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Forum: Side / Snare 11-04-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Question from a piper

I heard those guys compete -
That was Kevin Barry Pipe Band, in Grade 5.
Really solid drumming - made me feel almost young again...

:)
Forum: Side / Snare 09-17-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: How many lines?

Depending on the particular model/convention, above the line is right hand, below the line is left, if that helps...
Forum: Pipe Bands 09-12-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Pipe band marching command and/or drill videos

Out of curiosity, are you a new or novice DM?
That might help shape answers...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-30-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Service Pipe Bands History

No idea.

BUT - the Lady-wife partied at the Todd (Glasgow) with Strathclyde Fire & Rescue PB the night of the Worlds last year (I was home working) They all apparently had a great time.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-30-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Service Pipe Bands History

Presumably you are mainly interested in bands in the US and still going?

There are a fair number of Police bands in Scotland that were in existence in the late 1800s. With amalgamation and...
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-01-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Top North American Pipe Bands - update!

Burnetts & Struth is history
Forum: Pipe Bands 05-01-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,749
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Top North American Pipe Bands - update!

Peel is now in Grade 2 from Grade 1.
Midlothian is back in Grade 2 after a bit of rebuilding in Grade 3.
Forum: Bass Sections 01-22-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Border Cities Caledonian - Positions available for tenor drummers

We still have 2 slots left to fill in the tenor ranks - and are always looking for snare drummers able to contribute.

http://www.bordercitiescaledonian.org/recruiting/
Forum: Bass Sections 11-28-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By Pete Walen
Border Cities Caledonian - Positions available for tenor drummers

We're working on building something that has not been seen at the grade 3 or 4 level in the Windsor/Detroit area in a long time. We are looking for drummers who are interested in playing tenor with a...
Forum: Side / Snare 08-10-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Tenor Mallets

All of the mallet brands you name have their own strong and weak points. Which one, make or model, is "best:" depends on many things, like style, approach, grip (that's bigger than some folks...
Forum: Bass Sections 07-24-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Judging flourishing routines in band competitions

PPBSO had a Bass & Tenor Section judge for a short time, experimental IIRC. That was starting up about 10 or 12 years ago. It did not really go far, and was scrapped a few years later.

I've seen a...
Forum: Bass Sections 06-25-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Bass Drum Emphasis

Thanks - not sure about brilliant, but... anyway -

As for 5/4s - thin 3/4s on steroids. Same basic hand motion & pulse pattern (1 - a 2 & 3 &) - then, I add a light pulse on 4 and a stronger...
Forum: Bass Sections 06-15-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Bass Drum Emphasis

OK - Retreat marches - 3/4s...

Keep the same hand-to-hand feel. However, the motion itself will alter slightly. Also, the motion I use & teach is a bit different than the approach commonly...
Forum: Bass Sections 06-14-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Bass Drum Emphasis

Well, let's see... for marches... (dance timings are a little different)...

2/4s I tend to follow the same basic pattern as a 4/4 - except the resolution bar is handled differently. HOW...
Forum: Bass Sections 06-13-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,304
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Bass Drum Emphasis

Let's see.

My basic model for a tune I do not know (meaning the pipers launch into something we have not worked on as a group before or I'm sitting in with a band that is not my own) my basic form...
Forum: Side / Snare 08-10-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,100
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Starting a 3/4 march

Eight years and no closer to being settled?
Forum: Beer Tent 07-08-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Drums needed?

I decided long ago that the bands that feel the need to have their drummers play on every stinking tune, including Amazing Grace, really need to chill. Rolls here and there, at the end of phrases...
Forum: Side / Snare 04-03-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,664
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Drum Tuning by Pearl

Adamscrnr - check this video from Jim Kilpatrick. He's setting up a Pearl...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5kAlW6KTuM
Forum: Beer Tent 03-18-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,468
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: St. Patrick's Day Rant

As annoying as it is, I find such "almost Irish" tunes on "not quite Irish" pipes far less offensive than the green beer and "traditional Irish food" that gets served up at so many bars, etc.,
...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 03-09-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 93
Posted By Pete Walen
WTB: Full Dress Drum Sling

Yup, the leather (or leather-looking) sling, black, chrome/silver(looking) buckles, etc., that was worn with #1, full-dress uniforms. I know it is really old school, but, hey, I'm old.

I'm...
Forum: Your Announcements 03-02-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By Pete Walen
New Pipe Band, New Ceilidh - Save the Date!

The Border Cities Caledonian, the newest pipe band in the Windsor, Ontario area, is hosting a Tartan Day Ceilidh!

Saturday, April 9, at the Scottish Club of Windsor hall on Tecumseh, in Windsor....
Forum: Music 09-28-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,846
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Tunes on Pipes from WW1 and WW2

Heroes of St Valery...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Anyone know Capital District schedule?

Yer Missing it! Better hurry! ;)

Schedule (pdf): http://scotgames.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/CDSG-2015-Sat-Sun-Schedule-Bill-Munro1.pdf

General website: http://scotgames.com/
Forum: Beer Tent 08-23-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,052
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: Where were SFU?

... which set off a round of "what was that judge listening to/for?" games.

Which led to other questions getting asked. I expect the archives (here) still have some of those conversations. I...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,437
Posted By Pete Walen
Re: "Give it a rest, you're killing me"

Finding a remote area to practice where you are absolutely not going to disturb someone is almost impossible. Setting reasonable times, being as far away from homes, houses, offices, etc., as...
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