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Forum: Music 09-16-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pekaar Encyclopedia Abuse

This is a fantastic site, Patrick. I use it all the time and recommend it constantly. It's without question the most comprehensive music pipe music index on the planet.


Jim
Forum: Beer Tent 07-22-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Pipetunes.ca question

I haven't heard of this problem before, but using a different browser sounds like a good idea. If you still have a problem please contact me at info@pipetunes.ca


Cheers,
jim
Forum: Beer Tent 06-30-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Atherton Pipes - Ross Bag

I use five clamps with any Ross bag I install. There was a time not too long ago when Ross bags were all sold with five clamps -- this was the the way for decades. I still sell all of my Ross bags...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-27-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,263
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Robertson bagpipes

Hard to tell from the limited pics, but I would say Sřren's set certainly is not Brazilwood. I've only ever had a couple of Brazilwood sets of any kind. African blackwood can have a slight reddish...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-04-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Colin Ross RIP

pipesdrums Colin Ross obit (https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/colin-ross-1934-2019/)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Colin Ross RIP

I enjoyed my few times with him. And he made me some great instruments and reeds.
JM
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-28-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Rob Crabtree Smallpipe Question

I'm pretty sure it was a mouthblown Shepherd D smallpipe.
JM
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-28-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,421
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Dojo university?

I agree with Calum here. The number of embellishments that are played ahead of the beat can be counted on one hand.* The concepts are not difficult if you understand them. Many "old guys" to whom...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-25-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,328
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Just came upon this thread and thought I would chime in.

This chanter is quite different from the old Gael, which was meant to go at 470.

The AURORA JM chanter will pitch between 472 and 478,...
Forum: Music 02-25-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: history of tune

Peter MacKenzie Warren was written by a Scottish accordion player named Tom Muirhead, who was associated with the Shotts and Dykehead band. The band started one of their medleys with the tune back in...
Forum: Music 01-22-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Where the Beat Falls on High G Doubling

I've always contended that high A and high G doublings are more properly "throws" than standard doublings like F, E, D, C and B. They are much more like a D throw and I would put the beat at the end...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-26-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,850
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

Tempos continue to adjust downward even in recent decades. In the 1970s-early 80s, top soloists were usually playing competition marches at 70-72 bpm. Today 64-68 is the norm. Strathspeys at that...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-08-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Highland Bagpipe Makers-Vol 2 Jeannie Campbell

Jeannie asked me to let folks here know that I carry both books as well.


https://piping.on.ca/product/more-highland-bagpipe-makers-by-jeannie-campbell/


Jim
Forum: Music 11-04-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Christmas Carols for Bagpipes

Lots of carols mixed in among the hymns here on my pipetunes.ca (https://pipetunes.ca/) site:

Hymns and carols....
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-02-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,592
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Inverness pipers 1894 pic

I'm pretty sure those are competition medals. That was the fashion in those days.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-02-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,592
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Inverness pipers 1894 pic

Don't want to be accused of cross-posting, but I just posted about my new website in the Industry News below, and realized that a never-before-published picture on my new homepage might be of...
Forum: Industry News 11-02-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 686
Posted By Jim McGillivray
New McGillivray Piping website is up

Hey Folks:

New website is up with an expanded product line. Vintage pipes are still there, as is the archive. Under 'Specials' you'll find other vintage items, including collectible music...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-16-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Sibelius and Universal Piper

Can you be a bit more specific about what Reaper is called? When Google "Reaper" I can about a billion hits, none of which has anything to do with sound.....


Thanks,
Jim
Forum: Webmaster & Software 10-15-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 781
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Sibelius and Universal Piper

Hey Folks:


I want to use the Sibelius playback more effectively. I use the plugins to put all the technique on the beat, and I've installed Universal Piper to get a better bagpipe sound. But I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-13-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,198
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

My school band does a spring concert each year and a couple of times we've done a practice chanter number with half a dozen pipers and it has always gone over very well. A good concert requires...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,198
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

No matter what pitch your practice chanter is at, I vehemently disagree with the idea that we shouldn't worry if it's "not in tune" because it's not a performance instrument. With apologies for any...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-31-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,803
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

I think the blame goes on the person responsible for hiring the piper. Not much due diligence here.

JM
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-02-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,116
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: HLI dominating Worlds

I knew Gillies won several with his HLI, but I didn't know Reid did. What yer was that, Roddy?


Jim
Forum: Music 04-14-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By Jim McGillivray
New G. S. McLennan March

Folks frequenting this 'Music' forum might be interested in this article if you haven't already seen it:
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 04-13-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By Jim McGillivray
Re: David Glen Edinburgh Collection

David Glen was a huge figure, not only as a pipemaker, but as a compiler. Many great players, including John MacDonald of Inverness, considered his piobaireachd collection the most significant...
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