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Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-21-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Freeman
Re: Good Piping Workshop videos to share

Thanks Colin - that was exactly the kind of video I was talking about.

Hopefully we can have a few more posted.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Freeman
Good Piping Workshop videos to share

On youtube I occasionally stumble across a 20-30 minute recording from a piping workshop where the top-level instructor is delving into technique and execution.

They're not easy to find through...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By Freeman
Bass Drone Crack Repair

Hello,

I noticed a thin crack (<1mm wide) running length lengthwise along the entire combed/beaded part of my middle bass drone section. A quick look inside revealed it was only on the surface.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-11-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,092
Posted By Freeman
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

I came across this feature article on the pinky which was a good read.

https://bagpipe.news/2019/04/28/the-great-pinkie-debate/
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-03-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,092
Posted By Freeman
Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

Hello,

Our band has been rehearsing the Black Bear. My question relates to the end of first bar - the quick run A---B-C---A.

The pipe major said not to stress about putting our pinkie down...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-08-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By Freeman
Bass Drone Tuning - Feeling the Vibrations

Yesterday I wasn't having much luck tuning my bass drone during a windy practice session. I had it close, but no cigar.

Suddenly the plastic tip of my etymotic er20 earplugs touched the drone -...
Forum: Music 02-07-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Freeman
Question: Correct Fingering For High-A Grace Notes

Hello,

I'm learning the Jolly Beggarman. In second measure second bar there is a cut F, to a High-A grace note, onto a dotted High G.

Is the correct technique for High-A grace notes played in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-26-2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,070
Posted By Freeman
Help Improving Band Tuning

Hello,

We're a small-town band in Australia that performs at public events.

I've taken on tuning responsibilities, despite being the most junior piper by several decades; the older guys are...
Forum: Music 01-21-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Freeman
Where the Beat Falls on High G Doubling

Hello,

'Where the beat falls' has been discussed extensively on here. I've read through several threads and didn't walk away with an understanding of the beat on high g doubings.

As an example:...
Forum: Music 08-21-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By Freeman
Identify This Tune

Hello,

Could someone help me identify this march.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f38pzrMW2ic

Thanks.
Forum: Pipe Bands 08-15-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By Freeman
Founding a Junior Band

Hello,

I'm a member of a typical battling country-town pipe band in Australia. I look at the 90% of our members who are 50+ and think - we're going to be in trouble in the next decade.

I've put...
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