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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-06-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By CM
Re: Farting Lips

Those noises will lessen as you keep working with the practice chanter and pipes. Your mouth will build muscle tone.

Learning to play the practice chanter with circular breathing will really give...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 04-04-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By CM
Re: Bass drone rattle?

More information about your pipe setup would be a help.

Something as simple as the plastic tuning screws on some drone reeds being a little loose can make a drone sound like it has a rattle or a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-28-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By CM
Re: Don't Overblow The Reed

This seems to go back to the idea of balancing the strength (amount of air required) for drone reeds with the strength of a chanter reed, and all of that being at a playing pressure that is very...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-20-2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By CM
Re: Looking for a teacher in Centreville Virginia

Thank you for the responses!

PMs (private messages, and not Pipe Majors) were sent to everyone who replied.

Thanks again.

Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-17-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By CM
Looking for a teacher in Centreville Virginia

Does anyone know of a pipe teacher in the Centreville Virginia area, who could work with an 8th grader who has had some experience with a teacher?

The student is on pipes, but does not compete.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 09-08-2005, 08:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 912
Posted By CM
Re: What would you do if your cat clawed up your pipes?

I can't believe what I am reading here. Sheesh! It's making me gag. :bleh:

If such a thing occurred then the cat has probably been begging you to upgrade your pipes or to improve your...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 08-27-2005, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,535
Posted By CM
Re: Ultimate Bagpipe Case?

Direct from the factory with your choice of solid foam or "Pick-N-Pluck" foam.

Might be surprised at how reasonable these are given the cost of a new set of pipes.

Forum: Piobaireachd 05-19-2005, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By CM
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-19-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By CM
Re: I got (gave) a Kiss of (to) the King's Hand?

Thanks Iain.

I'm still learning and just haven't gotten tunes with that movement.
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-19-2005, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By CM
I got (gave) a Kiss of (to) the King's Hand?

In the first line, fifth measure, of this tune there is something that looks like an 'edre' played on F (not sure what it is actually called). Is this movement played the same way as an edre, but...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-11-2005, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By CM
Re: New Compositions in ceol mor

Are these just themal notes (no grace notes?) or am I not understanding something?

How is the "DC" close together played - what does it represent?

I like the idea of seeing a Piob together.
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-07-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By CM
Re: "The Burning of the Black Mill" ??

I did not see it by that name in:
Binneas is Boreraig
Donald MacLeod's book 1
David Glenn's "Ancient Piobaireachd"
Angus MacKay's "A Collection of Ancient Piobaireachd"
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-07-2005, 12:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By CM
Re: Who is a member of the P/S?


Based upon your exchanges with the Society, is it being suggested that those interested in membership submit an application without having two endorsers and see how the process goes?

Forum: Piobaireachd 05-05-2005, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 750
Posted By CM
Re: Who is a member of the P/S?

For some folks the requirement that the applicant "must be proposed and seconded by two members of the Society who personally know the Candidate." is not an easy hurdle.
Forum: Ladies' Room 05-03-2005, 07:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,722
Posted By CM
Re: Does your car reflect who you are?

1) Toyota Prius hybrid
2) Chevy Suburban 1500 4x4
3) No kids

I have no idea what this has to do with piping.
Forum: Ladies' Room 05-03-2005, 01:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,823
Posted By CM
Re: Avoiding the "Thank God I'm Scottish" Folk

Hopefully that wasn't on account of someone's piping ability.

380+ years... You just might be able to consider yourself a "local".
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-02-2005, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By CM
Re: opinions on electronic practice chanters

There is one draw back to them. If you do not have regular practice time on a practice chanter or pipes, then your lips and lungs begin to get out of shape.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 04-11-2005, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By CM
Re: Anyone hate their pipes?

If I had been asked this question 5+ years ago (when both I and my pipes were new to all this) I would have given you a laundry list... but time has shown that it wasn't the pipes or the chanter that...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-06-2005, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By CM
Re: Whats a good beginer practice chanter

One with sound holes on the side and/or a sole at the base...

Sound holes will allow sound to come out of the chanter if you cover the bore (possible when playing it resting your your knee, etc.)....
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 04-03-2005, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By CM
Re: Difficult Instrument?

The pipe organ. It's an instrument requiring the controlled flailing of all limbs. (makes the pipes seem like a piece of cake)

The piano (but no one believes it's hard because everyone is...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-02-2005, 10:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 967
Posted By CM
Re: The skill of playing a tune without hearing it..

I thought you made yourself very clear. But I don't think it is possible to say, "Don't go on to the next lesson before mastering this..." when it comes to notation simply because there are...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-01-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 387
Posted By CM
Re: How Clever Are You?

Left brain, right brain?

- 0% the first time
- turned 180 degrees and got 100% the next time

... it was the only way I could think of to change the left and right sides.
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 04-01-2005, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By CM
Re: Bagpipe Stores

Hey I've got a closet full of old flannel shirts I'll send yer way. Maybe with enough of them you could start the "Paul Bunyon Invitational". Not sure you could count on forum sponsors to carry...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-01-2005, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 967
Posted By CM
Re: The skill of playing a tune without hearing it..

Always a funny topic and makes for some fun practices...

I think it is probably more important for a piper to be able to pat their head while rubbing their tummy and saying the alphabet backwards....
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 03-23-2005, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 681
Posted By CM
Re: Should you oil a chanter?

If oiling a chanter causes it to:
- loose vibrancy
- change tone
- change scale

then the same logic and effects would have to apply to drones.
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