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Forum: Technique & Instrument Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By CalumII
Re: PC with optical sensor problem?

I found the key to getting this working for me was to adjust the hole sensor so that it worked "correctly" both when doing very small, tight gracenotes *and* when doing very small light (single...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-14-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,524
Posted By CalumII
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

On pitch memory, it is a skill that develops. I know a singer who does not have perfect pitch but will maintain pitch memory for hours, and she attributes it entirely to many years of leading choir...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-14-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By CalumII
Re: Stock turning in bag problem

"stocks turning is bad" is a rule of thumb, but it's a good one.



Simplest to tape it up to make sure.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By CalumII
Re: Glenfiddich Tempos

Aye. It's interesting that I've done a lot of my playing in various bands with military connections of one sort or another and we've always maintained tempi that a lot of civilian bands, nominally...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By CalumII
Re: What if PM's were like Fletcher from the movie Whiplash?

I don't know if this scene meant anything to non-musicians, but it's just nonsense. How is anyone supposed to pull 112bpm out of the air? How is yelling at musicians going to change what they do...
Forum: Music 11-07-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By CalumII
Re: Pipe tune associated with Henderosn's song John Maclean

John MacLean's March is loosely based on Scotland the Brave, which was not known then as it is now. It (the song) was written before it became a post-war music hall hit.
Forum: Pipe Bands 11-05-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 878
Posted By CalumII
Re: Rehearsal "activities"

This is so accurate it hurts, even though I've never been in this band :D
Forum: Webmaster & Software 11-05-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By CalumII
Re: Advice wanted on pipe music writig software

Both Finale & Sibelius have modules that you can purchase to do this. There are also free options.



My understanding is they work reasonably well for printed sheet music, not at all well for...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By CalumII
Re: Listen to this

Most of what Lincoln plays isn't particularly difficult, and often quite derivative.



The problem in piping is an educational one, in that many teachers aren't capable of training someone to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-28-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,490
Posted By CalumII
Re: PM James R. Carswell MBE (A&SH)

I would try a PM, aboode, as GMS obviously found your original post via a Google search and as he's only posted once I doubt he checks here often! But a PM should reach him as it triggers an email.
Forum: Music 10-25-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By CalumII
Re: Transposition in sheet music

> To produce a note that we hear as, say, G on the keyed instrument, what note would the player expect to read on the sheet music?


G, so no transposition. Even when playing chanters in other...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By CalumII
Re: How to Obtain Good Chanter Reeds

You're getting somewhere when you understand that they're both right...and why.
Forum: Pipe Bands 10-24-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By CalumII
Re: Custom tunic supplier

Tailoring is simply time-consuming, there's no real way around it.



In terms of finding someone, if you know any theatre people you could ask for costume contacts - they will be able to...
Forum: Music 10-24-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By CalumII
Re: Transposition in sheet music

Exactly the same timing as (3def would be; consider (3d-df or (3d2f. A lot of commercial composers have some sort of allergy to writing in compound time.
Forum: Music 10-24-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By CalumII
Re: Transposition in sheet music

Don't wanna accuse you of being unprepared, Patrick, but have you read through the second page?
Forum: Music 10-24-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By CalumII
Re: Transposition in sheet music

No, there's not really any such thing as an F chanter, not easily available anyway.



What you've got there is in theory playable on a keyed D chanter, but it's awkward, and that's why I say you...
Forum: Music 10-24-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By CalumII
Re: Transposition in sheet music

Firstly, flat sets should really be thought of in terms of pitch, not key. They are simply flatter than a concert pitch set, and some happen to match up to a particular lower key. Note also that...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-23-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By CalumII
Re: Finish for Katalox SSP

Have a look at Mike Nelson's page on D bits.


The trick, as I understand it, is that if you take too small a bite each time, you don't clear all the swarf and it then pushes the bit off centre. ...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-23-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,514
Posted By CalumII
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

Funny, I've heard the same story, but with different names attached to it...


One point worth making is this: if you're playing in grade 3/4 solos, then with respect, you're unlikely to be...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-16-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By CalumII
Re: wrist trouble and positioning

Put a bit of tape over your high A hole and spend a few minutes playing with your left thumb not touching. Does this help?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-15-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,513
Posted By CalumII
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

I think if you took every chanter that was played in the top six at the top four or five competitions in the last year, you would have a list considerably longer than "old ABW Naill". And I can't...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-14-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,514
Posted By CalumII
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

No, not really. I mean, it's not exactly what they'd choose to listen to a recording of at home, but listening fairly is what they're there for.


As for what you "should" play, at that level,...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-13-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,514
Posted By CalumII
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

I think this is true, but I think also competitors have themselves to blame a bit for this. If you really believe in what you are playing, stick to your guns and let them get used to it. Every now...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-09-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By CalumII
Re: Hole-spacing whistle vs. GHB

When you've only ever played one chanter, any change is difficult to adapt to. When you have played lots of different chanters, adapting to them is part of your normal practice.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-05-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,399
Posted By CalumII
Re: Takeaway tips from botched gigs?

No-one who knows me could accuse me of being the world's most organised person, but bitter experience has led me over the years to make a point of, before leaving the house, working through...
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