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Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-18-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,652
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Right. The hard D is similar to the first initial tone you get with some Highland drone reeds when you strike it up (i.e. that first buzzy tone). In that sequence of vibration, the reed tongue is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-13-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,652
Re: "Phase locking" drones

In my experience, the stock's vibration has to do to some extent to the length of the reed, i.e. where the airtightness should begin. So for example a Kinnaird tenor with the screw all the way in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-12-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,652
Re: "Phase locking" drones

In a way, perhaps. In fact what is happening is, whenever you strike up, the first (buzzy) tone you hear is the fact that the tongues are more open than closed (i.e., tapping staccato on the tongue...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,652
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Just to follow up here: When I talked about blowing through the stocks I was installing a set of Drone Dry stocks so I had the opportunity to listen to the acoustic tuning of my original tenor...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,652
Re: "Phase locking" drones

This was something I was dreaming about for years now, and I'm soooooooooooo glad you finally came up with this, John!!!!!!!!! Simply the best man in the world when it comes to acoustic tuning of...
Forum: Piping and Drumming Jokes 09-16-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 512
Clean Jokes from age 10 and up

I hope these aren't too lame, but please bare in mind I conjured up these jokes when I was only 10 and just started to fall in love with the pipes. Remember this is only coming from the 10-year-old...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-11-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

Thanks everyone.
Unfortunately, long Ezeedrones have longer bodies, which change the acoustic tuning of the tenors so that there is less of the high A harmonic (see the outline of the acoustic...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-10-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

Wow. Is nail polish really that heavy?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

Thanks guys.
I'm afraid that blue tack won't be the best solution for me because, look at this... it's super sensitive to where you put it on the reed tongue, and even a small change in location has...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

So as I understand it, if you take a strip of tape and cut it in half widthwise, would that work? Like I said, even the regular width is wide enough that the tape goes beyond just on the surface of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Tape for drone reed tongues

Hey y'all,
So, ok. As a piper who is more about the tone of my pipes more than anything else, I have noticed that the screw / nosecone / whatever is to adjust the length of the reed, affects the...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-13-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 462
Zampogna forum totally unfriendly with screen readers, please help.

Hey pipers,
For those of you who play the zampogna, there is an Italian Zampogna forum run by Alfonso Toscano called Chitarra Batente, but there are a ton of zampogna threads. This is the only...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-23-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Zampognas: Let the obscure not be so obscure...

Hey pipers,
So, many of you may be aware that like Ted Anderson (Tedley), I am a Highland piper but am quite fascinated with other types of bagpipes, particularly the Italian zampogna, even though I...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-19-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Re: A Piobaireachd based on G. Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro"

Well, since my B.F.F., Hailey is an operatic soprano, making an operatic aria out of a piobaireachd would definitely be for her! Good luck Hailey... LOL
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-27-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Re: A Piobaireachd based on G. Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro"

Honestly, Klondike, I don't listen to tenors so I've actually never heard these. The only connection I have with Nabuccco, is that the famous Dutch soprano, Cristina Deutekom (1931 - 2014), played...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-26-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
A Piobaireachd based on G. Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro"

Rarely any pipers I know of would think that I happen to love the epic "O Mio Babbino Caro", the most famous of operatic soprano songs, composed in 1918 by G. Puccini, so much that I was inspired to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Unless we're talking about two different things, I've heard that baby powder can be toxic. Perhaps I'm confusing that with talc powder maybe?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2020, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Wow, you know I've actually never thought of that. I'll see what effect that has when I play my pipes tomorrow. I guess it might be the same, but I've never tried it so I can't really assume what the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Well, every time I rub my pinkie finger near what people claim to be the oiliest spots, that doesn't help enough. I also tried washing my hands and that helped a little as well, in addition to the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Well, I discovered something pretty cool here.
So I played the Henderson chanter pretty much all day, and I didn't remember the fact that I have some hand cream that i thought I was originally going...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Re: Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Hate to keep sounding persistent and braggy, but to be honest, every single reed I've tried in my Naill chanter, with the exception of maybe one MacPhee reed, just can't play the accidentals, unless...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-19-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Impossible birls on Peter Henderson plastic chanter

Hey crew,
So, here's the thing. So the reed in my 2013 Naill chanter was just about done, so I trashed it and found a new reed. Only to still not get the ability for the unique chromatic notes...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-12-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Re: Playing Gaita and singing at the same time?

WOW! All I can just say is... WOW!!!!!!
Here is the zampogna piece with the (presumably) singing zampognaro. Like I said, I am assuming the bags are big enough to sing a verse. If you listen closely...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-06-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Re: Playing Gaita and singing at the same time?

Wow, very interesting. Suppose the same is true for zampogna bags, no? I mean, there is a recording in the 1960s of what is credited as just a duo of zampogna playing and ciaramella playing, but I...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-06-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Playing Gaita and singing at the same time?

Hola, gaiteros
So, on Youtube, upon looking up the tracklist for the out-of-print CD "The Ace and Deuce of Pipering" (THANKS PANCELTICPIPER!), I noticed that both tracks featuring the Spanish Gaita...
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