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Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-30-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Squeezing w/Shoulder & Back

I saw this somewhere, so the terminology isn’t mine. However, it is useful. (It may have been Julian Goodacre’s article of bagpipe bags).

Anyway, some people are huggers, and others are squeezers....
Forum: Beer Tent 12-07-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,263
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Roddy MacLeod launches “Hebridean” range of Pipes

From what I understand, it's a lot like golf courses having pros. There are notably different skillsets involved in making a well-made set of pipes and having the ear to tweak and perform.

The...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-07-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Acoustics question

http://www.sounddeadsteel.com/what-is-a-decibel.html

This is a helpful write-up about how to talk about sound volumes, intensities, and power.

Jack
Forum: Music 11-23-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,962
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Help me understand Piobaireachd

Another thing I'll also add to the discussion thus far:

Piobaireachd, when played well, is attention-grabbing and attention-sustaining. One of the marks (usually) of a piobaireachd performance...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-18-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Question on Hardies....

RG Hardie (Robert G.), Joe Henderson, and John Weatherstone opened Hardie bagpipes in the mid 20th century and were renowned for using premium quality wood.

They managed to compete against...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-18-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Stupid Beginner Question: Chanters

The modern bagpipe practice chanter, at least according to Joshua Dickson in https://www.amazon.com/Highland-Bagpipe-Ashgate-Popular-Music/dp/0754666697 , derives from the widely growing reed. Just...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 11-17-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,624
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Left handed student

In Northern Ireland, there is a small but noticeable number of really good players that play right-hand-on-top but bag under left arm.

It looks funny, and it's not the most ergonomic thing in the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-12-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Breathing technique...

The primary bang-for-your-buck thing you should do is work on getting your joints airtight on your pipes. Starting with stock joints and then moving outward. But, specifically to the point about...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-12-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Cleaning ABW chanter...

Check out a video I made for this exact context:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A1umqd2-mQ
Forum: Beer Tent 11-12-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,735
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

Here's my unsolicited two cents on the topic:
Bagpipes are a wet instrument because they are mouth blown. To prevent damage, you have to manage moisture. There are basically only two options, fight...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Why are some better than others?

In my mind, there's the obvious genetic component. But I don't imagine it's a true like good genes mean good piper thing. I would hypothesize that it's more along the lines of predisposition.

I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-02-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Hemping Basics - Securing when done

To the first question about how to secure the final loose end of the hemp, the way the half hitch works is to use its own tension to hold the loose end on. So, do a twist to make a loop, making sure...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-10-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: New MacLellan design

I'm sure a good bit of it had to do with man hours and wood waste. If you can squeeze more parts out of a log, and with less waste, go for it.

There's also something to be said for thinner wood-...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-10-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

I’d be cautious with nail polish and remover, because you're never sure what plastics the remover will eat away. Also, nail polish is a quick way to make a big mess.

It sounds to me like you're...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-03-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Wood safe bagpipe cleaning question

I wouldn't. That much water would be really tough on even the best wood.

What all do you have access to on the pipes? Inside of bag, inside of whatever, etc.

Do you have a local music store?...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-03-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,050
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: The use of Danish Oil in maintaining

I haven't used Rustin's oil for the exterior of my pipes, nor have I ever used anything like it. However, with using anything to restore/improve the lustre of the exterior of your instrument the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,640
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

Definitely prefer the sound of recording number two. I think with the tenors being a little less high-end-dense, it gives the bass some room to breathe and live.

Not a bad sound in these two,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-28-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Identify Pipes

I’d give Ian Murray’s Pipes a look to see whether that’s them or not.
Jack
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-18-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Technique vs. Speed

This is oddball advice, but hear me out.

You have to play both really slowly and too fast. Slow playing allows you to really gone and refine the technical side of the playing.

Then, play it...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: 20mm Drone/Stock Bores - 4,000 year old link to measurements

I’ll preface with this: I want there to be a connection.

However, after a handful of centuries, let alone thousands of years, wouldn’t the bores of an instrument be pretty far removed from the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

I think I may need to clarify a little bit about what I was talking about. When I refer to things sounding wild/reined in, it’s less to do with the tonal quality and more to do with the volume of the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-16-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,299
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Hi Jon, Jack W. here (you and I electronically met on Facebook the other day over this).

I’ve had another question come up. In what way does the locking behavior change when the reed make changes?...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-09-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

I can echo much of what Patrick noted earlier but from a more anecdotal standpoint.

I own and play two very different sets of pipes. My primary set is a set of 2013 Inveran pipes, and my secondary...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-04-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
Re: Vintage Henderson ID Help

Looks to me like the main difference is one set's cleaner in terms of ivory. The bushings look pretty much the same to me otherwise.

Jack
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-01-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 86
Posted By jackhawkpiper97
FS: Canning Brown Drone Reeds Set (Poly bass) - $75

For sale:
Used set of Canning drone reeds with polycarbonate bass reed. These reeds were sent to Glasgow this past summer to be refurbished by Ryan, so they were cleaned and got new bridles and...
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