looks like youíll need a £20 or upwards :wave::grin:
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Notes in Music?

Having a few friends from orchestral music backgrounds, it seems to me that theyíre often glued to the notes (length, mainly) as written, while the better pipers donít feel such an obligation. Can...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Exercise sheets - good or bad?

For really good reasons...without the basics nailed, everything else is hoping for the best.

Whatever form of practice best suits the individual, if itís not diligently performed then the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-17-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Matched Chanters - Relevant in 2019?

My two pennyworth...
For higher grades seeking the absolute best they can get, then matching sets of anything will help to remove variables and at those levels tiny things matter.

Iíd suggest...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,859
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Standard or long chanter?

Oh I wish this forum had a ‘like’ button :)

P.S. sorry for the inadvertent double post above, no idea how that happened
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,200
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Dojo university?

Given your USA location (eliminates the cross-Atlantic language hurdle, which is often trivial but sometimes not), along with your self-declared beginner status....

If you really canít access a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,859
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Standard or long chanter?

Taking up the point about resting on the table.... in our band weíre often exhorted to do that, as pictured many times with Army pipers around the practice table.

My ex-Black Watch P/M teacher...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,859
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Standard or long chanter?

Taking up the point about resting on the table.... in our band weíre often exhorted to do that, as pictured many times with Army pipers around the practice table.

My ex-Black Watch P/M teacher...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,200
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Dojo university?

Oh how I agree with this!

And to his credit, Andrew Douglas (Dojo) places huge emphasis on clean fingerwork above everything else.... SO many are so anxious to get onto tunes they neglect this...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-15-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,200
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Dojo university?

Iíve used Dojo and found it has many good attributes....speaking as a piper since 1965, so I do know some stuff (but wish I knew more).

I found their approach helpful and fresh but would echo the...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-01-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By Steve Law
Re: A Thank You for the community and companies that we have

Couldnít agree more.... those kind folks at the top of the tree being so generous with their advice and comments doesnít happen anything like as much in other spheres....

In my experience most of...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-25-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By Steve Law
Re: steel-heel shoe taps?

Understand the reasoning behind fitting taps.....but having suffered similar slips too many times have decided to pay the price and replace worn-out heels more often rather than risk broken bones or...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 03-20-2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Another new leather bag - celtic knot design

Magnificent work...real craftsmanship :thumb:
Thanks for sharing :)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-18-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,552
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Would you purchase your Blair electronic chanter again?

On electronics in general, Iíve had my Deger (Mk1, I guess) for something around 10-12 years and continue to use it a lot.... although with dry skin I learned quickly to always carry hand cream,...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Ever feel like you've "Lost it"?

[QUOTE=Pppiper;1335411]All the time.



I particularly thought this way after playing much less in college. Whenever I went back to play again, I was frustrated at the state of things and I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By Steve Law
Re: 2019-version Selbies?

Everyone must of course speak as they find... but I worked my way through half a dozen different manufacturers' drone reeds a couple of years ago until I bought a set of Selbie reeds (inverted bass)...
Forum: Competing Pipers 12-28-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,666
Posted By Steve Law
Re: Recommended number of competitions per season

Nate -

Congratulations on your upgrade.... and thanks too for the follow-up report.

Itís great to hear how the story unfolded after the first enquiry, through to what actually happened. The...
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