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Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Piping Books

I enjoyed lots of the information found in
Pipers: A Guide to the Players And Music of the Highland Bagpipe by William Donaldson...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-14-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,096
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Help in identifying pipes. Maker? Wood?

I have some friends from Pakistan, and they use the term 'Paki' and don't seem offended by it..
With any speech/wordage, I think it's all in how the term is used..

Forum: Beer Tent 03-11-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: A hollow victory and a question

I would suggest playing what you play well, no matter the type of tune or difficulty..

Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-06-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,385
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Polyester thread instead of hemp = game changer!

I started with o-rings, switched to hemp, then came back to O-rings. They are always exactly the correct size, never shrink/swell, and are almost 100% maintenance free. Once a year I may have to...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By 3D Piper
Your own funeral

I'm sure we all play lots of funerals.
Have you given any thought to your own funeral?
Do you want pipes played? If so, what tunes?

Forum: Pipe Bands 02-13-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Too Much Tape

To sharpen, you need a shorter distance from the vibrating reed to the sound hole in the chanter. You can only sink the reed so much, or (like el gaitero says) it won't work well because it isn't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-08-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Help Improving Band Tuning

I made two 5 person water manometers. Routinely, we all hook up and play the whole practice while watching them. You can quickly identify any issues. It sure helps tuning when everyone can blow...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-24-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,931
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Losing air at bass drone

That does seem logical, but Calum is correct.. In fact, I clearly remember being at a workshop with Ed Neigh and him saying the same thing: the drone reed is closed more than it is open (he even...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-17-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,520
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: An epiphany: blowing tone

This is the key to being a good musician on any instrument..!
Some get it faster than others...

Forum: Beer Tent 01-14-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,104
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: New Piping Magazine! Just out in 2019

New? I think I"ve been subscribing to that for years! :thumb:

Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-13-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Bag Sizing Confusion

Make sure you are in 'ballerina 1' position, with relaxed straight wrists (not bent and crooked under the bag etc.). A flexed wrist can affect those tendons all the way to the elbow! Adjust the...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 01-11-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Over thinking the movements

In my limited experience, 'visual' learners (ie watching others) are usually not strong in reading music.

Get back to these building-blocks-basics:

- are they relaxed when playing?

Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

Didn't he say it IS a canmore hybrid..?

I had a bannatyne hybrid fail at the grommet on me. All repair attempts failed. I went tie-in gannaway w/zip and haven't had problems since..

Forum: Side / Snare 01-08-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Learning online for drumming noobs

I sat in with our snares for a lesson yesterday, and one thing that I have to work hard at is grouping movements that span over a beat. For instance, a 1 beat 11 buzz stroke with an eighth note...
Forum: Pipe Bands 01-07-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Glen Astar Pipes and Drums in Huntsville, Alabama

I don't think Nicola is running that group anymore, but I may be wrong (haven't seen her in awhile). There is another fire dept group in Huntsville that meets regularly, they are very new and all...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-31-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Bagpipes for wet conditions

Get some o-ring dunbars w/ synth bag and cork everything up until you land.. You could drop them in water and I bet everything inside would stay dry! Once you have landed pull the corks and start...
Forum: Music 12-31-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Raglan Road by SLOT in Tully’s vol 4?

Or just buy the single tune at Pipetunes:


Forum: Side / Snare 12-24-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Learning online for drumming noobs

Great attitude!
Are you getting any in-person lessons? My snares work with someone over skype and it really helps, but the video lesson sometimes miss things that would be picked up in person....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-13-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,227
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Practice chanter tuning

This is great advice- unless the PM PC is not correct.. :(
We sat in with a band and there were probably 15 of us around the table. The instructor methodically went around and spent copious time...
Forum: Music 12-09-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By 3D Piper
Origin of 'The Keel Row'?

Questions from kids:

What is the origin of the strathspey 'The Keel Row'?

Also, why all the 'high road to..' tunes..? were there no low roads?

Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-07-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,504
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

In addition to the video Pancelticpiper/Richard posted earlier in the thread, here is a more recent vid of a pipe band moving troops. Upbeat (110ish) crackin' 6/8s! Very clean too
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-06-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By 3D Piper
How many gigs?

About how many gigs does your band play a year?
How many are paying gigs?
Or does your band only compete?

Forum: Music 12-03-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: The Art of the 6/8 March

oh, yes.. duh, sorry..
As a luddite, I still count honoring the compound time..

That is some good 6/8 playing, no doubt!

Is there another video link that shows what he says is "But long...
Forum: Music 12-03-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: The Art of the 6/8 March

Could someone post a link to an example of Bruce Gandy playing a 6/8 of this nature?

AND-4 in a 6/8..?

Forum: Pipe Bands 12-01-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By 3D Piper
Congrats for Band Regrades!

Congrats to City of Dunedin regrading up to Gr1!
Congrats to Rosie O'Grady regrading up to Gr4!

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