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Forum: Beer Tent 06-11-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By codart
Re: International travel with Technopipes


I travel extensively with mine and always take it out and place it next to laptop etc seperate in the tray.

one additional tip that really helps is to find out the equivalent word for...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-22-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By codart
Re: David Glen Edinburgh Collection

Hi Heatherbelle - the rules for CLASP changed in past couple of years - You can compete in Grade 3 for Ground only and/or Full, G2 & G1 are full only.(all grades are playing from set tune lists) .
Forum: Music 04-20-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By codart
Re: Queen Elizabeth II Salute

Hi Guys

These tunes QE2 and Cabar Feidh Gu Brath have been recently listed on the set tunes list for Clasp competition - take a look at the National piping centre elearning page - you can take a...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-14-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By codart
Re: Oops. Wrong band concert!

maybe a collaboration -- the red hot piper peppers, now all we need is some dancers called pickle and we have a nice tongue twister
Forum: Music 11-22-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By codart
Re: Practice chanter on CD?

Hello Michael

The links provided are excellent so nothing more to add there but a tip i use is to open the file in quicktime player then go to AV controls and use the slider to drop the pitch to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By codart
Re: Analog vs Digital

1. Manometer without a doubt
2. assuming steady blowing then i would go with ears.
3. neither - trust the foot of the PM, if you are the PM then the band are wrong if they are not with you :thumb:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-14-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,437
Posted By codart
Re: Suggestions for breathing exercises?

in.... then out....

then repeat for rest of your life :)
Forum: Music 08-23-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By codart
Re: Help figuring out some tunes?

one thing that really helped me to learn to sight read:

Get a book like scots guards - scan through and randomly select a tune - take a look at the time signature - lets say its a 3/4 now think of...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-28-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,956
Posted By codart
Re: Bagpipediscs.com no longer bagpipediscs.com......

I think some have too much time on their hands. When i get to the point where my piping is at the level that i need to worry about how many dots are in a sentence then it will be time to take up a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-24-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,551
Posted By codart
Re: Airstream or Flexistick?

Hi - i also had one of the original flexi sticks which leaked but Alastair resolved this a few years ago and replaced it with updated design which has been flawless ever since - you can adjust the...
Forum: Competing Pipers 12-31-2016, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,317
Posted By codart
Re: "Acceptable" competition tunes for BOTH Grade 2 & 3

For me personally there is nothing extra i can add in playing an additional two parts but a heck of a lot that i can take away :thumb:

2 extra parts = more opportunity to screw things up :)
Forum: Beer Tent 12-31-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,685
Posted By codart
Re: Buttons anyone?

if you google for Kilt jacket buttons you will get a few hits - several places including ebay sell sets of 5 or more but often the quality is poor.

i know MacGregor & MacDuff do some good quality...
Forum: Music 10-12-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Posted By codart
Re: Meg Macrae


Its in 'His complete compositions' (Duncan Johnstone)

Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-01-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By codart
Re: Bass reed for Naill pipes

I tried a few - Selbies go very well but for band use i found them unforgiving of less than perfect strike ins. Cannings work very nicely but are quite mellow.

I was very satisfied with Cane bass...
Forum: Music 06-20-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,485
Posted By codart
Re: Italian anthem - can it be done?


yes it works - my previous band do some trips to Italy and this was part of our repertoire...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-13-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,177
Posted By codart
Re: Driving in Scotland


I sometimes drive in France - and even if you are used to driving a stick shift it is really weird to have to use your other hand to do it... automatic is not essential but it removes one...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-24-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,066
Posted By codart
Re: Best drying material for moisture control

A few years ago i was experimenting trying to answer the same question - i had the tube/bottle trap with a cloth but wanted to 'upgrade'

I found a company in north of England that specialise in...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 03-20-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,336
Posted By codart
Re: Balancing School, Work, Sports, Piping/Drumming

Hi luismxpiper49

You are commenting on a post from 2005 so not sure what kind of response you will get but i would imagine to you the piping is very important but to your parents your grades are...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-02-2016, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By codart
Re: Tuning

A different reed could and probably would give different results - as could reed manipulation.. like others said it may change when blown in but in meantime you are playing with a bad F

If you...
Forum: Music 01-22-2016, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By codart
Re: Italian Tunes for GHB


What about the Italian national anthem - fits quite well on the pipes and is relatively simple to play ?

My previous band did a few Italian trips and it usually goes down very well with the...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-26-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,631
Posted By codart
Re: Which Pipes are the Best?

You already answered your own question "My personal favorite that I've heard played was a set of 1911 Hendersons" - so at this time they are the best to your ear, that may change in time or it may...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-24-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,973
Posted By codart
Re: 2015 WPBC Question about Triumph Street PB

I was at the Green and this image was broadcast in closeup view in the big screens in the Grade 1 arena, these was a collective gasp around me when we realised that it was broadcast for all to see -...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-31-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By codart
Re: Drone Reeds Won't Shut Off

yes when i say move the bridle down i mean to make the tongue shorter - i get your point about terminology but there are only two ways to move the bridle.... up or down which depending on the type of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-31-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By codart
Re: Drone Reeds Won't Shut Off


Try going the other way.

Move the bridle down until it makes no sound at all, then in very small increments move the bride back up until it sound but shuts off under little pressure, then...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-24-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,058
Posted By codart
Re: tuning/adjustment of Selbie Drone Reeds

Removing the rubber wrap and replacing with hemp should allow you to get the drone further in and also will from my experience be more secure,

in addition make sure the bridles are adjusted...
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