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Forum: Beer Tent 04-01-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,006
Posted By Kevin
Re: Best sounding bagpipes you’ve heard?

I don't know what they were playing but I'll enter my vote(s) for:

Alasdair Gillies pipes circa 2002; and
Angus MacColl's pipes on the Master Pipers CD.

Funny how most pipes sound great in...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-11-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 581
Posted By Kevin
Re: burning calories

I'm just naval gazing on this but I wonder if you could estimate the energy spent from a measurement of the decibels produced and time spent playing .....

Kevin
Forum: Music 03-04-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Kevin
Re: La Quenoville?

That worked; thanks Patrick. I should have guessed the "La" would be removed from the alphabetization, for the same reason tunes aren't alphabetized by "The" in English.

I appreciate the help,...
Forum: Music 03-04-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Kevin
Re: La Quenoville?

Hi Patrick, I couldn't find any results with that spelling. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but just get the following result:

There are no results! Search terms must match exactly. You can...
Forum: Music 03-04-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Kevin
La Quenoville?

Hi,

Does anyone know of a source for music La Quenoville (or possibly La Quenouille)? It is the first tune on the Greentrax Second Grand Concert of Piping CD in a medley with the Caledonian...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-28-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Kevin
Re: Gibson Fire Sides.

Does it sound off in specific tunes or even when you are just playing low A? If the former, it may be because E doesn't generally sound right behind Dmaj tunes, which so many piping tunes are.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-12-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Kevin
Re: Using up a memorial fund

How about working with a maker to produce a set of memorial pipes to be loaned to the most promising young piper in your jurisdiction every three years (or so). The pipes could have a shield...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-05-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,823
Posted By Kevin
Re: Aurora "Scotch Lad" plastic assembly model

That depends how big the lad is :) Seriously though, excellent work finishing and painting the model.

Kevin
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-04-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Kevin
Re: mouth blown Maclellan studio pipes 2 drone.

Hi Hurmmark,

I have never played Maclellan studio pipes so I cant comment specifically but for any smallpipes the tuning is similar to GHB.

To begin with, you need to get the chanter reed...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-03-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Kevin
Re: mouth blown Maclellan studio pipes 2 drone.

You could also adjust the reed height in the seat until the high and low As play the same note an octave apart and see what the tuning meter says.

Good luck,
Kevin

Sent from my SM-G950W using...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,384
Posted By Kevin
Re: Wedding dilema

Yep, in my experience, piping seems to skip alternate generations..
Forum: Beer Tent 12-20-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Kevin
Re: Pipe Tunes for the Season

This year, I have been playing We Wish You a Merry Christmas, We Three Kings, O' Tannenbaum, Joy to the World (in Gmaj), Silent Night (with low G taped down to play low F#), In the Bleak Midwinter,...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-14-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By Kevin
Re: Drilling C Nat Hole?

Good point. If you do use a powertool, a drill press or small rotary dremel tool would probably be best. Someone on here gave me the following advice several years ago: run the drill at a...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 12-13-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By Kevin
Re: Drilling C Nat Hole?

I would also suggest starting with the smallest diameter bit you can find, which should result in flat tuning if you positioned the hole correctly. You can then sharpen it up gradually by increasing...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-06-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Kevin
Re: Small Pipe Chanter Reed

That has been my experience. If you need to test it by mouth, its better to suck air through the reed by the staple. If it has dried and opened up, you can add some humidity by playing in the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-05-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,542
Posted By Kevin
Re: Pipers in the old days

That is a great collection of pictures Richard! Have you ever considered compiling them into a wee book (or e-book)? I, for one, would pay money for that.

Best regards,
Kevin
Forum: Beer Tent 12-04-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,586
Posted By Kevin
Re: Forum activity levels

Interesting discussion. I agree that things wax and wane but this feels more like a significant downward trend. I think it is worth considering a few tweaks in the interest of maintaining this...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-02-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,586
Posted By Kevin
Forum activity levels

Is it just me or has this place gotten quieter and quieter over the past two or three years? I used to look forward to reading the forum during my lunch hour but now find that there are very few...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-26-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By Kevin
Re: Memorization techniques?

I don't know about you guys but on my commute, I would be looking at the same tree and back of the truck in front of me for all of the Lament for Donald Ban MacCrimmon. :(
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-08-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By Kevin
Re: Wrist trouble and positioning

Check this out https://images.app.goo.gl/3KAEjYJxak6xVJH26

Your radial nerve, the one that runs through the ulnar tunnel (ie. the space between your radius and ulnar bones on the bottom of your...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By Kevin
Re: Any Favorite Tunes for All Hallows Eve?

Good suggestions based on title and affiliation so far. Does anyone have any tunes that just sound eerie?

Kevin
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-16-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By Kevin
Re: wrist trouble and positioning

Do you play with your pinkie straight or curled and relaxed?

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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-16-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,690
Posted By Kevin
Re: wrist trouble and positioning

Where is the pain in your wrist and do you have any numbness or tingling in your fingers? If yes, which ones?

Take a look at your wrist while playing. Is it relaxed and relatively straight? If...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-30-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,470
Posted By Kevin
Re: Suggestions for newer generation Technopipes

I love my Technopipes and dread the day when they quit working, but I do find the tuning of B a little off (on my Technopipe at least). Other modifications I would love to see in the future would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-06-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By Kevin
Re: Why can some pipes play 2 octaves?

Interesting question. I am sure others can provide better answers than I can but it has to do with the stability of the fundamental oscillating wave in the chanter. On some pipes it isnt that...
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