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Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 724
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Chanter bias?

Nate -

Play what works for you.
I like certain chanters for specific reasons. I donít like other chanters, for specific reasons.

If you hear a chanter you like, go for it. If comments are...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Polished drone bores?

Yes. Smooth. Glassy. Shiny.
I have heard it spoken of.


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Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-13-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By thevoidboy
Teachers and diaphragm vibrato

Hmm. I think they mean fingering the overtones.

Play an E.
Lift the middle finger of your lower hand up and down. Hear it?

Although I have heard Allan MacDonald intentional produce vibrato...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-30-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,361
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Third time..crash and burn

Jason Snell
Sian Beilock

Both are authors who describe concrete ways in which ĒchokingĒ can occur and what to do about it.


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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-21-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,100
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: A female Italian Zampogna player, Maria Varali

Itís music. Get over yourselves. You may not like it. You may or may not play any better. But the point is to actually perform and listen.




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Forum: Music 01-13-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Name of march

Yeah. I was pretty sloppy. Sorry.


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Forum: Music 01-13-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Name of march

Caber Feigh


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Forum: Piobaireachd 01-10-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

Many of you might be without an Apple product. Reader.

Try downloading from this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/00hkxln71jxp4lt/APC%20Guide%20to%20Pibroch.ibooks?dl=0

You will need Firefox...
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-09-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,197
Posted By thevoidboy
APC Guide to Pibroch

Just to let folks know in here, I posted in Announcements the release of the iBook “APC Guide to Pibroch”. It is available here, for iOS and macOS devices running the Books app:
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-08-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

Wait. You got 9 years and 5 years out of those bags? Thatís actually quite a bit....


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Forum: Beer Tent 12-08-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: On competition - is music a sport

It may be time to have students start using their brains and STOP bashing them in.

Except in Texas, where such a statement would get me hounded out of that state. ;-)


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Forum: Pipe Bands 12-03-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: What does the EUSPBA do?

Iíve just come from a pibroch club that meets the last Sunday of every month (or will do, after this month). They hold it in a speakeasy. They advertise in local ďWhatís HappeningĒ sites. Over the...
Forum: Music 12-02-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,676
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Exceptional everything

Calumull

I see. All this comes down to you not liking the Philip Glass piece.

Too bad.
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-02-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: What does the EUSPBA do?

Nate - thank you.

I guess what I am suggesting is that we tend to assume competitions help. Iím wondering, whom do they help? Competitors, I suppose. But do they help service bands, for example?...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-01-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By thevoidboy
What does the EUSPBA do?

Nate - a very nice defense of the status quo, and I understand why you would do so given your recent successes. But I am not convinced. And Iím not sure if these competitions and games are...
Forum: Music 12-01-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,676
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Exceptional everything

Calumull - non-sense. That was about as knee-jerk as Iíve read on these forums.

There is nothing particularly difficult or exceptional about writing within the tradition. And I would bet you any...
Forum: Pipe Bands 11-29-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By thevoidboy
What does the EUSPBA do?

So, if I understand what you just posted: they deal with competitions

How does this further the art?

(And no glib, knee-jerk ďwithout competitions we would not existĒ answers, because,...
Forum: Music 11-25-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,676
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Exceptional everything

Yes, thank you.
Absolutely remarkable.


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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-21-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,567
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: An ABW Pipe Chanter Question

I always figure the oil from the hands kept the wood I shape


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Forum: Piobaireachd 11-15-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: The Piobaireachd Tutor - Part 1 MacFadyen and MacLeod Audio Tape

Moreís the pity, given its rarity.


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Forum: Piobaireachd 11-15-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: The Piobaireachd Tutor - Part 1 MacFadyen and MacLeod Audio Tape

Are these covered by copyright?
Can they be hosted and shared?


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Forum: Piobaireachd 11-13-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By thevoidboy
Chedari and friends

Didnít say I couldnít be sung.
Said it wasnít written to be sung. It was written to be read. And we know this from eyewitness evidence at the time.

Gesto , on the other hand, was sung.

...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-13-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,060
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: First time jitters

Bulletproofmusician.com

Noa Kageyama is a musician who helps deal with just this issue. He is starting to gain a following in the piping world. Check him out. Approachable, thoughtful fellow.
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-13-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Chedari and friends

While Robin73 is correct, the Nether Lorn of Colin Campbell was created as a written notational system. It was not designed to be sung.

As such, it strives to be non-ambiguous. But may not be...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-11-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: What's new in bore oil?

I read, and could possibly even get my hands on a study of various oils on wooden instruments, including bagpipes. IIRC, bore oil, olive oil, nut oil all worked as well as each other, but olive and...
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