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Forum: Beer Tent 09-05-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,672
Posted By Zach
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

I was at pleasanton this year, but unfortunately missed the piobaireachd contest. Aside from the complaints mentioned here on this site, I didn't hear anything negative about it.

I stopped at the...
Forum: Competition Results 09-05-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,094
Posted By Zach
Re: Pleasanton Highland Games

I am pretty sure both Wasatch and District and Prince Charles are WUSPBA bands.

Here are the full sunday results posted to the WUSPBA face book page.

Grade 2 Time Limit Medley
Adjudicators:...
Forum: Competing Pipers 08-30-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By Zach
Re: How to deal with noise?

I always try to practice with noise around while im tunning. Its nice to practice in the quite where I can hear everything very well, but that is rarely the case on the day of a contest.
The better...
Forum: Music 01-05-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Zach
Re: Snare Scores please

I have a couple scores for both tunes. Let me know if this link doesnt work. Also, I got permission to share these, so no worries there. ...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-04-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By Zach
Re: Looking for appropriate bagpipe camp

I had a few students attend the camp in AZ and they loved it. They came back very motivated to practice and play.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-04-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By Zach
Re: Canning reeds

I played a full set of canning reeds for years, but switched over to a cane bass probably 4 years ago. I have a set of wallace pipes and have really enjoyed the reeds in them. In my experience they...
Forum: Side / Snare 01-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,749
Posted By Zach
Re: No respect!

Any true musician has respect for other instruments no matter what their origin or style. The band director you spoke to does not seem like a pleasant person, or a true musician in my opinion.
...
Forum: Side / Snare 02-25-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By Zach
Re: Creighton Sticks

I don't know about Ontario, but I have been able to order colored Creighton sticks from Barr 1 Highland Supply.
I'm sure they would ship to Canada.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,953
Posted By Zach
Re: Psychedelic bagpipe from the 60s reborn

Those pipes are both fantastic and beautiful, I would play them anywhere without shame.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-29-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,539
Posted By Zach
Re: Ever pop your bag?

When I was first learning how to tie in a bag, I pulled too tight and snapped the tie in chord. I got a nice welt on my arm where it whipped me, so out of fear of being whipped again, I didn't tie...
Forum: Competition Results 06-15-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By Zach
Re: Utah Scottish Festival

I didn't make it to massed bands to hear the results but I did hear that Utah Pipe Band and Wasatch and District each got first in the grade four contests.

I will say that Utah and Wasatch grade...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 06-12-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,044
Posted By Zach
Re: Sick of bagpipe jokes?

imitation Scottish accents, those are a joke right? Please tell me they are a joke.
Forum: Music 06-09-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Zach
Re: Different

Wow, that was pretty neat. Its cool to see pipers make use of other outlets aside from competition to evolve and grow the art.
Thank you for sharing!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,108
Posted By Zach
Re: tone

I have always considered blowing tone to mean that you blow your bagpipe in such a way that there are no sudden shifts in the pitch of the instrument.
when blowing tone, if you were to put a tuner...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-06-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,141
Posted By Zach
Re: How many reeds have you ruined?

I was going around the circle tuning band chanters. I took a chanter out of its stock for some adjustments and dropped it reed first onto the floor. This is not the only time I have broken a reed but...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-20-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,927
Posted By Zach
Re: Video from Girl Scouts Performance

Yes they would look all the same but all painters use brushes. Think about your doublings and other embellishments as your brushes. If your playing your F doubling incorrectly your trying to paint a...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 01-04-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,965
Posted By Zach
Re: piping karaoke << is this for real?

I do this all the time. I plug in some head phones to my iPod pull my favorite band or soloist up and play away.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-07-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,751
Posted By Zach
Re: Top pipers use standard size PC's

I started on a short practice chanter and now use a long because my wife lost hers so I gave her my short one and got a new long one. That being said I would like to think that a professional pipers...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-21-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,052
Posted By Zach
Re: holding the bag ?

In my humble opinion it doesn't look like they are quite playing the pipes yet. It looks like they are just about to strike in.
Forum: Bass Sections 08-10-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,871
Posted By Zach
Re: Tenor Settings

Its no problem I'm glad I could help.
Forum: Bass Sections 08-10-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,871
Posted By Zach
Re: Tenor Settings

Sorry about that i didn't realize it wouldn't work, and yes it is a chart that I have taped to the back of my tuner.

http://i1007.photobucket.com/albums/af199/zachsbagpipepictures/Tunner.jpg
Forum: Bass Sections 08-09-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,871
Posted By Zach
Re: Tenor Settings

This is what I use to tune my bands chanters and our tenor drummers love it for tuning our drums as well. Maybe it will help? :thumb:

http://flic.kr/p/abFMj3
Forum: Ladies' Room 07-20-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,154
Posted By Zach
Re: Playing the Bagpipes While Pregnant?

When my wife was pregnant with our son she played. He is 4 years old now and has no hearing issues, he does have attention issues on the other hand maybe he got to close to the drummers or something...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-17-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,780
Posted By Zach
Re: My Drones ?

Your blow pipe looks a bit too long as well.
Forum: Ladies' Room 07-15-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,154
Posted By Zach
Re: Playing the Bagpipes While Pregnant?

My wife played while pregnant and actually marched a parade a couple days before our first son was born. The advice our doctor gave us was if it hurts don't do it. You should definitely talk to your...
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