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Forum: Music 07-26-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Steps in Learning a New Tune

One more thing and this is important. Music happens on the entry notes and connecting notes for phrases. It is not enough to play a phrase well one has to connect the phrase to other phrases and...
Forum: Music 07-26-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Steps in Learning a New Tune

Here is what my late and lamented teacher Archie Cairns taught me. I am sure he wouldn't mind my passing his wisdom along.


Firstly have some sort of vocalizations for the basic grace note...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-22-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,704
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Ok I am starting to understand. Simply put, no one knows when and where any given Piobaireachd was played 'in the day'. There are some indications that tunes like War or Peace were played prior to...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-20-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,704
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Well all of this discourse on the names of ceol mor tunes is helpful but I still am bewildered where many of these tunes were actually played and who listend to them when they were written. Right...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-19-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,704
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Ok I get, I think, that Ceol Mor could be used to gather folk to get ready for battle and sometimes used to rally the troops. Well and good. But to get back to my question, what about all of the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-19-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,704
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

Your response got me thinking, always a bad thing. I wonder if Ceol Mor was ever played during a battle? Perhaps just the Urlar? The Piper's warning to his master seems close. Ok, history buffs, help...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-17-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,704
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: When is a Piobaireachd not a piobaireachd

What distinguishes Piobaireachd from other pipe music? For me Ceol Mor pieces are always an invitation to reflection rather a call to action. Listening or playing Piobairechd is essentially an...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,692
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: What is your favorite tune?

OOO that is a tough question! My favorites always shift with my mood for for right now it would have to be, based upon what tunes I am playing,:


1. Lament for Donald of Laggen
2. Beloved...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-31-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Geez

Well I am a mental health professional and no you are not nuts, unless you accept the proposition that all pipers are a bit nuts. I am convinced that reeds have a mind of their own. If you don't...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-29-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: when to say farewell....

Well, it all depends on what is important for you. If piping alone is sufficient then there are a lot of options such as reel pipes or epipes. If playing with a band is important then you could...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-19-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,068
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Favourite players/recordings

Well I am a piobaireachd nutter. So based upon what recordings I use all the time I would have to say

1. The Masters of Piobaireachd--the two Bob's
2. Tutorials of Donald MacLeod
AND
the P/S...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-13-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: The "How To" Cairns Manual later vs 1st ed.

Here is my review of Archie's revision

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164835
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-21-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: PS digital books

Well I bought the digital version of Kilberry and Binnias and downloaded them to my ipad. Neat! However when I got a new ipad the buggers wouldn't transfer. When I went to the C-o-P app to...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-23-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,898
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Antique lot on eBay

Well on https://www.ebay.com/itm/J6-VINTAGE-ANTIQUE-BAGPIPE-SILVER-MOUNTS-EWTER-BONE-SCOTLAND-KILT-PIPERS/222892997810?hash=item33e5753cb2:g:rhAAAOSwdA9asoHz

he is selling as part of the package a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-13-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,591
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: To Goose or not to Goose

one further advantage of using a goose. This is from a prior teacher of mine Donald Shaw Ramsey. Using a goose helps developing the lips so that one doesn't drool on the pipes. Learning a tune on...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-28-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: St Patrick's Day, Heretic Pipers, and fun times.

Oh I probably be playing March to Battle of the San Patricios
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-27-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Shepherd Mussette yea or nay?

Yep the old RMMB was a flamers delight which is why Bob Dunsire started this forum. At first there was a transition time when the trolls kept snapping 'till Bob, RIP, put a stop to it using the Mods
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-26-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Shepherd Mussette yea or nay?

here is a link to archived Dunsire discussion

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-80970.html
Forum: Beer Tent 12-10-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Unusual uses for bagpipes

I have used them to: 1. Chase a fighting Rooster out of my back yard, 2. to drive roof rats out of my attic, and 3. drive off dogs who were messing in my Front yard. Works great.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-30-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,621
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: New EUSPBA grade 5 for solos

Hey!! things are moving my way here. When they get to grade 10, I will compete, promise!
Forum: Beer Tent 11-22-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,311
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: 3 Lines of hemp to hear the unicorn fluff

Well sometimes judges have their ears just painted on so they use their eyes instead. If you have old drones, as do I, and a new chanter you ain't going to get the 'golden hemp' exposure no matter...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-07-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,827
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Gift pipes - what would YOU do?

Well this is an Ethical Conundrum. It is sort of like asking who should be in a life boat when there are only 8 places and 10 people. It depends on ones moral compass and what it is based on.
So...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-25-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,823
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Best tutor book

Also you might want to consider Archie Cairns two book tutorials The 'How To' Manual for Learning to Play the Great Highland Bagpipe" and the "Expanded" edition-Book Two of the "How To" Manual. Book...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-22-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Piobaireachd Doubling

also when playing a doubling one increases the tempo SLIGHTLY, I mean just a WEE bit. One wants to have a seamless playing of the melody notes with the movement. During the singling there is a...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-22-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,749
Posted By Ron Teague
Re: Birls, Low-G gracenotes in Piobaireachd

The movement you are asking about is a Piobaireachd weirdness. It is a sort of echo beat double tap sort of deal with doesn't exist as far as I know in any other tune. If it does it is rare

have...
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