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Forum: Music 11-15-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Play it As You Sing It

Very interested to hear your thoughts! Thanks for all you do Robert!

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-15-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Flat E on RJM Chanter

Previous post, again, is my last resort before carving. There are other things you could try, involving the reed. But, assuming the rest of your scale sounds good to you, you might not want to futz...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-15-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Flat E on RJM Chanter

Not everyone agrees with this, so take it or leave it ... my last resort (before carving) for a flat note is to tape down the low A somewhat.

This will bring your overall pitch down some, which...
Forum: Music 11-13-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Play it As You Sing It

You and I are one in the same ... in fact, I (jokingly) blame your catalogue for helping to bring about my pipe book addiction!

Also anxious to get me hands on Barry's latest. He hasn't put out a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-13-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Pppiper
Re: McCallum AP2 Acetyl Bagpipes

I "sort of" have a set, in that I noticed that the McCallum drones included as part of the RedPipe Calondia model are bored. I'd assumed that they would simply be non-functional "show drones."

One...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-09-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Drone reeds: Do they vary THAT much?

Air consumption-wise, they CAN vary, though I don't think it should be THAT much. I echo the calls to check the efficiency of the reeds, and be sure they aren't taking too much air. Some reeds are...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Drone tuning trouble

Sorry, one more consideration, be sure your pipes are well set up and efficient.
- Bag is air-tight.
- Blowpipe valve doesn't leak
- Reeds are set in well, and there aren't any leaks
- Stock and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Drone tuning trouble

Hi Pete,

Few things then. Firstly, I highly suggest picking up a couple new chanter reeds. Cane chanter reeds do not age well what-so-ever. The wood dries out, and the longer they go unused (in my...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-07-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By Pppiper
Re: First time jitters

Nothing than the suggestion to remind yourself of reality.

What's the reality? Well, it's that everyone there to listen to you WANTS you to play well. They don't expect it, but they want it....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Drone tuning trouble

Quick addendum to my last.

If you're purposely wanting an actual Bb for your "A" on your chanter, then I maintain that you'll likely need some drone reeds that are designed to utilize a lower...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Drone tuning trouble

Only thing that's dumb are folks who never ask questions when they need to.

This begs a question then, are you purposefully seeking a Bb sound .. that is to say, your "A" on your chanter = 466 hz?...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Drone tuning trouble

Noted. I certainly trust your experience Patrick.

Pete/Clodhopper, please let us know how you get on.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Drone Tuning Trouble

Wow .. that's rad. Didn't know that.

That said though, the lower option is "standard." Thus I'd have thought 466 might still be a bit out of reach for these? No?

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 940
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Drone Tuning Trouble

This would be my suggestion as well. It's my understanding (though I certainly might have gotten the wrong idea somewhere) that many modern day reeds are made rather sharp.

Many pipers either use...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-06-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Playing G major tunes on the smallpipes

What make are your smallpipes?

Some makers have the drone pins all made to be equal diameters, so the tops can be swapped in order to achieve different notes.

Mine are Banton...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Glenfiddich Livestream?

I'm sure they had their reasons, but I wish that they didn't cut out all of the tuning periods. I know it fascinates me to watch them work through the warmups, and ironically, I do believe during the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,725
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Glenfiddich Livestream?

Who/what's missing? Some MSRs?
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-04-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Piobaireachd Documentary

This really is great. Thanks for posting.

Pretty sure I spotted Bob Worrall in the audience at 26:36, on the right.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Heads Up 11-03-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Queens Own Highlanders, Standard Settings

FYI, 3 more copies of Queens Own Highlanders are on Jim's site.

https://piping.on.ca/product/queens-own-highlanders-standard-settings-of-pipe-music/

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Reviews 11-02-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Review: Fusion Bagpipe Case

Feedback helpful. I was questioning it myself.

Thanks all!

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Reviews 10-31-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Review: Fusion Bagpipe Case

Noted, thanks Steve.

To be honest, wasn't sure about background music. This was in many ways an experiment. Appreciate the feedback. All things considered though, with nothing besides talking, I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By Pppiper
Forum: Reviews 10-30-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Review: Fusion Bagpipe Case

Thanks! Glad it's serving its purpose.

You're quite right that 22" interior would be plenty, though I do think bag type will likely make a difference. The hybrid Bannatyne bag I'm using at the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-30-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By Pppiper
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-29-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,424
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Backpack style pipe case

Ha ... it is a lot. And of course, it'll vary.

For me, part of the "full setup" is due to the fact that my practice space isn't in my house. It's a storage area I need to drive to. So if/when I...
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