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Forum: Music 09-13-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
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Forum: Beer Tent 09-06-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,276
Posted By alsrx
Re: Ear protection recommendations for the band circle


I have tried several brands; however, I am more comfortable with the Alpine MusicSafe Pro. They're comfortable to wear. They are...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-05-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,224
Posted By alsrx
Re: What other instruments do you play?

I've been playing French Horn for over 30 years. I started on the pipes about 5 years ago after a piper played with my church orchestra for and Easter program.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-05-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By alsrx
Instructor in Athens, GA?

I know someone in Athens, GA that is interested in learning the pipes. Does anyone know if there is an instructor in that area?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-01-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,063
Posted By alsrx
Re: Blair Digital Chanter first thoughts

I too received one for Christmas; however, it was a gift to myself...haha.
I have not made any adjustments to the sensitivity and have been pleased with it so far.
I really like using the metronome...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-09-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,791
Posted By alsrx
Re: Electronic Pipes

Curious to hear if anyone has tried the Blair digital chanter yet?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-02-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By alsrx
Tone Temple

Any reviews on the Tone Temple vs the Tone Protector?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-29-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By alsrx
Re: Pipe case - which one?

I recently purchased a Bagpiper Trolly Case and flew from Atlanta to Edinburgh with it as a carryon. I never had any issues with security or airline staff. There were times I pulled it on its...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-02-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By alsrx
Help/Advice needed

I just received my new set of Peter Henderson PH1 pipes. I'm having difficulty getting the bass drone to strike in properly. The pitch sounds like the tenors. It came with EzeeDrone Reeds and I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-23-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,557
Posted By alsrx
Re: Hamon reeds in Firesides

Where can the Hamon reeds be ordered from?
Forum: Music 09-05-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By alsrx
Re: Beginner question

Thanks for the suggestions. I have been working through Sandy Jones' beginners book and also COP's tutor book. I feel like I'm ready to begin moving on while I still continue to master the basics.
Forum: Music 09-04-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By alsrx
Beginner question

What would be the first music book or collection of tunes would you recommend?


Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,286
Posted By alsrx
Re: The Worlds: Did the 2 day format work?

I flew in from the US just for the sole purpose of attending for the very first time. If it only been a one day event, I would have not considered it. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to meander...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-07-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By alsrx
Re: Tuning help

Thanks for the help, Patrick. I took hemp off the reed so it would sit lower and that got the pitches much closer. Still not perfect, but close enough to play for an elementary school music...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-06-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By alsrx
Re: Tuning help

I have moved the reed in and out but it still didn't change the the pitch difference.
Right now, my low A is showing on a meter at 478 but the high A is 455
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-06-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By alsrx
Tuning help

I have a new set of Gibson Firesides. I'm having trouble with the chanter tuning. My high A is almost a half step flat compared to low A. I know that adding tape to the high A will flatten it but...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-29-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By alsrx
Veteran's Day tunes?

I am still a beginner with the pipes. I am being asked to play for our local Veteran's Day program this year. What tunes are usually played in the US other than Amazing Grace?
Forum: Beer Tent 07-04-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,062
Posted By alsrx
Forum: Music 06-19-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By alsrx
Looking for music

I have purchased an album from iTunes called The Best of the Band of the Scots Guards. I would love to be able to purchase the music for the first tune of that album, "The Mission." I have seen...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-06-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By alsrx
Re: Gibson Firesides question

I pulled the trigger and ordered Gibson Firesides in cocobola with brass with the cocobola chanters in Bb and A. Looking forward to receiving them very soon!
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-02-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By alsrx
Gibson Firesides question

I am still within my first year of instruction. I am learning on a GHP provided by the band I've joined. I have been reading posts and would like to purchase a set of Gibson Firesides. My question...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-07-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By alsrx
Re: wet blower to dry blower

I have been droning now for about 4 weeks. The problem I'm having is spit building up around the mouthpiece and wanting to run down the blow stick or my chin. Any advice is welcomed.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-18-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,825
Posted By alsrx
Re: Trip to Scotland

That's the best advice I've seen. We will be arriving there the last week of June for the first time. I try to keep telling myself a similar message everytime we sit down and start looking at...
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