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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-04-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: I hate taorluath

I great piping instructor once told me to “make your worst parts your best parts”. That was one of the best lessons I ever received - about piping, and life too.

Just go play 10,000 taorluaths,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-29-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Proper Doubling Cadence

Jim McGillivray’s Rhythmic Fingerwork.

End of subject for this question, and lots of others. Skip to the front of the line - buy a copy.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Proper head gear?

Screw these paying clients and their inane expectations.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-24-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Proper head gear?

Thank you for this statement of sanity and common sense.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-14-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,556
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Ringo Bowen & The Bagpipe Place

You forgot to mention that ghastly guy on your lawn.
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-28-2020, 06:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,712
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

Excellent - thank you! I need to go find out more about the Donald MacDonald setting for TLITC.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-25-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: What the.... ?!

I don’t play uilleann pipes.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-25-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By Doug Walton
What the.... ?!

I was playing some piob stuff on my PC a couple of days ago, and I ran into something that really annoyed and surprised me.

My edres and crunluaths had been, up until now, something I felt I was...
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-11-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Island Piobaireachd Style

Interesting - I hope more posts follow here, since I’d like to learn about this style.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-08-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,231
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Favourite chanter pitch

My favorite chanter pitch is anywhere between 472 and 480 when the chanter sings and tunes well, and I get a nice, stable piob hi-G. Ideally for me, around 477-478.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-01-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,496
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Building a chanter humidor

Looks like the lid just rests on top, so that it's not 100% airtight, but close enough? I could see how that might make it a little less prone to mold growth.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,411
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

What an incredibly inane accusation to throw out. This entire thread is based on a flimsy effort (once again) to stir up activity on a declining forum that no longer provides much relevance. That...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,411
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Archy J, India’s 1st Pro Female Bagpiper

This made my morning - thanks! :laugh:
Forum: Beer Tent 01-25-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,411
Posted By Doug Walton
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-21-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Manometer

Just get one of these. They work great - using one for a while will definitely help your steadiness, and it can help you get better at tuning too.
...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-06-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Small Pipe Chanter Reed

Everything I've ever read says to never mouth blow an SSP chanter reed, unless you want to screw it up. Some ambient humidity is another thing - I think SSP reeds tend to be more stable and...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-21-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,187
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Glenfiddich Tempos

Try giving these a listen - I think what Jim's doing here is pretty cool, and something that I've been trying to reflect in my playing:
...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-20-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,187
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Glenfiddich Tempos

I've talked about your exact piobaireachd point with a past gold medallist who asserts something like this as well, and who has cool ideas and expressions that I think make piobaireachd more musical...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-20-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,187
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Glenfiddich Tempos

For me, whatever the most accomplished solo pipers on the planet currently deem as their best effort is pretty much exactly what I want to hear, and what I consider to be the benchmark. In my...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Iluminator run

Pipes sounded kinda dark.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,368
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Listen to this

Meh. Not an enjoyable listen for me.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,753
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Gordon Walker

Quiet, you. You’ve been afforded the luxury of a public forum for far too long, not only for your repeatedly inane responses here on so many minor matters, but now most unacceptably on this highly...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,753
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Gordon Walker

Yes. Absolutely.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-14-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,753
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Gordon Walker

Personally, I think this post should remain open.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,929
Posted By Doug Walton
Re: Scottish Power - aluminium foil?

100 degree air. hot sun beats down on bag neck, but air is already so hot that the change from the sunlight is minimized. reed may not change much.

65 degree air. hot sun beating down on bag...
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