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Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Green Piper
Re: When to use a Gauge to check the Strength a Chanter Reed

William,

IIRC, I got this via Brett Tidswell’s blog. With my preferred chanter reed, I get the outside tenor to where it is tuning correctly on the pin and doesn’t shut-off too easily, but doesn’t...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Green Piper
Re: When to use a Gauge to check the Strength a Chanter Reed

Well OK. Personally, I calibrate the outside tenor to my chanter while playing, then set the second tenor to vary with blowing pressure to the same extent as the calibrated tenor, then do the same...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-27-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Green Piper
Re: When to use a Gauge to check the Strength a Chanter Reed

Why would you use one of these for drone reeds?
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-25-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Memorization techniques?

I have been finding that if I play using the printed music for as long as possible, even on the pipes, tunes get into memory with less stress than when I try to brute force memorize it.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-23-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Glenfiddich Tempos

As a grade 3 solo light-music piper, then I’d say you’ll lose a number of embellishments from most pipers if tempos push into the 80’s for all but the easiest 2/4 marches.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-20-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,014
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Glenfiddich Tempos

I personally find some of the solo competition slower tempos for marches to be very musical.

Anyway, I am curious as to why piobaireachd competition today is considered a poor pastiche.

Please...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-16-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Bagpipe Humidification

If the pipes haven’t been played for years and they’re dry, introduce moisture very slowly. Maybe:

Day 1 - play for five minutes, dismantle, swab store.
Day 2 - play for ten minutes, dismantle,...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,456
Posted By Green Piper
Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

Or the judges could hear it but were not hung-up on pitch.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-05-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,456
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

Soren mentioned the number of “new” pipes being played, even those that are reproductions. This highlights that modern made pipes can be of sufficiently high quality to compete at the highest levels.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By Green Piper
Re: How many sets do you 'run' at a time?

I tried having two sets of pipes: McCallum drone and plastic Shepherd mkII for band and my Robertson drones and solo chanter for solo competitions. It worked pretty well until at highland games.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-05-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,456
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

I suppose if I were looking for a new setup of pipes and chanter, I’d look to a list like this for ideas. However, choice of reeds used in those pipes also plays a major role in the sound as well as...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,567
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Listen to this

Well, I was able to hear 30s clips of all the tunes.

I like quite a bit of what I heard, mostly the overlaying with other instruments. It sounded somewhat electronically to me.

However, I don’t...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,567
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Listen to this

It may be good, but I couldn’t even hear samples without signing-up for Spotify, something that I am not willing to do.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-23-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Ezeedrone Bass, strike in issue.

You may consider a different brand of bass drone reed. AFAIK, many reputable pipers use Ezee tenor reeds, but very few use their bass reeds.

Charlie
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Security Tracking Devices

The great thing about a handcuff is that it can be used recreationally!
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-18-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,613
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

I often wonder how many competitors remember who wrote the tune!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,041
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

Well, my opinion is that if I have top notch piping gear - vintage drones, ABW solo chanter, good reeds, hide bag, then any failings in my piping are caused by me entirely.

BTW: have a Shepherd...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-07-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Green Piper
Re: New Bag Required !!

I am sure the Bannatyne bag would work.

The best way would be to contact Bannatyne directly. I have done so from the US by phone and found them to be extremely helpful. Just remember the time...
Forum: Music 10-06-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Really only one simple bagpipe????

Thanks for posting the link. It is interesting to know that pipers are pushing the instrument.

Personally, it is not the kind of music I listen to.

Charlie
Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,168
Posted By Green Piper
Why is it still ivory that's No.1?

I think there’s a psychological thing about playing an instrument that is mostly made from organic material. Sure, we could discuss tonal benefits of wood over plastic for the main material, but for...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,064
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Recommend a Kilt Shop?

I got my kilt made by Kathy Lare. I have never had a problem with and it seems incredibly well made. She’s based in Albuquerque, NM.

https://www.kathylarekiltmaker.com


Charlie
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-01-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,398
Posted By Green Piper
Re: How to Obtain Good Chanter Reeds

This last year, I’ve been playing MacLellan reeds in my Shepherd solo chanter. I purchased five or six directly from Colin by mail order and asked for them to be medium strength.

When they...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-30-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

I spent this summer playing without humidity control, just a spit tube to direct airflow to the back of the bag. It worked great. However, as the season cools, I’ll add back seasoning and maybe a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-28-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Are these the humidity devices Harley is questioning?

https://bovedainc.com/about-us/makes-boveda-different/

Charlie
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-28-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,786
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Temperature and Humidity effects on Piping

Funny...... there are many pipers who lick their reeds prior to playing. It does flatten the pitch of the reed, especially the top hand.

As for silica-gel, I have never seen it used except for...
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