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Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,811
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Pleasanton weather?

It was my first trip to Pleasanton, and I have to say I was impressed with how much shade there was all over the venue. I especially like the competition circle being in the shade. It was still...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-25-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,291
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Learning To Use a Traditional (round) Mouthpeice?

Not much to learn, just do it until you strengthen the different muscles. The shrink tubing can help, but it's just a matter of fighting through the frustration to build up the endurance.
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-25-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,028
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Early E

First, make sure your reeds are set up properly. If you're often getting an early E your drones may be taking too much air for the strength of the chanter reed.

Second, know your pipes. Know...
Forum: Music 02-25-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,698
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Centenary Jewel

I'd completely forgotten about this post, so you can imagine my surprise when I started receiving private messages today.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,454
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Client's Request to Which you Just Say No!!

Or perhaps they recognize that many straight people don't feel comfortable in a gay bar, and they wanted to make sure they had someone who wouldn't flip out at what he/she witnessed.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-11-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,454
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Client's Request to Which you Just Say No!!

There's a few people I know who would really have enjoyed doing this one. Too bad they didn't call me.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 07-10-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By keydetpiper
FS: 9" Airstream blowpipe - $50 shipped

For sale: 9" Airstream blowpipe with oval mouthpiece in nearly-new condition.

Includes the blowpipe, integral valve, and mouthpiece with rubber mouthpiece guard. I bought it new, and it has less...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-10-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Digital Recorder

I got a Zoom H2 last fall, and it's been fantastic. Easy to use, good sound quality, highly recommended.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-07-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,858
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Rubber glove bagpipe

I don't think a leather glove would have enough stretch to force the air back out. You'd have to, I don't know, put it under your arm and squeeze it or something.
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-25-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,621
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Looking for Band in Western PA

I know it's a little far from you, but Macdonald Pipe Band in Pittsburgh is my strong recommendation. I played with them for three years and they are some great folks. There are teenagers and...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 06-25-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By keydetpiper
FS: Airstream 9" Blowpipe, nearly-new - $55 shipped

For sale: 9" Airstream blowpipe with oval mouthpiece in nearly-new condition.

Includes the blowpipe, integral valve, and mouthpiece with rubber mouthpiece guard. I bought it new, and it has less...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-25-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,321
Posted By keydetpiper
Pipetech Cool Backpack

Anyone have any experience with this case (http://www.qualitybagpipes.com/pipetech_cool_backpack)? It's got a lot of stuff that appeals to me, but in the photos it looks quite huge. I'd appreciate...
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-25-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Anybody used a Lee reed for solos?

I ordered a trio of Lee reeds not long after they hit the market. I couldn't get any of them to go in my ABW Naill chanter, so at the moment they're just taking up space in my reed box. The pitch was...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-14-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,014
Posted By keydetpiper
Piping while wearing a jacket

I usually play solo contests wearing only a shirt and tie, and band contests with a vest as required by the uniform. No problems, I'm able to play quite comfortably in both for long periods at a...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-13-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,409
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Piobaireachd and Its Use as Concert Material

It was the 78th Frasers playing Flame of Wrath on their CD of the same name that first turned me on to piobaireachd. It's still one of my favorite tunes.
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 06-02-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,039
Posted By keydetpiper
Bagpipe lamp

I just completed a bagpipe table lamp (http://keydetpiper.com/2012/06/02/diy-project-bagpipe-lamp) assembled from spare pipe parts. Easy, cheap, and kind of cool. This was my first attempt at a...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-26-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,404
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Tuning or competing wearing earplugs

I've also developed a high-pitched ringing in my ears (worse in the left) sometime during my piping career, and I wear custom musicians earplugs whenever I play. I don't usually have trouble tuning....
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-02-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,564
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Piobaireachd High G sound

A good piobaireachd high G is not something I can tell you how to achieve. I get something resembling a decent piob high G about 50% of the time, and I wish I could tell you how that happens. I can...
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-02-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,735
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Ontario Solo Piping Competition

Marching may not be required in the PPBSO, but in many places it is. You can expect to be disqualified for remaining stationary in any march competition in the EUSPBA, excluding physical reasons of...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-02-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,857
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Oil and cleaning of pipes

This is a topic that pops up on the forums here fairly frequently, and there's a lot of archived conversations (or arguments) that you can dig through.

Personally, the only time I have oiled my...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-02-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Practise

This is my third season competing in grade 1 solos, and I'm lucky if I can get two or three hours a week on the pipes. This is a combination of working odd hours and living in an apartment, so when...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-27-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,949
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Can it be happy and up beat?

There are tunes that have a different feel, but for me it took a lot of listening before I could start to distinguish a lot of it. Marches and battle tunes are often driving, sometimes fierce, and...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-27-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Glenn Brown Recital

I wish I could have been there for that. Those are two excellent tunes, and Glenn is one of those pipers I could listen to all day. Great pipes, great technique, great musicality, and a heck of a...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-18-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By keydetpiper
WTB: Pipe chanters with sole, up to $50

I'm looking to buy one or two pipe chanters with soles that no one is using. They will be rendered into non musical instruments, so if the chanter has any value beyond aesthetic please use it for...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-25-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,124
Posted By keydetpiper
Re: Piobaireachd Deposit

There have many days at a competition where piobaireachd has been my last event, I've been playing for several hours, and summoning the physical and mental strength to play a full piobaireachd is the...
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