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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + Today, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By CalumII
Re: The BlowHard

How does this device regulate pressure? Surely it just adjusts flow?



As for its merits, I'll leave that to others.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By CalumII
Re: Trouble making chanter reeds - advice?

One thing that isn't always made clear is that the size and shape of the eye are critical and must match up with the blade design. Aluminium is definitely easier to work with in this regard.

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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By CalumII
Re: Chanter bias?

There's something about the culture of piping that encourages a my-way-or-the-highway approach. I don't think I've ever joined a new pipe band and not been told that I was fundamentally mistaken...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By CalumII
Re: Polished drone bores?

Yes, repeatedly, although I have never seen any physical explanation of why it might be true.



Conceptual models of how things work are useful as long as they help us predict in some way. It...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By CalumII
Re: Teachers and diaphragm vibrato

In wind instruments in general, there are several ways of doing it. Diaphragm, embouchure, finger, or simple shaking the instrument.



The vibrato I'm talking about is specifically a practice...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By CalumII
Teachers and diaphragm vibrato

A great example here of what I'm talking about:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGCsqdmHSCc


I do this as well, unconsciously, and so do a number of very good players I've listened to over...
Forum: Music 02-10-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By CalumII
Re: Question: Correct Fingering For High-A Grace Notes

Actually I'd bet good money that you do almost all your movements in the same direction simultaneously - so exactly as you have above. As far as I can tell every good player does, with the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By CalumII
Re: Bass Drone Tuning - Feeling the Vibrations

Ah, the real reason for the hose clip on Gordon Duncan's Glens.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-10-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By CalumII
Re: Over thinking the movements

Yes. Of course whatever skill you are better at is easier for you; that's the definition of "skill".



It follows that pandering to a students preferences will result in a superficial...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-10-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,342
Posted By CalumII
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

Not historical, but a well-known author.



https://twitter.com/mstiefvater/status/1094658119022579713
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-06-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By CalumII
Re: Synth bass reed suggestion

What kind of bag setup do you have? A cane reed ought to be very stable.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-06-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By CalumII
Re: Another Odd Duck Music Question...

Those old-fashioned tunes that go by the name of So-and-so's Maggot - a maggot is an old-fashioned name for an ear-worm. So beware of playing, them, especially before bedtime.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-04-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,458
Posted By CalumII
Re: "B" Flat Set up

The extenders are great, but note that they increase the impedance of the drone, so they will not play nicely with all drone reeds (in general, they will do better with a stiffer tongue). I use the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-26-2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By CalumII
Re: Squealing/Double-Toning Low A

Post a video clip! Post a video clip!
Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,804
Posted By CalumII
Re: Sharpness War

I agree. And I don't think that it's *actually* clearer: but without a doubt when you have two equally well tuned bands next to each other, the band that has an edge in pitch will somehow sound...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-26-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,078
Posted By CalumII
Re: Help Improving Band Tuning

Firstly, you need the PM to be behind you, and for you to both agree how you manage things. I've been in that position of running around trying to make things work and having no support.

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Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-25-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By CalumII
Re: Twist-Trap Practice Pipes

Hmm.


One observation is that standard practice chanter reeds are quite light when you try and use them in a bag. But the tuning should be right regardless. Does the drone work?


I'd give...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-25-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,608
Posted By CalumII
Re: Losing air at bass drone

In response to (1), the question is, well, what happens when it does lose air? Soundwise, nothing. Physical movement of air through the drones is more or less irrelevant to the sound, which moves...
Forum: Music 01-22-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By CalumII
Re: Where the Beat Falls on High G Doubling

A simple rule which can be applied widely is that the beat falls with the gracenote finger. A gracenote *ends* on the beat, when the finger lands. This fixes gracenotes and doublings straight away,...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-22-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,804
Posted By CalumII
Re: Sharpness War

I believe exactly such a situation pertains in the brass world, where most mouthpieces still follow the design for A=452, and it's only recently been noticed that redesigning them improves their...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-21-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,608
Posted By CalumII
Re: Losing air at bass drone

I wrote a post explaining more or less what's going on here:


http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1334240&postcount=15
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-21-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,608
Posted By CalumII
Re: Losing air at bass drone

> How then does the tongue react (vis open/close, open/close...)..if mouth blowing the drone reed against a roomful of air or a wide open sandy beach...?



It doesn't make any difference. ...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-21-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By CalumII
Re: good transition practice

Scales are for diagnosis, not development. Once you've identified an issue using some sort of exercise as you've done, make a lit of the individual crossings that are causing you a problem.

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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-19-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,608
Posted By CalumII
Re: Losing air at bass drone

Yes. But that doesn't tell you anything about the reed tongue cycle.
Forum: Music 01-19-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By CalumII
Re: Help Correcting Entry in Pekaar from Bob Worrall's 3rd book

Both there, both listed as by John Morris Rankin, on the same page. Molly's is a 2 parted reel.
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