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Forum: Music 09-15-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,412
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Harmony Part for Amazing Grace

Dave,
A great counter melody that fits "Amazing Grace" that I have used is:
"O for A Closer Walk With God". It can be found in Sandy Jones' piping tutor.
WJH
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-19-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,703
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Orchestral Ensemble Bb chanter

Skyelark
I've not used any of the three you mentioned, but have used the MacLellan, and Gibson B flat chanters along with everything from Hardie,
Naill, and what ever else was in my bag. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,728
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Squeal on Low A

DRCTL,
All of the above advice about chanter reed moisture is excellent; however, you may be having a hand position problem with one of your fingers not completely covering a hole aggravating...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-13-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,165
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: smooth bores on world class old pipes?

My 1890's Centers have mirror-smooth bores. Whether they have been
altered at some point in time I have no knowledge. I was always told that
the smooth bore of a woodwind instrument, such as a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-25-2016, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: NAAPD open for "older beginners?"

You will have more than enough company with older pipers at NAAPD. I'm in my 70's and have found it to be geared to all levels and ages. When you
run out of piping activities, which is hardly...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-11-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,507
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Pipe I.D. yet again

Colin,
That's a good one about rolling the drones. At least we now know there's some connection between pipers and drummers who are always
rolling their sticks as well.
WJH
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-29-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: jaw clenching

Cfiffpm,
Your posture in the 2nd picture is better, but as stated above get a little bit longer "round" blow pipe. You can buy a replacement mouthpiece longer than you need and gradually cut...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-29-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,560
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Adjusting Rocket Reeds

MelodyPipes,
A while back one of my Rocket tenors began cutting out after striking in.
I cleaned and tried slightly bending the blade which only gave temporary
relief and the reed went back to...
Forum: Music 10-11-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,555
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Dynamic query

Heatherbelle,
I believe the four pipers when they played a unison note would sound
louder. If these unison notes were sprinkled throughout the tune with the
harmony notes it would create...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-21-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: How to Ship Pipes Internationally

Pip01 has it right all the way. I sent my Center ivory bass drone for repair to Ontario by USPS Priority Mail at the beginning of the ivory problems and had no problems other than the anxious...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,559
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Where are you putting your pipes when not playing?

With dogs and cats in the house I would keep my pipes in the case! As a retired music educator/band director I used to get all types of excuses as to why a student hadn't practiced, but one of my...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-14-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,344
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: vintage piper group photos

Most of the pipers in my picture are wearing shoes with large silver buckles and argyle socks. The two non-pipers in Hodden Gray kilts have
large, what appear to be, eagle claws on their jackets...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 04-03-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,344
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: vintage piper group photos

Richard,
Check my vintage piping picture out at the top of my website
at www.wjhmusic.com (http://www.wjhmusic.com) and help me try to identify it?? I bought the
original at a flea market a...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,746
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Performing bagpipe music with a choir (not what you think)

1Piper,
During a Kirkin' of the Tartan in 2012 I did a choral arrangement of "Amazing Grace" for choir, organ, and bagpipes by Stephen Hatfield. The pipes were featured both as a solo and in...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,558
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Soundproof booth

Hey Kevin, if you do get a sound proof practice module, make sure they give you a complimentary pair of top quality ear plugs to go with it!
WJH
Forum: Webmaster & Software 01-25-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Sibelius and E-Pipes

I have Sibelius on my computer and have used their sound and also
attempted to synchronize my Deger pipes with Sibelius. You might try
to get the following text which might help: Sibelius, A...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,558
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Soundproof booth

Kevin,
On the other hand if the practice room is for a business where piping disturbs other near by businesses, it might be worth looking into, but it
still would be expensive.
WJH
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,558
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Soundproof booth

Kevin,
In the past I've played my pipes in sound-proof practice rooms at several universities and the results were outstanding; however, modules like the one you've pictured can be very...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 01-22-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,215
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Tune name, please?

Bob,
It sounds like an arrangement of "O for a Closer Walk with God" which
can be found in Sandy Jones's beginning pipe method.
WJH
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-08-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Crack in chanter

Army MP,
I would first check to see if your hairline crack is leaking air. Do this by
tightly corking off the bottom of the chanter and tightly taping off all the tone holes including the...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 12-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Draging out The Old Chestnut

My favorite breakfast! That's funny.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-21-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,344
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: slow marching

And we pipers complain when the sun is not out!
Many of the great tunes wrapped up in one wonderful
Performance!
WJH
Forum: Beer Tent 09-03-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,119
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: Can a kilt be altered to expand the waist?

Piper909,
Over the years I have had to move the straps too many times as my
waist keeps changing. I'm not much of a seamstress, but all one needs is
a sewing needle, right color thread,...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 08-09-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,320
Posted By William J Hunter
Bobby the Piper

"Mommy, when I grow up, I want to be a piper."
"Well Bobby, you have to pick one or the other.
You can't do both."
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-29-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By William J Hunter
Re: One Unstable Drone Reed

TCulbert,
To better help answering your question, what type of drone reeds are you using? Are they cane or synthetic? If they are cane, are they attached
to a brass vessel? If they are...
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