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Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

I thought everyone had a small balance for their record player stylus weight?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

If you cut really small bits of tape such as tunetape, you can get it to work. Try sizes such as 3mm sq. It doesn’t take much weight to effect the pitch.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,687
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

The tenors in the first recording sounded more buzzy to me. I listened using my iPad. It seemed like the chanter/drone balance was impacted in the first recording because of this, although in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-26-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,751
Posted By Green Piper
Re: 2020 setup?

My setup hasn’t changed, although I have tried some other reed combos. I still come back to:

Drones - Robertson
Drone reeds - Ezee tenors, Rocket bass
Chanter - Shepherd ABW
Chanter reed -...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,214
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

They did bring the visible CPL’s back. As I heard it, some competitors (not sure if band or solo) got stroppy about their CPL and gave judges flack. If this is the case, then I understand why they...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-22-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,214
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

In WUSPBA the CPL’s are made available to the competitor. I really like judge feedback followed by a indication on where in the grade my performance fits. It means that you’re competing “against” the...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,214
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

I have found the critiques posted on my playing to be extremely useful.

Maybe I have just got to the point in my learning in which I can accept experienced pipers’ viewpoints on my playing without...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-04-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,214
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

I think it’s a great resource, and friendly. I posted my second tune a couple of days’ ago and am looking forward to comments/suggestions.

I wholeheartedly encourage its use.

Charlie
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Piping and COVID

I think what the OP is suggesting is that given the extra work placed on the pulmonary system through piping, that pipers may be less susceptible to side effects of Coronavirus.

This seems...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By Green Piper
Re: The 2020 Celtic Events vs. Coronavirus

It was only a matter of time. When I decided not to enter the Friday piob competition, we called the owners of the cabin we’d booked. They sounded concerned, but quickly realized that only wanted to...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-21-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,214
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Anyway.....

I posted a recording and got excellent feedback!

Thank-you guys. I have not yet fully managed to read them thoroughly, but I will. It is also reassuring that aspects of my playing...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,214
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Well I disagree. We play/perform for other people’s appreciation. As humans, we “like” or “dislike” things.

When I do finally get round to posting for critique, please don’t feel that you cannot...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,214
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

I have signed up, but not yet made a recording/video, but I will for sure.

Thank-you for doing this.

Charlie
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,214
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Surely you can say “I like it because.........” or “I don’t like it because..........”

I’d be happy with criticism of either type as long as the value statement is qualified with the reason. It is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By Green Piper
Which is your priority with drone reed? chanter interaction or standalone drone sound

It really stated with drone sound. When I got the drones, I tried different reed combos and settled on the Ezee tenors and Rocket bass. I also tried Kinnairds, which were good. I didn’t put a lot of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-16-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Which is your priority with drone reed? chanter interaction or standalone drone s

Had a good chat with my instructor almost a year ago about this. He was quite adamant that for him drone sound is first. After that, find a chanter/reed combo that works with it in terms of volume...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-12-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Best Bagpipe for Beginners or Pros

Totally trustworthy given the credentials of the writer and “expert”

I must remember the name of this website and avoid it at all costs!

Charlie
Forum: Beer Tent 06-03-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Respiratory droplets aerosolized pushed out the drones?

Makes sense, it seems to be more infectious via the eyes.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-03-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By Green Piper
Forum: Adult Pipers 05-19-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Hand exercises

Jack Lee showed a bunch of us those finger stretches a number of years ago. They certainly help keep fingers a bit more supple.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-13-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,567
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

I don’t know, I am still practicing though.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,567
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Maybe the worst piece of piping advice I received was “keep practicing, you will make a half decent piper one day”
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Respiratory droplets aerosolized pushed out the drones?

While I haven’t seen data, my hypothesis is that respiratory droplets could exit the drones.

My reasoning, which may be flawed is that if I can detect moisture in my drone tops after playing,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By Green Piper
bag for second set

Scot,

Something to consider depending upon where you live and how wet a blower you are: I currently play a Gannaway. It is pretty dry here and I am a drier blower than I used to be, but I haven’t...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,268
Posted By Green Piper
Re: bag for second set

Scot,

I have a Lee and Sons cowhide with zipper for sale, size is small. Played only for a couple of weeks. It may work for you, may not.
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