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Forum: Beer Tent 10-06-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Hand turning

I love the video, and I learned quite a bit about turning from other things you've put on the net.
I made a p.c. recently for a new student, who's an engineer, and he couldn't believe people can...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-17-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: bass drums & pace makers

I've heard it is more often a concern for people with pacemakers avoiding large, stack type speakers in a dance club/concert hall setting as it relates more to EMF(electro-magnetic frequency) than it...
Forum: Music 09-05-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

I've been wracking my brain for a jazz standard that fits the chanter's abilities without fudging an octave. About the only one that I can think of in our range is Moonglow. I tried it. It fits. And...
Forum: Music 09-04-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

You'd have to stay on the B instead of going to the octave F. In retrospect, Summertime isn't the best suggestion.
Forum: Music 09-04-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

George Gershwin's "Summertime" works and the drones shouldn't get in the way of the backup band. Start on your F.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-02-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Delrin border pipes?

https://www.scottshighland.com/product/pipers-choice-border-pipes-2/
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Was there a rise in chanter pitch at the Worlds this year?

I'd love to see one of the top bands come out and win at 466hz and see everyone scramble to get vintage chanters and drone reed extenders.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-25-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Was there a rise in chanter pitch at the Worlds this year?

I watched a lot of the BBC videos, but didn't test with my tuner. Did pitch rise? If so, to what number? The videos didn't seem drastically sharper this year.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-19-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Scottish Power - aluminium foil?

Reportedly, it worked.
Looks-wise, you'd think they were saving bridies to eat as soon as they walk off the field.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-17-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Low G won't sharpen

Bumping post to see if there was ever a resolution to this problem.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-11-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,420
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Head shakers

Guy comes up to me in a parade with the band:
"Are there actual songs for the bagpipe, or do you just make it up as you go along?"
Me: "Yeah, we're all so magically psychic that 20 of us can make...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-10-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,446
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

I wish the phragmites australis that grows in Michigan was useful for reeds. That invasive junk is taking over.
Forum: Music 08-05-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Rakes of Mallow pipe tune

This has been an interesting discussion. :thumb:
Rakes of Mallow is also a great tune for teaching students high G and D gracenote patterns.
Forum: Music 07-28-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Rakes of Mallow pipe tune

I'd always thought it was an old Irish tune, but I notice Sir Charles Forbes sometimes listed as the composer and also see it alternately titled as "Sir Charles Forbes of Edinglassie's Quickstep."...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-28-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Mini MSR competition. Something I'd like to see.

There are so many nice two parted marches, strathspeys and reels languishing all but unnoticed in our books and archives, save for the occasional dusting off for a medley. It might be a nice addition...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-28-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Low G won't sharpen

Set it at "just temperament", not equal! Just temperament is what bagpipes tune to. Equal is for piano players, guitarists and most of the Western world not playing traditional instruments. Your low...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-25-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Low G won't sharpen

Out of curiosity, I looked up the Braw Tuner app and it seems to have an Equal and Just temperament setting. If you are on Equal temperament, low G will ideally show at 31 cents flat if it's in tune....
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-24-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Mic-ing smallpipes?

For videos and such, I've recently begun using a Zoom Q2N to replace my Blue Snowball. Camera and mic are in one, and it picks up sound well. Can handle up to 120db without distortion, too, so the...
Forum: Music 07-24-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,862
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Irish Funeral

Another good reason to carry a tin whistle. I carry one in place of a sgian dubh.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-23-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,793
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Taps on pipes?

I had a bridezilla who, through many emails of attempted negotiations, would not be dissuaded that the Trumpet Voluntary is better left to a trumpet player or anyone with more than an octave range. ...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-23-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,605
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Video and audio recordings

Test #3 of the Zoom Q2N, finally getting around to making a video of the highland pipes instead of border or smallpipes. I'm not in a studio, just the living room, but it still picks up pretty well. ...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-21-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Scottish Smallpipes - New Reeds for an Old Set

In what part of Michigan are you?
I might be able to meet up and help.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,605
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Video and audio recordings

Tested out the border pipe, today with a quick video. The mic is about four feet from me. Maybe I'll do the highland pipes tomorrow. https://youtu.be/1tiajAQCk0k
Forum: Beer Tent 07-18-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,212
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Pierced Pipers?

I never had any tattoos or piercings. I can think of it possibly affecting some preconceived notions on the client's part, even though it shouldn't. 30 years ago, (in my punk rock days) when I was...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-16-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,605
Posted By TwitchyFingers
Re: Video and audio recordings

William McKenzie, here's the first test. I'll try it on border pipes and highland pipes tonight or tomorrow. Sorry for the train whistles in the background. ;)

https://youtu.be/6yeTXaq3xNA
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