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Forum: Piobaireachd Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Grade 4 Piobaireachd tunes

What are the rules of your piping association regarding Grade 4 piobaireachd?

You are in Yucca Valley, in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Your association would be The Western...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Hugh MacCallum on Practicing

In a recent Pipes!Drums article Hugh MacCallum is quoted as saying

"I tried to play the pipes every day, but I wasn’t one of those people who played for hours on the practice chanter. I felt...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Billy Connolly and Aberdeenshire

In his book "Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country", Sir Billy writes


"Pamela and I had a place in Aberdeenshire, and every year a local pipe band would march up my drive, play...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Wireless Hygrometer Sensor and Data Logger

Very nice! Great minds, eh?

I don't have an i-anything though, just a Samsung phone and tablet.

Thank you for that.

tomm
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-30-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Wireless Hygrometer Sensor and Data Logger

I ordered one from the states anyway. It came to $114 and then duty and taxes when it gets here. I figured that the cost was pretty much in the ballpark of anything bagpipe related. :)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-30-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Wireless Barometric Sensor and Data Logger

Bluetooth Wireless Barometric Sensor Beacon and Data Logger for iOS and Android. ...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-28-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Adding blank line in BMW

Yes!

That works great! :thumb:

Thank you Phil

You can only have one of them at a time.
You can control the size of the blank space using the font size parameter.
You can put it before...
Forum: Music 05-23-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Is it supposed to sound like that? availability

In the back on my book it gives a contact address as

Carolyn Watts, 6720 Platinum Drive, Boise, Idaho, 83704, USA

and a web address, www.jollypiperman.com (http://www.jollypiperman.com), which...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-23-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Adding blank line in BMW

As far as I am aware, after consulting the help text, there are only these types of text

"Title",(T,L,0,0,Times New Roman,16,700,0,0,18,0,0,0)
"Type",(Y,C,0,0,Times New Roman,14,400,0,0,18,0,0,0)...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Lee and Sons Bagpipes

I have a Lee & Sons serial number 10, in African blackwood and full holly (The Hollywood :woot:), and nickel sliders. I have had them for almost 2 years now.

I reeded them with Kinnaird Edge drone...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-02-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Four part (maybe five, max) Pibroch recommendations?

Bob Pekaar's Tune Encyclopedia can also be consulted to answer queries like this

List of Four Parted Piobaireachds...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-01-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Four part (maybe five, max) Pibroch recommendations?

I would recommend Jimmy McIntosh's book "Ceol Mor for the Great Highland Bagpipe (https://www.thepipershut.com/product-p/ceolmor.htm)". It is an excellent book based on the teachings of the Bobs of...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-01-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Book for young bagpiper....

Sandy Chisholm's Chanter Lessons (https://www.amazon.com/Sandy-Chisholms-Chanter-Lessons-Williams/dp/0968410006)


The Magic Bagpipe (https://www.amazon.com/The-Magic-Bagpipe/dp/0951323016)
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-27-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Bagpipe Music Writer Gold

I plug in the speaker port of my computer to the input of a digital recorder that produces MP3 files. I use a ZOOM but any suitable device could be used. I adjust the volume on the computer and then...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-23-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Stan Lee got bagpipes!

ABC News Coverage (https://abcn.ws/2Gb1mER) at 02:05 for about 10 seconds shows the band members.
Forum: Side / Snare 02-23-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Mapex Quantum drums

Looking at the Mapex site (http://quantummarching.com/mapex-marching-drums/) shows zero evidence of them even offering a pipe band snare drum. So that could be a clue.

I would say NO!, and maybe...
Forum: Side / Snare 02-21-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Premier HTS-800 + Evans PB-SB1A + ???

After asking around we finally decided on the

Evans SS14MS3C Clear Marching Snare Side Drum Head, 14 Inch...
Forum: Side / Snare 02-20-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Premier HTS-800 + Evans PB-SB1A + ???

We are thinking of using the Evans PB-SB1A by Stephen Creighton...
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-11-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

Excellent! :thumb:



Thank you David.


tomm
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-11-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

David, is there any chance you could publish the links to the Audio and Video presentations separately? The PDF refers to these media but they are inaccessible from the document.


tomm
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-11-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

Thank you David! Perfect! :thumb:


I was reading the ePub version on my Android Samsung Tablet last night and really enjoying the book (despite the conversion difficulties).
I was learning about...
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-10-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

The Ebook Convertor in Apple iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-ebook-converter/id890503038?mt=8)


.mobi please.


tomm
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-10-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

Works for text but very, very painful for everything else. It appears, from the quote, that it hasn't actually been tested on any other OS or platform. YMMV.

Just so you know, the market share for...
Forum: Music 01-09-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile (https://www.patrickmclaurin.com/tunedatabase/find.php?titlemac=Yes&phpcomposer=Rugg,%20William,%20Sergeant&compmac=Yes&orderbythis=book&Submit=Submit&fuzzy=Yes)

The Gordon...
Forum: Side / Snare 01-08-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Where is Eric Ward?

Bleary and District Grade 1 are taking another year off. (https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/grade-1-bleary-district-taking-another-year-off/)

It is reported that Eric Ward has parted ways with...
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