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Forum: Beer Tent 12-24-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,051
Posted By hooks
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

An old saying but true: de gustibus non disputandum est.

Dave
Forum: Webmaster & Software 12-01-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By hooks
Tune composing app

It seems to me that these days that there is an app for just about any need we

may have, which got me thinking.

Is there an app which composes bagpipe tunes ?

I'm not aware of any such...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,610
Posted By hooks
Re: Catalin Question....

I wonder if any other makers are using this Resin Ivory + S product.

Is it freely available on the open market or exclusive to Dunbars ?

How long has it been in use ?

Dave
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,957
Posted By hooks
Re: The GPB (Great Pakistani Bagpipes)

How do they always get the drones to tune right down on the mounts ?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-24-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,584
Posted By hooks
Why are some better than others?

I am sure most of us have pondered this question at some time.
It could refer to sport , art or a thousand and one other activities.
In particular I am interested to know why some bagpipers are...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-16-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By hooks
Re: Holding PC aloft?

For once I agree with what Andrew said
Dave
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 08-03-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By hooks
Re: Practice Chanter Reed - Warped by Sun

You say that they were in your pipe case. I sure hope your pipes weren't in there too.
Dave
Forum: Music 05-25-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By hooks
Re: Composition methodology

I see where you are coming from Twitchy particularly your comments about two and four part tunes.I had the feeling my tune could have ended after two parts but for the want of something better to do...
Forum: Music 05-23-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By hooks
Re: Composition methodology

Thanks for the replies folks. Some great tips there for me to try.

I think my worst mistake was to run before I could walk in composing a 4 part march before something a bit less challenging.My...
Forum: Music 05-22-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By hooks
Composition methodology

Like many pipers looking for new ways to avoid going stir crazy during lockdown I decided to try my hand at composing .A not too difficult 2/4 march might be the way to go I thought so I set about...
Forum: Music 04-12-2020, 12:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,887
Posted By hooks
Re: Cock O' the North by P.M. D. Smith 1917

I guess it's true "de gustibus non disputandum est "
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-05-2020, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By hooks
Re: Loose chrome mount

I'll second that Scot
Dave
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-10-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By hooks
Re: Band reeds - what do you use?

We use Husk ridge cut reeds. Usually pitch 476 to 480 in older MacCallum band chanters, depending on the weather.
Very reliable reeds.


Dave
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,689
Posted By hooks
Re: Atherton Pipes - Ross Bag

Hi Repip,
I have always used a Moose bag with my Atherton MD's .The collars are very tight and there is absolutely no need to use any clamps.Never had any problems with air leakage .I tie the...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,332
Posted By hooks
Re: Tunes with Great Stories Behind Them?

You could look here for some interesting stories. http://plheineman.net/behindthetunes.htm

Dave
Forum: Music 05-08-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,427
Posted By hooks
Re: 4 parted 4/4 march

Jack's Welcome Home


Dave
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-27-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By hooks
Re: ID please

Some of the mounts are loose. They are threaded on and are definitely only one part.



The cord grooves are not combed. It may look like that in the pics but on close inspection there are a few...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-26-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By hooks
ID please

https://photos.app.goo.gl/cpT1SH45coSkJRPk6


These pipes were recently donated to our band with a short history.


They were originally owned by a " young man "who tended sheep on the Isle of...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-22-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,470
Posted By hooks
Re: Who makes this reed?

It has a plastic look about it or is that just the way the light is shining on it.


Dave
Forum: Beer Tent 04-10-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Posted By hooks
Re: Flapper hinge...up or down?

I find it hard to believe that these things are still used today when we have more reliable devices to choose from.
Dave
Forum: Beer Tent 03-25-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,732
Posted By hooks
Re: Steel-heel shoe taps?

I found the noise made by heel taps to be very annoying. Apart from the


slipperiness already mentioned I noticed that the steel wore down rather


quickly.


I had the heels replaced...
Forum: Music 03-17-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,710
Posted By hooks
Re: Favorite sea shanties anyone?

An old favourite hereb in Oz is Botany Bay


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEYseM_R6Hk


Dave
Forum: Beer Tent 03-06-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By hooks
Re: Ever feel like you've "Lost it"?

In my case it's caused by too many birthdays


Dave
Forum: Music 02-25-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By hooks
Re: history of tune

This site may be of interest to you
http://plheineman.net/behindthetunes.htm
Dave
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-23-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By hooks
Re: Hagan bagpipes

The condition of these pipes is given as "new "yet the seller says "Played these pipes for years..."
Are they new or used?
Dave
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