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Forum: Beer Tent 05-13-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,254
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Knowing what I know now, I would never have played a Canmore bag. Leather is much better under my arm. And I wouldn't have used that first, "water trap," which was a piece of copper staple pushed...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-27-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Another isolated piping challenge?

The longest I have ever played without stopping was an hour-and-a-half. I could've kept going.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-24-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,981
Posted By Kenton Adler
Forum: Beer Tent 01-15-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,870
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: World-renown Bagpiper coming to Scott Middle School...

Don is a nice guy. PM of North Texas Caledonians out of Dallas. Good player. Good teacher.

Newspapers often say whatever they want.

Forum: Beer Tent 01-07-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,513
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Wedding dilemma

It's the bride's day. Ask her.

Some options might be: Pay someone else to pipe, and be the father. You to play out front as guests arrive, then walk her down the aisle as you play a...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-20-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Pipe Tunes for the Season

In the Bleak Midwinter works very well on the pipe. As does, Good King Wenceslaus, O' Come All ye Faithful, I Saw Three Ships, and a slew of others. I seem to recall that I had Angels We Have Heard...
Forum: Music 12-18-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,488
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Lament at funerals


I more often get asked to pipe at funerals, and memorials for men. I don't know that I've ever played a military, police, or fire dept. funeral for a woman. I did have a female EMT one...
Forum: Music 12-12-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,488
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Lament at funerals

In Arkansas we get requests for Amazing Grace more than any other tune. Usually either for the memorial service, or at the end of the graveside service. Sometimes both. I often play Suo Gan and...
Forum: Competing Pipers 09-09-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Solo Competition Breakdown

I agree with Jim. Going off the tune is not a Breakdown. Even if it was a big mistake, as long as you kept playing, and finished that should not have ben a BD.

Last time I competed was about a...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-21-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,882
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

I think the reason the testing of the bags was more noticeable on Friday was that there was a guy with a microphone right there at the line. He was doing a little bit of talking between bands, and I...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,823
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Head shakers

I was tuning up for competition over in Tulsa one morning some years ago, and was just playing a scale, and a tuning phrase. I was listening to the chanter, and the drones. I stopped, and a woman...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-13-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,402
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: To pinch or not to pinch.....

Sometimes is needs a little pinch. Sometimes a lick. Sometimes a poke. Sometimes a squeeze. Sometimes, it's just good to go.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-31-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Pipe chanter reeds

There is NO benefit. If anything, you'll probably explode your head trying. It's probably not possible on several levels.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-04-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Quick question

Respectfully and graciously decline to play The Star Spangled Banner on the Great Highland Bagpipe. Suggest some other patriotic tunes if they insist on having GHB.

Do not believe anyone who...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-14-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,820
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Your own funeral

I definitely want piper friends, and pipes at my memorial service.

I want to be cremated, but I still want a casket at the memorial. And in it, I want somebody to put an MP3 player of some sort,...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,911
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Sharpness War

I don't think chanter pitch creeping up is about the drones at all. I think it's about clarity. Especially in a band setting.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Bruce Gandy's Piob. at the Glenfiddich

I also thought Bruce's tune was splendid. But he made reference to an error elsewhere, and I'm guessing that's what took him out. At that level one little hiccup can do the trick. GREAT contest...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,620
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Glenfiddich Livestream?

I've hear that they are, but no sign of it yet on their web page.

Forum: Adult Pipers 09-18-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,175
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Cold weather playing

If the temperature gets down into the lower 30s F or below, things can go south on you pretty quickly. Simple physics. If warm, moist air comes into contact with cold, dry air it condenses. And...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-01-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,290
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Bruce Gandy chanter - reviews?

I have a blackwood Gandy chanter that I like very much. I play a G1 Platinum Easy+ reed in it to excellent effect. I play that chanter with my Stephen Anderson drones. They are a very smooth,...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-07-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,420
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: What is your favorite tune?

If you just do a Google search on The Curlew bagpipe music and click the Images tab, several settings pop up.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-06-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,420
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: What is your favorite tune?

I am particularly fond of The Highland Wedding, and also the hornpipe, Donald MacLeod. The Curlew is right up there too.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-01-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,901
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Unusual bag/cord covers?

I'll second the recommendation for Hastings. I have several. All excellent.

Forum: Beer Tent 04-30-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,144
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Well-known pipers who play easy reeds?

We're all unusually large and strong here..... but Jimmy and I both play embarrassingly easy reeds in solo and band chanters. We get great volume, tone, and balance, The only difference I can see...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-25-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By Kenton Adler
Re: Leading a procession

Walk in time to the music you're playing and take small steps. pretend drummers are following you and you know they are weighed down.
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