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Forum: Teacher's Lounge 01-11-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Over thinking the movements

Try with a metronome at a very slow bpm. It will force him to play on the beat and perhaps smoother. small increments. I like to teach a bar and a note at a time with the metronome then add 2 bars...
Forum: Music 07-03-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: "Outlander Tunes"

you could try some of the waulking tunes like Cutting Bracken. There was some waulking done in outlander and these tunes would have been relevant for those times. some simple strathspeys I would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-04-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,441
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Chris Terry Bagpipes

Had my set of Terry's for a few years now. Really easy to set up and maintain. I initially used the recommended Henderson harmonics drone reeds which served me well for a couple of years. I then...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 06-13-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,350
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Accord Bagpipe Tuning app for Android

Any news on a version for iPhone yet? If not, I think I need to move to android, this looks like a must have!
Forum: Trading Post Archive 05-18-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 81
Posted By Ian Turnbull
WTB: Shepherd MK 3 Chanters

Hi,
Our band is in desperate need of chanters to match the existing shepherd MK3's that we have. The ideal would be 4 or 5 at a reasonable price, but will take what we can get. Second hand and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-10-2016, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,810
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Sharp High G

Ok - Added moisture. Ran the reed under the tap and its working great now with a little bit of tape on the G. The D is slightly flat but only a few cents otherwise the chanter is sounding great. ...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-09-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,810
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Sharp High G

Thanks for the feedback - I am in Pietermaritzburg and certainly not as dry as Jhb. I am quite a wet blower and use a Ross canister which can adjust the amount of moisture to the reed - I will...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-08-2016, 04:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,810
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Sharp High G

Please could someone advise if there is something I can do about my Strathmore Chanter. The high G is consistently sharp with all the reeds I have tried (G1, Shepherd, Warnock, Chesney, etc.) When I...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-09-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,704
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Building your ideal Bandroom

Thanks for all these replies - I have drawn up a list of our ideal bandroom, now it just needs funding...a fair bit of small building work and painting needed as well as all the nice to haves.
Forum: Beer Tent 12-04-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,704
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Building your ideal Bandroom

Those are all great suggestions thank you! We have the bar counter already in place and the fridge on its way. Priorities! Hopefully we will be able to have 2 main rooms and 2 smaller ones and a...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-03-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,704
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Building your ideal Bandroom

Our band has recently moved into an old scout hall that we hopefully have the option of keeping exclusively for the band. We would want to modify it for our purposes over time and so we are busy...
Forum: Music 06-12-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,082
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Grace Note Theory

Well if you were doing it for yourself then no harm I guess. I would be reluctant to share "incomplete" music with my piping friends especially if it was for a competition. As someone has said, it...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-23-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,683
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Going in on a bagpipe share

I too was thinking about this pay it forward stuff. While the original post and subsequent posts about getting to play pipes that one doesn't usually get a chance to play falls a bit flat in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-18-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,356
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Electronic chanter

I do that with my Deger - you can adjust the pitch to match the BMW options of A or Bb. A bit pricey tho. No experience with other makes.
Forum: Music 12-06-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: A great jig for a great man

Nelson Mandela's welcome to Glasgow
Forum: Music 06-24-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: 3/4 Breton March

Its what we played in a march selection for our band competition a couple years back and they worked really well. Started with 'Up to the line', into March Du Petre, into Accordian Man and then...
Forum: Music 06-24-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,925
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: 3/4 Breton March

Flett from Flota
Up to the Line
Accordian Man
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-13-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Practice Chanters in Specific Keys

I have fitted a PC top onto a smallpipe chanter in A that worked very well. It was a little loud and took a bit of extra puff but nothing that wasn't manageable.
Forum: Music 06-03-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Transposition/tuning

oops my bad - don't know how I saw harp in your post :shrug:.
Forum: Music 06-03-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Transposition/tuning

Yeah this can get confusing. The pipes tuning at your A = 474 is close to concert Bb = 466 which means that you are a bit sharp of concert Bb so if the harp sharpens their Bb strings to 474 then...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,835
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: J&R Glen, McCallum, Gellaitry

I would at least unpack the Glens and give them a go and see how you like them.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-26-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,282
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: What makes a great bagpipe great?

Well I just got myself a new set of pipes made by Chris Terry (seriously underated) the difference between them and the hendersons I was playing is big - not huge but big. They are of course reeded...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-12-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,468
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Accomodation in Glasgow

Hi,

Hope someone can point me in the right direction. My first time in Scotland and attending the CoP for the summer school before worlds. Our band was going to go but that this has fallen...
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-15-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: Campbell's Gathering

Try this link from EUSPBA Jimmy McIntosh is very helpful...

http://vimeo.com/channels/103905
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-20-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 723
Posted By Ian Turnbull
Re: MCS Desiccant

cat litter works great. I have used 'activated alumina' previously that was also not bad. Got a sample of a large bottle from a company and they called it Dryocel 848, 4mm - 6mm balls. Dry it out...
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