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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + Today, 09:26 AM
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Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Well, I think I have another question here about zampognas that I'm sure other pipers could be willing to answer.
So, someone told me in the video of Maria Varali playing that she has the bag under...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-26-2019, 03:04 PM
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Views: 285
Zampogna article on Wikipedia is far too vague

Hi everyone,
So, if anyone can do me this favor that would be appreciated.
The Wikipedia article in English about the Zampogna is absolutely and ridiculously vague. Likewise, the Italian Wikipedia...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-21-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Exactly! It wasn't me who said maria wasn't a good piper! I think she's good. Not like Bartoli though... (Bartoli is THE MOST FAMOUS Italian opera singer in the world, so much so that you simply...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-21-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

I just found another video recorded in December 2013 where another girl on a Zampogna, Riana Marco, is featured along with two other friends playing a Zampogna A Chiave (tenor Zampogna) and a soprano...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-14-2019, 10:39 AM
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Views: 348
The youngest Zampogna costruttore (pipemaker)?

Pipers:
I recently discovered this really young Zampogna maker named Carmine Dante (born 1998). As I understand it, tonally he makes really amazing Zampognas. However, I don't know whether or not he...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-28-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,798
Re: DegerPipes first generation issue

Oh no! My dad tried fixing my DegerPipes but they don't work! I guess I'll die if Manfred doesn't respond. If I don't get a working Deger...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 12-20-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,328
Re: UPiper on the IPhone and Technopipes

This UPiper setup is still going strong. But, sadly, it does not work with VoiceOver! In the blind world, an app that does not work with Voiceover is... well...
Recently Michael Eskin has come out...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-19-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,798
Re: DegerPipes first generation issue

Hi y'all,
So, it's been well over a couple of years since I brought up the issues with my first-generation DegerPipes. I still haven't got them fixed yet, but @Buzz, my Dad is about to try all of...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-15-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

I think that's Marco Tomassi on the Zampogna, and Eric Montbel on the French pipes whatever they're called. On the subject of female pipers, I believe Susana Ceivane is featured on Marco's album as...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-03-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Re: Nonbenbadle tongues for John Walsh A smallpipes

Oh crap! I can't edit my post! I meant to delete the part about experimentally making drone reeds. I'm dumb for pasting that in, I literally cut and pasted that in from an email to a pipemaker who...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-03-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Nonbenbadle tongues for John Walsh A smallpipes

Hey pipers,
So far, I haven't successfully communicated with any drone reed maker out there, but here's the problem.
So, my Delrin John Walsh A2000 smallpipes have built-in reeds as you may know,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-19-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Pipers / Zampognari:
I found another video, this time literally massed Zampognas, Ciaramellas and drums conducted by Carlo Michitti. Does anyone know if Maria is in this ensemble?...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-10-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Yes, I've actually heard of this instrument before. It was first the Wikipedia article about the Zampogna (in serious need of expatiation by the way) that introduced me to it, followed later by my...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-28-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Thanks. From this, I can understand what Maria's getting across to us. My guess is that this is basically how other women feel about playing bagpipes of any kind...
I couldn't have understood it...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-26-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

If I may, I'm wondering what other people thought of the modern Zampogna quartet arrangements? What about the video clip of Maria Varali playing? Someone told me that Maria Varali speaks English! Any...
Forum: Music 10-24-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,855
Re: Old piping records on my YouTube channel

Hey y'all,
So, within the last year or so, I have discovered this software that will make these records much easier to listen to. Combine this with my ability to correct warping, EQ'ing the...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 09-14-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,172
Re: videos that give you chills

This man's fingering reminds me of the trills of the great Cecilia Bartoli or Joyce DiDonato! (amazing opera singers). Particularly the Bulgarian music. And the late Bella Silverman, though her...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-05-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
I should also amend that Nicola is a man, not a...

I should also amend that Nicola is a man, not a woman. It may sound a bit strange to hear of a male name ending in A in Italy, but Nicola is Nicholas / Nick, although for females it means Nicole.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-05-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Pipers / Zampognari:
Here's another fluent English-speaking zampogna player you can feel free to contact. He is most known as an ethomusicologist who recorded countless CD's of zampogna music, as...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-26-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Yeah I wanted to keep it mostly piping-related, which is why I suggested PM's when it comes to vibrato. I knew it would get way too off-topic if this vibrato thing were posted right here, hence the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-25-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

@Paul: Sorry man, I personally like being very vivid myself. For me, being concise means that people will have a mountain of questions to ask, and I don't like that.
But, you won't believe this. One...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-23-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Klondike: A female tuba player and a male piccolo player? I never imagined that, but to me, that seems to be more scary than a female Zampognara (Maria) and a male Ciaramellaro (brother Luigi). I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-22-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,128
A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Here's the one and only available Youtube of the first, if not one of very few female Italian Zampogna players, the young Maria Varali. She is playing the modernized tenor Zampogna in the key of G...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-02-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,155
Re: My personal experience with Blackwood pipes (had no choice but to attach it)

Ok, so I finally figured out the culprit why my pipes have almost no bass presence whatsoever. Problem is, the mid section of the bass, starting at the top where the tuning pin is, it starts out...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-25-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,155
Re: My personal experience with Blackwood pipes (had no choice but to attach it)

Well, now looking back on when I got these wooden pipes, I must confess that working with these is an absolute nightmare. I can never ever keep the hemping the same, i.e. every single time I play I...
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