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Forum: Music 04-19-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
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Re: O Canada

A decent reference. This particular rendition requires a minor 3rd and a flat 5th - the former of which is possibly doable on the highland pipes, the latter not
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-19-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Re: Learning Uilleann Pipes - a YouTube series

Yes, I have noticed that. Indeed something I need to keep working at, especially since I've adjusted where the bag sits below my arm

I definitely experience both of these - good to know it's...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-18-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Re: Learning Uilleann Pipes - a YouTube series

Hey Jeff! I'm sure that's true - Leah is a bandmate so I'll take your word for it.

Yes, with the experience of becoming moderately proficient at the highland pipes (and remembering how long that...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-18-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Learning Uilleann Pipes - a YouTube series

Hey all!

It's been a hot minute since I posted about this so for those who might have missed it, I'd like to introduce you to a YouTube series I'm making that documents what the process of...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-03-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,658
Re: The reverse hands challenge



I did about 30 seconds of prep before filming this - just wanted to get the finger placement right.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-16-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,278
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

Still is - their GrIV band got two AGLs at Stone Mountain this past year.

Forum: Music 01-15-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Re: Did "Scotland the Brave" originate with "O'Donnell Abu"?

Just a personal opinion, but I don't get the sense that either is derivative of the other.

They share some similar structures - chord changes and whatnot - but even from my limited exposure...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-31-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Happy New Year!

I'm a moderately skilled smallpiper and a nascent uilleann piper and couldn't help myself today by banging out this personal arrangement of Auld Lang Syne (https://youtu.be/_NMAZWD0onE) on both...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-23-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Re: Learning Uilleann Pipes


Still have to remind myself every time I pick them up

Yeah, I know. I have a whole new slew of crossing noises to learn how to eliminate. After 5 years of highland piping, I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-20-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Re: Learning Uilleann Pipes

I don't, although I am also aware of what you mention. I'd like to pick up whistles some day, but that's probably an endeavor best saved for a good year or so from now.

Thanks for following!
Forum: Music 12-18-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,057
Re: Lament at funerals

My favorite is Gordon Duncan's The Sleeping Tune but when given the choice by the client I will also often opt for Going Home or Hector the Hero
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-16-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Learning Uilleann Pipes

I've just started learning this wonderful instrument and decided to record the process for posterity and will be uploading videos once or twice a month to my Youtube channel. First episode was just...
Forum: Music 10-14-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Re: Celtic Farewell - Sweeney

Yes, I played it with a school band and used my Bb chanter which I strongly recommend.
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-28-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Re: Do results transfer between PBAs?

Thanks gentlemen, I understand now. Much appreciated
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-26-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Do results transfer between PBAs?

I was recently in Tulsa for the 40th annual ScotFest and competed both with my band and as a soloist. The competition was sanctioned by the MWPBA and the results have been posted...
Forum: Music 09-17-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
Re: New 6/8 March: 1,000 Hours


It's not the first thing I've written, but it is the first full tune!

Previous efforts include a Suo Gan arrangement w/harmony (music (http://bit.ly/PeterPiperSuoGan)|audio...
Forum: Music 09-17-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,377
New 6/8 March: 1,000 Hours

I just hit 1,000 hours of practice after starting piping some 5.5 years ago. I was noodling on the PC and this melody just came out and the end result is 1,000 Hours (http://bit.ly/1000Hours68March),...
Forum: Music 09-04-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

All the references* I pulled show you need a full octave below the first note - given that we don't have a low F, how do you handle this?

* I even tried playing along with Ella...
Forum: Music 09-03-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Jazz standards for GHB?

Hey all,

This weekend I had the great pleasure to join the house band (https://www.facebook.com/PeterBaileyBagpiper/videos/939244639758273/) at a fantastic jazz bar near where I live. We played...
Forum: Music 07-02-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Re: Can anyone identify this tune, please?


Thanks for that info - with that I think I found the video you're talking about - or at least a recording of the same march off

Forum: Music 06-24-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Re: Can anyone identify this tune, please?

Hey Steve,

Where's the recording from? I know this tune and it's one of my favorites but I've never heard a pipe band perform it.

Just curious. Thanks!
Forum: Beer Tent 05-31-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,278
Re: Taps on pipes?

I'll play it if asked but I don't market myself in that way.

So far I've only done so once - a Veterans Day event where I also played a bit of a parade/processional before the ceremony - I'm...
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-10-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Re: Learning to march

Ok - interesting - what's the goal here? Put me off balance?

In terms of the "back and forth" my current practice is

- 4 beats forward
- 4 beats marking time
- 4-6 beats turning
- 2-4 beats...
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-09-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,619
Learning to march

Hey all!

I'll be attending my first solo competition in about 4 weeks time. I feel pretty good with my material but two of the events are marches - 2/4 and 6/8.

I've found that I struggle with...
Forum: Music 04-10-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,205
Re: New Suo Gān arrangement & harmony

Hey - thanks for the nice comments. No, the workshop didn't cover that because it was only 90 minutes and he had to start from the beginning - keys a GHB chanter can play, etc.

However, I do have...
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