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Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Funny bagpipe parody - remember this one?

There are certainly some funny moments in that one!

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 08-06-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: 20mm Drone/Stock Bores - 4,000 year old link to measurements

Fascinating. Though I have sincere doubts that it has any connection to bagpipes other than it's a wind instrument.

I'm curious about this "panpipe with bag" concept. I'll admit that I'd never...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-05-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: An experiment!

1) About 57 miles per hour. It had a good bounce at the end. I could have thrown it farther if I hadn't wet it in my mouth before pitching it.

2) I couldn't get a sound after the throw...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-05-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: C.E. Kron pipemaker

Are you saying there was no response when you called and emailed him using the contact information on his website?

Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 08-04-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Folks are more than welcome to post videos for critique in the videos forum here. If someone is nasty, we moderators can do a slap down!

Honestly, I think it's one of the most underutilized...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: $800 chanter, no silver

Well, the sole has Schreger lines, but I don't have the time to measure the angles and figure out what animal it came from. Or if it's a fantastic fake ivory.

It sounds like it was made by Dunbar...
Forum: Adult Pipers 07-31-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Need advice to help with a decision

Well, I guess my first question is, how do they sound?

As far as loose mounts and flaking, I'd contact McCallum and see what they say. While I don't own a set, I've always heard good things about...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-29-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Inspiring Movie Scene Featuring Pipers

I'm glad you found bagpipes inspirational. :) I still remember my first experience hearing a well-tuned set of pipes played by a competent piper.

These references may be helpful, especially if no...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-28-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Help with getting the air I blow into the pipes!!

I'm a fan of the Moose Valve. I'm also a fan of the Ergonomic Mouthpiece:
http://www.reedwrangler.net/flexible-ergonomic-mouthpiece/

I use both.

As Bob (KW) said it could be a leak or a...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 07-19-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: ABC music software - incipit file

Isn’t an incipit basically a preview of a tune? Like the first four bars or something?

I don’t believe it’s a set up file or template.

If I’m not mistaken, a common use is to have a page with,...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-19-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

Thank you, Richard, a fine commentary.

Andrew
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-18-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

:lol: That's a big harsh, Adam. Surely, the "Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo puts on a spectacular performance".

I'm curious about this claim:
"Fortunately, the bagpipe’s iconic 'airbag' was...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-17-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

I’m waiting folks who are better historians than me to point out the errors... :thumb:

Andrew
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 07-17-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Who invented the bagpipes?

Some interesting insight. Better than a lot of the "bagpipes were invented in Scotland" articles!

Who Really Invented The Bagpipes?...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-17-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: What is your Willie MacCallum number?

Yeah, pretty much. :) Though Chris at 10 would have beat the 12-year-old girl—and me too! :lol:

Andrew
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Why the bidding on these pipes?

:lol:

That made me chuckle out loud! A sad state of affairs!

Andrew
Forum: Music 07-17-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,350
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: "Wrongly" arranged and misprinted tunes

What burns me is people disregarding copyright and illegally posting tunes that are not in the public domain. I saw Clumsy Lover misattributed with simply "Traditional". I also saw Highland Cathedral...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-16-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: What is your Willie MacCallum number?

I am fond of sharing the story of being beaten by a 12-year-old girl in competition once! She went on to be quite good and put my medals to shame.

(Of course, her dad was a piper and she was...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-15-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Why the bidding on these pipes?

I just looked at the photos . . . "Run away! Run away!"

Of course, there are the odd Pakistani set out there that just happen to be fine. It's the 95% of the bad ones that give the good ones a bad...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: What is your Willie MacCallum number?

:lol: I can't help with that!



Then, I must be Willie McCallum! Woo!
Or my number is +1,000,000.
:shrug:

:)
Andrew
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: What is your Willie MacCallum number?

Let's go through this logically.

If you are Willie MacCallum, your Willie MacCallum number is 0.

I'm not a 0, or I'd be Willie McCallum.

If you have beaten Willie MacCallum in competition,...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-14-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Forum: Music 07-13-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Tunes Graded by Difficulty Reference

So, 16 years ago, PM Jim Harrington—not the DM judge of the same name whom I've talked to here in California—made up a reference of 800 4-part tunes where he assigned a competition grade level to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-10-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Newbie question - mouthpiece protectors

FWIW, I'm a big fan of the Reed Wrangler Ergonomic Mouthpiece. I'm convinced it made the difference between me breaking down on a piobaireachd in competition and finishing for a gold medal. It's also...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-10-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,176
Posted By Andrew Lenz
Re: Help with transition to pipes...

David,

It's rare that someone can jump on the pipes with a new reed and launch into a series of tunes . . . unless an experienced piper preps the reed to make it particularly easy.

My...
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