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Forum: Competition Results 05-27-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,183
Posted By Tripp
Re: Costa Mesa Results?

Queen City had a crackin' time in Costa Mesa. I really hope we can make it back again next year. What a great venue for bands and soloists alike!
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-02-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By Tripp
Re: Beginner Chanter Reed

Defo play an easy reed. Not so easy that it's unstable or one you're overblowing. Comfort is the easy. If you're turning purple and squeezing the bag to death you can't possibly play music. Somewhat...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-02-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,627
Posted By Tripp
Re: Breathing question

I play a medium gannoway and it's quite comfortable. I'm 5'9" (1.75m) and weigh about 160lb (72.7kg). Bags are just something you have to experiment with as each mfg has a different cut and one's...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-02-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,294
Posted By Tripp
Re: Breathing can't keep up with airflow

If you're still having issues with this, try posting a short youtube video. Sometimes a (moving) picture is worth a 1000 words. Bruce seemed to hit the standard stuff so if he's advice doesn't solve...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-19-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,985
Posted By Tripp
Re: Birls using a metronome

metronome is good idea there. Everybody rushes the hell out of those birls at the end of 2/4s until they get comfortable with both the idiom and the embellishment. You'll find yourself jumping the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-14-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,464
Posted By Tripp
Re: Do I dare learn Piobaireachd?!?!

One thing that can help you is to listen to a lot of piob played by the top players. There's no shortage of this stuff on the interwebs and using one of the many "youtbube to mp3" sites out there,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-04-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,035
Posted By Tripp
Re: Where do you practice?

Just play in my office most of the time. It fills the house with sound, but outside the house it's not very loud. We might finish our basement soon and in that case doing some basic sound proofing in...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-09-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Tripp
Re: Tuning bagpipes

Each day, as I'm getting ready to practice and I'm putting everything together, I warm the drones up. Just stick my thumb in the chanter stock and just tune the drones to themselves. I've found this...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-06-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,272
Posted By Tripp
Re: Help for a foreigner competing in the US?

Didn't last remaining full time residents ask to be relocated by the British gov't in the 1930's? Sounds like they were just sick of living there.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-06-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By Tripp
Re: Getting Birl to transfer from PC to Pipe Chanter

It's just going to take some time. The pipe chanter is a different animal and there's a lot more tension in your body when you're playing the full instrument. You'll get there. One thing that helped...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-03-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,272
Posted By Tripp
Re: Help for a foreigner competing in the US?

Wait until mid may and you might have a different assessment of the FL weather. When it's 37-40C and 100% humidity the Scottish weather would be a dream. I'd rather spend the summer on St. Kilda than...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-01-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Tripp
Re: High squeak

were the squeaks consistently on low A with a g grace note? If there's too much tape on the high G certain reed/chanter combos will produce a nasty chirp on low A. Sounds like John might have sussed...
Forum: Adult Pipers 02-01-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,272
Posted By Tripp
Re: slow air/march competition recommendation?

Leaving Ireland or The Banks of Locheil (Donald MacLeod book 1, pg 22) are great airs.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-28-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,690
Posted By Tripp
Re: Ok so, I really like Piobaireachd

Listen to great players performing tunes. Do this a lot and you'll develop an ear for the idiom. As Tstephens pointed out, the written score is generally a rough guide, though the degree to which...
Forum: Competing Pipers 01-23-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,272
Posted By Tripp
Re: Help for a foreigner competing in the US?

Geddin! Well done, Neil. The weather's a bit different to Scotland's, eh?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-20-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,458
Posted By Tripp
Re: Suggestions? when no instructor close by?

If you can swing it, get a good teacher. In person is best, but there are a lot of great teachers out there on skype.
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-20-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,907
Posted By Tripp
Re: competing with glengarry's Lament

Hmm. I see what you mean, but not know the fields you compete against, it's hard to say. I'd think that if you play it well (both musically and technically), w/o the a mach you'd do well. Don't worry...
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-20-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,907
Posted By Tripp
Re: competing with glengarry's Lament

You're paying out less rope to hang yourself with if you ditch the a mach. If you're absolutely brilliant at them and on the day you feel that you need it to take the prize then maybe. Otherwise,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-05-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By Tripp
Re: Chanter Reeds

If you're just starting out, you need a reed that is crazy easy. It won't be super stable it and will wear out quickly, but that's what you need. The last thing you want is an unplayable, frustrating...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-05-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By Tripp
Re: That sounds like a heck of a first gig

There's a lament in the there somewhere. Scarce of Nagila or perhaps Nae Nagila.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-01-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By Tripp
Re: Are technopipes a good learning aid?

I have a Deger and really like it... but if I neglect my PC too much in favour of the electronic one... badness ensues. Like some else already said, the best part about this is that you can keep...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-01-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,822
Posted By Tripp
Re: all you solo pipers

I actually draft up a practice schedule when I'm ready to get stuck in to the next season's preparations (usually about OCT 1 of the previous year or there abouts). I have a practice schedule for the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-11-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,533
Posted By Tripp
Re: lament for the coming of the white settlers

What's the story behind this tune? What era does it date from?
Forum: Competing Pipers 11-09-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tripp
Re: Off Season Training

Yeah... I'm trying to learn to let go. Makes the day a helluva lot more enjoyable for starters. You have no control over the rest of the field anyways. I my experience, trying to win definitely gets...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-08-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
Posted By Tripp
Re: Leather Bag.....

Glad you got it sorted. It's always nice to see sudden improvement and good equipment can give you that boost... and now you know. There's nothing wrong with blaming the equipment... check it, and...
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