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Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-27-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,504
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Tone Protector vrs. Pipers Pal

Would the chamber size make a difference in terms of mold growth? And weather it is vented (with or without a stick).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: How to deal with Flat Cs

A bridal might help. A dental rubber band wrapped tight above the wrapping. Maybe...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-03-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: The Mental Game

That is a fantastic question. What is the difference between technique development and the mental aspect. Is there a disconnect between average teaching styles and what one really needs to improve?...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-18-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,721
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Breath size

As I understand it, yes. A full breath and blowing the bag completely full again and then keep going (diaphragm blowing). A quick inhale and then a long blow again.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Morrill Bagpipes?

I got to listen and play a set at the WUSPBA AGM. Great looking with a lot of the natural wood grain patterns on display. They sounded great. I think each set is custom.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Pipe Band Research

That map might have been at Pipe-Band.com or some such. It looks to be shut down but it had a great list and highland games too. There was a thread on this site - I wonder if the owner might still...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-12-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Health of Pipe Bands? Competitive & Performance Bands

Does it match the aging and interest in the local St. Andrews Society?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-14-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Why Logan's Tutor

I think the Pipers Dojo also has an approach. I haven't looked at all of it, though.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-03-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,081
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Old "paper clip trick" for cane drone reeds

I found it frustrating because it seemed i needed to adjust the clip at the beginning and later in a practice. It needed to stay in the reed, but took some adjustment regularly. Maybe i just didn't...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-30-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,254
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: What PC reeds do you like?

Walsh, Hagen, and Leiken are some that work great for me.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Roddick Drone Reeds Reviews?

It looks like standard or inverted.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-16-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Portable recording hardware and software

The PipeHacker website has a good setup discussion. I don't remember the specifics, but it is all spelled out and the recordings there are good.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-21-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Steady pressure and repurposing equipment.

I like the water manometer. They sell one at the Pipers Dojo and it can be used for steadiness training as well as a visual guide for calibration of reeds.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,925
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Boyle's Law and Bag Size

I think big bags were a fad. Seems these days better-fit is more important. So if you don't feel right or comfortable with a big bag, find a better fitting one.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-23-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,318
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Does a new chanter reed need to "break in"?

If you break in a reed, i think it only gets a little easier. So i bet it is best to get a reed fairly close to your comfort level of strength.
After it breaks in, hopefully it is more consistent...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-04-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Can't hear my pipes

If I understand, it sounds like you are doing well. You don't want to be identifiable in the band. So if you can hear yourself, then so can the PM and an audience or judge and you are not blending....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-26-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,003
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Bagpipe Chanter Reeds Issues.

Wild guess - could the tuner have been reading the next note up? Then the tape brought it back to reading a high pitch of the actual note?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-24-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Rubber bands

I think placing a band just above the wrapping can help stabilize a reed that is acting inconsistent. It also makes the low notes sharper (and the whole reed sharper and easier).
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-07-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,504
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: David Naill Pipes

Great set of pipes. The only I have ever owned...so I don't have anything to compare against. I have played many different drone reeds and chanters successfully.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-21-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Tuner our tone generator

I think the Murray Professional Bagpipe Tuner has a tone generator that will do a scale and adjust with the LA pitch you set. For pipe chanters.
Forum: Competition Results 05-22-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Albuquerque Breakdown

I believe:
Saturday (QMM):

High Desert 1st
Michael Collins 2nd

Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-19-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Kinnaird reeds stopping (please help)

Only because this isn't on your list, did you try and scoot the bridal a little so more tongue is exposed? Just small amounts at a time and testing until it stops cutting out.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-17-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,578
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Old Better than New?

My buddies have an ongoing conversation about objects. Pipes made by a specific maker vs the reproductions now available. Do you care about the actual process or the "story" about the instrument,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Outside and middle Tenor stocks - difference?

I can't see a difference and I don't think there is supposed to be, but over 20 years there is a difference in how tight the hemp is if I accidentally switch the two.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-05-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,265
Posted By Nathaniel
Re: Matching Drone Reeds

If the outcome you want is a matching sound in a band, then you might start by listening to drones and what kind of output they are producing. Then see if they need calibration or replacement. ...
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