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Forum: Music Today, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By CalumII
Re: YT Copyright Claim - Castle Dangerous

No, sheet music doesn't have anything to do with the licensing of music for performance, which runs under a different set of rules entirely.
Forum: Piobaireachd Yesterday, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By CalumII
Re: Donald MacLeod instructional tapes: beginner sequence?

Yes, I saw they were on Spotify - a curious decision, since it's one of the few resources that will sell until the end of time. I know the Bobs CDs are a steady earner for Greentrax year on year,...
Forum: Piobaireachd Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By CalumII
Donald MacLeod instructional tapes: beginner sequence?

If you listen to some of the "beginner" tunes that Donald MacLeod recorded, there seem to be quite clear hints that they are following a specific sequence. In once, he will explain the crunluath...
Forum: Competing Pipers Yesterday, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By CalumII
Re: Recording for Online Competitions

I agree about taking it too far, but also, no microphone is as good as a human ear, and it's important to recognise that what it picks up is only part of the puzzle. Pretending the dry signal...
Forum: Music 08-12-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By CalumII
Re: The Lamentation of Owen Roe O'Neill?

PS, just to avoid confusion, this is in "key of bagpipe" - two sharps implied but not written.
Forum: Music 08-12-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By CalumII
Re: The Lamentation of Owen Roe O'Neill?

Here is my rough sketch of one way of accommodating it. It falls off the end of the scale in both directions, but not by much. You need a G sharp (fingered x oxx xoox on most GHB chanters) and you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-08-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By CalumII
Re: Ganaan PC

There is a page about the company here:


https://www.bcpipers.org/2020/05/ganaan-highland-manufacturing-ltd/


I understand the enthusiasm for establishing a strong brand, but I think when you...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-08-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By CalumII
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By CalumII
Re: Extra notes

It won't work on *any* GHB chanter, at least none I've ever tried. Creating a chanter that does this involves quite a lot of work balancing hole size and position. Patrick's chanter is is in some...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-06-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By CalumII
Re: An experiment for PC pitch!

Thanks Richard! (And Andrew, I hope your head isn't too sore today...)
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-05-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By CalumII
An experiment for PC pitch!

I'd like to gather a little data on practice chanter reeds and pitches. The purpose of this is to try and make some predictions about reed pitch and chanter pitch.



If you need a tuner, the...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 08-05-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,704
Posted By CalumII
Re: Better teaching methods?

100%. One thing I do once all the basics are under control and we're a few tunes in is get them to acquire a big book of standards like the green Seaforths book and I get them to spend a few minutes...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-04-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By CalumII
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Haha, I know what you mean. So far it has been really friendly, and I think I've made it clear in the rules that it's a no-tolerance zone for rudeness or negative feedback that isn't backed by...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 08-03-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By CalumII
Re: Practice Chanter Reed - Warped by Sun

Good luck! For heating them up, I'd try an over set at about 50C, not much more, and once it's been in for a few minutes just turn it off and leave it to cool.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-02-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By CalumII
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

There's a shot in that Pathe clip, at 1.01 - maybe I'm imagining it but I'm convinced one of those soldiers is Hamish Henderson. It was his idea to put all the pipe bands floating around in Italy...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piping and Covid

One should distinguish between fitness and health. Certainly piping can only make you fitter; whether that means much in terms of health, well, maybe. I'm not sure what effect it can have against...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 08-01-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By CalumII
Re: Practice Chanter Reed - Warped by Sun

In theory, if you took them to bits, bound them to a round thing of the right curvature, heated them up again, and cooled them, and tied them back into a reed, they should work just fine.


In...
Forum: Music 07-28-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By CalumII
Re: Leaving Friday Harbor

The name of the collection is Bothwell Boy - a google search throws up plenty of results, though I've just seen that it's dated 1998 (sure not) in which case it might be too old to have Leaving...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-27-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By CalumII
Re: Question on silver...

Short answer - no, there was no requirement that silver be hallmarked[1], and you do see silver sets from time to time without. Anything made since 1973 *should* have been hallmarked by law, but I...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By CalumII
Re: Piping via Skype/Zoom or whatever

There are two things that happen - one, yes, a normal microphone will be overloaded by a bagpipe. Sticking it under a cushion or further away or both might help a bit. Two, a lot of these systems...
Forum: Music 07-26-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By CalumII
Re: Sruth Gu Bhatarsaigh

Crunluath a few weeks ago I think: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000khvz
Forum: Music 07-26-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By CalumII
Re: Sruth Gu Bhatarsaigh

A literal translation might be "a current to Vatersay", but a more literal translation of the sentiment would be "carry me [home] to Vatersay".


One thing to be wary of is that Gaelic song is no...
Forum: Pipe Bands 07-25-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By CalumII
Re: Road to the Isles plus ????

How about the 51st Highland Division at Wadi Akarit?



https://pipetunes.ca/tunes/51st-Highland-Division-at-Wadi-Akarit/


A nice little jaunty tune with a similar feel but would pair up...
Forum: Music 07-25-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By CalumII
Re: Skansen Reel

That does seem very plausible! It was puzzling me why someone would write a tune named after a construction company without some trace of it being left.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-25-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By CalumII
Re: Early Canntaireachd Recordings

Yes, Tobar an Dualchais and possibly the Alan Lomax archives are almost certain to host the earliest known recordings. The value of making sound recordings of source musicians of content of this...
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