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Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-10-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,463
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Leaving out the gracenotes?

At the end of the day, to each their own. If someone has the time to take on the role of Embellishment Police, by all means... :thumb: I, however, am strongly of the opinion that the embellishments...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-04-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Ideas for Helpful Piping Apps/Digital Tools?

I have been thinking about the map project, and I think I'll dive into that in the very near future. Stay tuned for more details. :thumb:
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-03-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Ideas for Helpful Piping Apps/Digital Tools?

Admittedly, the tape idea wouldn't be the most earth shattering, but something I may toy around with just to explore some functionalities of creating a GUI in Python and working with events. Speaking...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-02-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Ideas for Helpful Piping Apps/Digital Tools?

Hi all,

I'm a novice/hobbyist computer programmer working in Python (https://www.python.org/)and looking to get some C# (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/)/Xandarin...
Forum: Music 02-02-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Monthly Composition Thread Continuity?

I can't recall exactly who prompted this idea, but back in December at least one forum-goer had the idea to implement a monthly composition thread based on a musical fragment, rhythm, idiom, etc., We...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-22-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Favor PC reeds?

My favorite PC reed depends on the time of day that I'm practicing (as someone who lives in an apartment complex). During the day, I belt out whatever tunes/exercises on a Frazer Warnock or Gibson...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-20-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,470
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Fred Morrison Uilleann Pipes

Very exciting! Thanks for the update. Once my job search is over and I am no longer living the humble life of a graduate student, I may have to treat myself to a set of Fred's UP's. Does anyone know...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-18-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Learning Uilleann Pipes

Peter,

I'm looking forward to following along with your journey! I hope to tackle the uilleann pipes one day myself. Alas, it's just not in the cards at the moment working full-time as a student...
Forum: Music 12-15-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Monthly composition thread

Very exciting! I'm in the thick of final exams at the moment, but I'm very much looking forward to adding my submission later in the week.



Once you've updated an attachment, you can click the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-25-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Memorization techniques?

You may be doing this already, but make sure you understand the construction of the tune (primary, secondary, etc.) and use your knowledge of the tune structure to keep a sort of running checklist in...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By Joseph Diodato
What if PM's were like Fletcher from the movie Whiplash?

If you've never seen the film, imagine if Gordon Ramsey were a musician.

For reference: the 'Not my tempo' scene ...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Any Favorite Tunes for All Hallows Eve?

The Haunting? Id also put forth Mist-Covered Mountains of Home and Dark Island. I imagine b minor tunes will generally fit the bills.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Any Favorite Tunes for All Hallows Eve?

I'd say that A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach fits the bill pretty well.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Listen to this

Same here. The green 'play' button is grayed out, as are the names of each track.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-27-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pipe Teacher in LaFayette, Indiana?

That would be the Indianapolis Gordon 500 Pipers (https://www.500gordonpipers.com/). I suppose the real question then becomes if Paul's students are more interested in a parade or competition band....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-26-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Recommend new drone reeds for McCallum's

I currently use EzeeDrone in my McCallum pipes, but I've also heard great things about the White Mambas.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Can I ship a pipe with ivory mounts to the USA?

I'm fairly certain that the answer is no (although I hope someone more familiar with the pertinent laws can chime in). This article...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Cleaning a zipperless SSP (Canmore) bag?

I have a set of Shepherd smallpipes in A that are an absolute delight. However, I was taking my pipes apart to put in a new drone set, re-hemp the joints, etc., and I realized that this particular...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-24-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pipe Teacher in LaFayette, Indiana?

Paul,

I highly reccomend your students check out the Bloomington Pipers' Society (https://www.facebook.com/bloomingtonpipers/?ref=br_rs) in Bloomington, IN. We've got a great group of pipers at...
Forum: Music 09-03-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

Peter,

This may be on your radar already, but Keith MacDonald's Church Piper series sounds like a good fit for your needs. Perhaps you might check out the Privy Piping book as well.

Cheers,
Joe
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Maverick Practice Chanters

I'm looking to expand my collection of piping items in the future, and I'm particularly interested in the Maverick practice chanters (https://www.maverickglasgow.com/product/titan/). Gorgeous...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,388
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Head shakers

Nope, even your average beginner band or orchestra student is squeaking out a 1 octave (concert pitch) B flat or D major scale after a few weeks of group instruction.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-15-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By Joseph Diodato
EzeeDrone vs Shepherd SSP Drone Reeds

I'll be looking to replace my Shepherd SSP drone reeds in the near future. I currently have the EzeeDrone Shepherd SSP reeds, but I'd love to hear perspectives from folks that have tried both the...
Forum: Side / Snare 08-12-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Practice Drum Pad Recommendation

I've dabbled in a bit of pipe band drumming and I absolutely love the Offworld pads. The pad is a bit louder, but very articulate. You also might look into a softer pad as well so that your son can...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-31-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First set of pipes ordered!

Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement! The pipe major of this particular band is aware that I intend to join their pipe corps once I'm up to snuff. The band practices quite a bit aways...
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