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Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-04-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By CalumII
Re: An experiment in notation

Yes, there are various approaches to the throw on D, and there are some very good players who are not playing any of the conventionally taught methods. And I can think of at least one who plays...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By CalumII
Re: "Orphan" Notes

Yes, I think your basic logic is sound, the thing being that the reed probably makes more of a difference at that point than the hole size. My suspicion is tape doesn't make much difference - I've...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By CalumII
Re: "Orphan" Notes

Yes, the ability of the reed to drive the air column also matters, but without the right design of chanter the reed can't do anything. You can have a Formula 1 racecar, but you need a racetrack if...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By CalumII
Re: ID-ing a practice chanter

Without wanting to cause any offence to Mr Currie, I would say this looks like an amateur's work - the off-centre hole, tool marks from the lathe, diameters not matching up, the stamping and so...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By CalumII
Re: "Orphan" Notes

If you think of the pocket of air that a hole encloses with the wall thickness, it takes a certain energy to slosh it back and forth. Now if you make that hole larger, you can't move it at all, and...
Forum: Music 06-30-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By CalumII
Re: Azerty (Breton tune)

Little bit tricky - the syncopated section is straightforward enough, eGGe GGeG dGGd GGdG etc, all in A minor. But the second section uses lots of high Bs and at one point has a bit that runs a baba...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-29-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By CalumII
Re: Proper Doubling Cadence

What you are describing is a difference I describe as "close" and "open" doublings. THis is my own terminology, but most teachers will recognise what I mean. An open doubling consists of two...
Forum: Music 06-29-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By CalumII
Re: Skansen Reel

Ah, you're a gentleman, sir! I always forget to try Spotify.
Forum: Music 06-28-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By CalumII
Skansen Reel

There's a drum setting in Alex Duthart's book two called Skansen Reel, and a tune of the same name was played by Edinburgh City Police in 1960.


It's not listed in Pekaar, but does anyone know if...
Forum: Music 06-28-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By CalumII
Re: Speed Bonnie Boat

Without wishing to call too much attention to current events, it's incredible the capacity humans have for adopting new situations as "normal", even when they're anything but.
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-27-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By CalumII
Re: A Piobaireachd based on G. Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro"

What I'd do right now is nothing - I'd just keep playing that ground and really get to know it.



What I had in mind was the melodic variations - Mary MacLeod, or Corrienessan's. Something...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-27-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By CalumII
Re: A Piobaireachd based on G. Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro"

That's a really beautiful ground. Indeed, my only comment is that such a melody would easily cope with extension - perhaps a thumb variation, or a first variation and doubling.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By CalumII
Re: Proper head gear?

I second the suggestion of a Balmoral - they're a bit more secure and have bit less of a military/pipe band uniform flavour to them.



I am a bit old-fashioned, but I think a hat of some sort...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-22-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By CalumII
Re: Irish session tunes on SSP

Not normally no - it behaves the same way as your practice chanter does, meaning cross-fingering isn't really possible. Makers can drill an extra hole for C natural, played by the thumb, though it's...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-21-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By CalumII
Re: Imitation ivory and UV.

There are simple tests that can distinguish ivory from plastic, and any customs post should be able to do them on the spot. I agree officials are prone to having a bad day but at most they can...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-17-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,690
Posted By CalumII
Re: The two tunes called Teribus

I might have a plausible origin for the Scots Guards "Teribus". It is....drum roll...a children's nursery rhyme:


https://alishagabriel.com/in_and_out_the_dusty_bluebells_g/...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-15-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By CalumII
Re: The Sheepwife

Yes, this is a frustratingly common occurrence on several platforms. I suspect someone, somewhere, is making a great deal of money out of nonsensical copyright claims like this.



They should...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-12-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By CalumII
Re: Alt Pibroch Club?

Just a wee note to say it's back up - bits are still down for me, but I think that may just be DNS issues.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-12-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By CalumII
Re: Smallpipes in other pitches besides A or D?

Thanks Rob. I think I've been getting my information from the concert pitch mafia :D
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-12-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By CalumII
Re: Pipe Band Tuning

Your pipes are set at band practice. Barring catastrophe, you then leave them alone, apart from fine adjustments using tape if necessary.



The rationale is that your home has slightly...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Posted By CalumII
Re: Video camera for practice sessions and performances

I agree - the video quality of that Zoom product is pretty poor, to be honest, and seems like it'd be well suited to certain kinds of usage, like reviewing gig footage or the like, but I wouldn't use...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 06-12-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By CalumII
Re: BagpipeTeX: getting bars to line up

It's quite possible that it can't be done - TeX in general is based on the model that each glyph has a maximum and minimum distance and then everything gets spaced appropriately. We are quite...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-11-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By CalumII
Re: Smallpipes in other pitches besides A or D?

Yes, a smallpipe chanter in F would be easy enough to make, the issue is that playability in the Scottish style would be a struggle.
Forum: Music 06-09-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By CalumII
Re: Tune history for slow march "Good Bye"

I suspect that Bannatyne tune is a setting of Soraidh Leibh, or Oidche Mhath Leibh, which I imagine Barry knows well, but in case anyone is interested, here's the basic dots for the chorus:

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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-06-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By CalumII
Re: Garvie Border Pipes

I have a Garvie border chanter and I'm very happy with it. I do find it takes a while for GHB players to settle into playing with a border chanter - there's something about the familiar tone at an...
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