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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-09-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Why have a teacher (P/M praise)

Posted by Carolinapipes


The EZ Drones don't want to howl. The st up and strike in technique makes them howl. They are not a "chore" to strike in if done correctly.
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 08-06-2007, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Canmore Bag

That seems pretty weird. I must of tied on at least 200 Canmore bags on many makes of pipes (narrow and wide stocks) and very few ever came back with problems.

Most problems with the grommets...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 08-05-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: About to buy my first set of pipes.

Posted by Iain sherwood

I think this is very sound advice. You could get a million opinions. There are many many excellent makes out there, they are all inherently different but all well made...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 08-05-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Canmore Bag

They last for yeeeeeears.
I change mine after about 4 years because the inner membrane which allows the moisture to pass through breaks down eventually. They will remain airtight well past this...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 08-05-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Black wax hemp or yellow wax hemp on tuning pin

I always say use whatever you like (cat gut and horse hair if you like), as long as the sliding parts slide nice and smooth and the static joints don't pop out. If it's all kept in good condition...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-14-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Horpipe or jig for newbie

Posted by me: Maybe it's in the Gordon's book one. One of the two anyway. :)
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-14-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Ending competition piece

Sorry for taking the thread off at a tangent there. As far as ending a performance goes, I just nod to the judge and acknowledge the listeners if there are any.

I think respect, or lack thereof,...
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-14-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Ending competition piece

I understand where you're coming from. There are some bad mannered players out there. There should be a mutual respect. :)
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-13-2007, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Ending competition piece

Kayla posted I don't believe I've ever done or would do that. :)
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-13-2007, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 893
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Ending competition piece

My experience of stewards (the majority where I've played)in the US has been different form games in Scotland. To my mind a good steward should get the player when it's time. In the US I've...
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-13-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: 'D' tunes for competition?

There shouldn't be any problem with tunes in D, although it's rare to hear them. The Bm tunes are much more common. The D tunes are usually played a little faster than the others but I suppose to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-12-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: One more thing...

Pressure should be applied by the inside elbow. If there is pressure on your inside forearm you'll get numb and end up with more severe problems down the line.
Not long ago I talked to a youngster...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-12-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,186
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Horpipe or jig for newbie

Donald MacLeod's The Man from Skye and Cork Hill are what I started with. Or 2 parted Hornpipe The Kiwi in Guard's Bk2 :)
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-05-2007, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: unsteady bass

I agree with Chris.
With 5 years of playing time you obviously know what's what but it is common for many newish players to unconsciously over blow the High A. I'd try sitting back with the pressure...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 05-04-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Sheepskin and Cane Reeds

I've always had good luck with a cork & brass tube shoved in the blowpipe stock - :thumb: Sheep & Canmore.
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-02-2007, 08:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Tuning in front of judge

No, you don't count on anything, but if you are struggling with your pipes you use every option. Like I said, everyone should be instructed on tuning from the get go. I'm only talking about...
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-02-2007, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Tuning in front of judge

I think the most important thing is to be confident or at least give the impression of confidence in front of the judge. Know your routine for tuning, take your time. Don't worry about turning your...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 04-24-2007, 05:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,200
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Qualified?

Oh yeh,
I think you picked me up wrong. When it come to the bagpipe itself, my first concern even for the "casual player" is for them to learn to control the bagpipe. I believe that every piper,...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 04-23-2007, 04:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,200
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Qualified?

Some of my students are adults who have taken up the bagpipe purely for fun and have no intention playing competitions or of joining a band. For these folks I try to guide them towards achieving ...
Forum: Music Groups 04-23-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: playing with folk instruments

To clarify what I used for Bb playing - 60s Hardie chanter. It's great, just takes a bit of getting used to. I can get it 466Hz :) easily.
Forum: Music Groups 04-23-2007, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: playing with folk instruments

I played with Celtic/Rock band Wolfstone and used a 440 chanter. For the most part my drones were off because the arrangements required a great deal of starting and stopping quickly and changing to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument Archive 04-22-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,018
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: Moisture Problems

A number of factors might be taken into account i.e. temperature, humidity level but you can adjust the amount of moisture you're blowing in to a certain extent. Keeping your head slightly elevated...
Forum: Industry News 04-20-2007, 05:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 505
Posted By G. Mulholland
Graham Mulholland

Graham Mulholland Pipe Music (http://www.mulhollandpipemusic.com)

graham@mulhollandpipemusic.com (mailto:graham@mulhollandpipemusic.com)
Strathmore Bagpipes by Murray Henderson
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Forum: Competing Pipers 04-19-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,079
Posted By G. Mulholland
Re: New Solo Events

Glasgow Games is great, great Judges, events and plenty of shade.
Forum: Your Announcements 02-19-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By G. Mulholland
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