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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: wrist trouble and positioning

I canít help but wonder if there is unnecessary tension somewhere. Are they not holding themselves up and so youíre left hand is having to do double duty? Is it mouthblown or bellows blown?

A...
Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

Well, Iím sitting here in my van at the gravesite. One of the family members is stuck in an elevator at the hotel. So weíre waiting until they can be extricated. Another family member had a tire blow...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Early Henderson bore sizes

Imma beat Shawn to the punch and suggest the really easy and reversible inserting a brass or aluminum tube.

And my question is, if using synthetics, have you tried an X-TREME regular bass? I have...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-08-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

That reminds me, I keep 2 drone stoppers permanently in my sporran. Havenít actually used one yet.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-08-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Hole-spacing whistle vs. GHB

I never said it was universal. But, Iím not about to take advice on the finer points of the practice of highland bagpipe playing from a grade IV senior keyboard contrarian extraordinaire. I donít...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-07-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Hole-spacing whistle vs. GHB

Yep, I can play any chanter you hand me. However, a few brands require extra thought to ensure the precision required to maintain a higher level of play. Itís easiest to stick to a particular style...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-06-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: hole-spacing whistle v GHB

I’m curious how often a whistle player would play the equivalent of a heavy strike on D, or even C? I do not know if such an embellishment is used for whistles.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-05-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

Don’t play in frigid weather. It’s just not viable. Be firm that you’ll be able to play indoors instead, at the memorial instead of at the grave. If they wouldn’t ask a fiddler, vocalist, guitarist,...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,707
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Why is it still ivory that's No.1?

That buffalo horn looks very nice, though it doesn’t offer much contrast.

There are a lot of other materials, woods like boxwood and holly actually look good, but a lot of non-ivory-like...
Forum: Music 10-02-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Celtic Farewell - Sweeney

Just scanning through, at 3:30 the bagpipes are very much playing with the ensemble. :confused:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: MacRae Repro tenor question

Iím 100% certain that the two tenor drones are made differently from each other on purpose to fully reflect the MacRae pipes they are a copy of, Stuart Liddellís.

So, that they tune differently...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Stories of a broken Pipe Bands Australia

Ba dum tsssss

If only playing in a circle with our backs to the audience was interesting enough to pay money to see by those who donít play the instrument. :doh:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-19-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Forum: Beer Tent 09-18-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,452
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: eBay Scammer, BEWARE - Henderson pipes

Or you could be trying to deter competitive bids.

I donít believe you are, but a link to the real advert would go a long way.
Forum: Music 09-17-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia Abuse

I should also say that if you do get blocked by my scripts, it tells you to email me so I can correct it.

Someone did once, and it helped me fix a coding error. I'm not perfect. He seemed a little...
Forum: Music 09-17-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia Abuse

People aren't blocked for any particular number of hits. Curiosities in search patterns do, like searches that look very automated and/or include characters that would never appear together. And...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-16-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Border pipe drones on ebay?

Given the other homemade looking set of drones they posted the photo of, Iím having little doubt that they (had) made (for them) the common stock and turned down the mounts on a 1/2 size set so...
Forum: Music 09-15-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Pekaar Encyclopedia Abuse

Iím getting quite a few queries to the website that look like database injection. Iíve implemented a block.

Please let me know if you get caught by this block and werenít trying to abuse the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-14-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,085
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Balancing chanter

You will want to fine tune the other notes, and hoping any that are out of tune are sharp so that you can easily apply electrical tape, or similar, to the top of the hole to flatten it just the right...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,491
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Gordon Walker

I have little doubt, from their continuous responses suggesting this thread be closed, that said person will continue to stir the pot JUST to inflame the debate so that the thread does get closed....
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,491
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Gordon Walker

But he is such a great player, we can’t just let his talent go to waste. Just like Brock Turner, right?

The sarcasm should be evident.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,863
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: "B" Flat Set up

My stream of consciousness wonders if the weakening top hand (or however Bob puts it during the grade 1 WPBC livestream) isnít due to the higher pitches? How much of that would be alleviated by...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-12-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Unboxing and review of GlenCoe Black Watch e-Chanter

Thanks for the live review, very cool.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Rocket Drone Reeds Required

Similar to what William said, you are likely to be able to get more efficient and at least equivalent tone out of commercially available reeds. What kind of pipes are you playing? Perhaps we could...
Forum: Music 09-05-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Current Obsession w/Kantara to El Arish

Great tune, one of my favorites.

It is a misprint proven within the sheet music itself. It lists the 3rd part ending as the 2nd ending to the 4th part but it writes it all over again, and with an...
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