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Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-06-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,977
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pipers in the old days

I take it back. This was not William Ross. This was James Campbell, the Queen's Piper after Ross.
Forum: Music 12-01-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,254
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Am I really expected to play double d-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

These are most certainly played not only at the highest level, but well below the highest level. Yes, it's hard, but D gracenotes tend to be our weakest gracenote. I needed pages and pages to cover...
Forum: Music 11-23-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Mull of Kintyre - rant

In the original recording the only melody the pipes play is the chorus. The rest of the time they play harmony notes. The pipes are accompaniment. The vocal is the star of the show. It's not really...
Forum: Music 09-16-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia Abuse

This is a fantastic site, Patrick. I use it all the time and recommend it constantly. It's without question the most comprehensive music pipe music index on the planet.


Jim
Forum: Beer Tent 07-22-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pipetunes.ca question

I haven't heard of this problem before, but using a different browser sounds like a good idea. If you still have a problem please contact me at info@pipetunes.ca


Cheers,
jim
Forum: Beer Tent 06-30-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,192
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Atherton Pipes - Ross Bag

I use five clamps with any Ross bag I install. There was a time not too long ago when Ross bags were all sold with five clamps -- this was the the way for decades. I still sell all of my Ross bags...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-27-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,355
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Robertson bagpipes

Hard to tell from the limited pics, but I would say Sřren's set certainly is not Brazilwood. I've only ever had a couple of Brazilwood sets of any kind. African blackwood can have a slight reddish...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-04-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Colin Ross RIP

pipesdrums Colin Ross obit (https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/colin-ross-1934-2019/)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Colin Ross RIP

I enjoyed my few times with him. And he made me some great instruments and reeds.
JM
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Rob Crabtree Smallpipe Question

I'm pretty sure it was a mouthblown Shepherd D smallpipe.
JM
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-28-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,518
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Dojo university?

I agree with Calum here. The number of embellishments that are played ahead of the beat can be counted on one hand.* The concepts are not difficult if you understand them. Many "old guys" to whom...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-25-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Just came upon this thread and thought I would chime in.

This chanter is quite different from the old Gael, which was meant to go at 470.

The AURORA JM chanter will pitch between 472 and 478,...
Forum: Music 02-25-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: history of tune

Peter MacKenzie Warren was written by a Scottish accordion player named Tom Muirhead, who was associated with the Shotts and Dykehead band. The band started one of their medleys with the tune back in...
Forum: Music 01-22-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Where the Beat Falls on High G Doubling

I've always contended that high A and high G doublings are more properly "throws" than standard doublings like F, E, D, C and B. They are much more like a D throw and I would put the beat at the end...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-26-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,978
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

Tempos continue to adjust downward even in recent decades. In the 1970s-early 80s, top soloists were usually playing competition marches at 70-72 bpm. Today 64-68 is the norm. Strathspeys at that...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-08-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Highland Bagpipe Makers-Vol 2 Jeannie Campbell

Jeannie asked me to let folks here know that I carry both books as well.


https://piping.on.ca/product/more-highland-bagpipe-makers-by-jeannie-campbell/


Jim
Forum: Music 11-04-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Christmas Carols for Bagpipes

Lots of carols mixed in among the hymns here on my pipetunes.ca (https://pipetunes.ca/) site:

Hymns and carols....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-02-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,635
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Inverness pipers 1894 pic

I'm pretty sure those are competition medals. That was the fashion in those days.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-02-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,635
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Inverness pipers 1894 pic

Don't want to be accused of cross-posting, but I just posted about my new website in the Industry News below, and realized that a never-before-published picture on my new homepage might be of...
Forum: Industry News 11-02-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 693
Posted By Jim McGillivray
New McGillivray Piping website is up

Hey Folks:

New website is up with an expanded product line. Vintage pipes are still there, as is the archive. Under 'Specials' you'll find other vintage items, including collectible music...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-16-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Sibelius and Universal Piper

Can you be a bit more specific about what Reaper is called? When Google "Reaper" I can about a billion hits, none of which has anything to do with sound.....


Thanks,
Jim
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-15-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Sibelius and Universal Piper

Hey Folks:


I want to use the Sibelius playback more effectively. I use the plugins to put all the technique on the beat, and I've installed Universal Piper to get a better bagpipe sound. But I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-13-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,226
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

My school band does a spring concert each year and a couple of times we've done a practice chanter number with half a dozen pipers and it has always gone over very well. A good concert requires...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,226
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

No matter what pitch your practice chanter is at, I vehemently disagree with the idea that we shouldn't worry if it's "not in tune" because it's not a performance instrument. With apologies for any...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,103
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

I think the blame goes on the person responsible for hiring the piper. Not much due diligence here.

JM
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