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Forum: Beer Tent 09-29-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By piper Q
Re: Quick march at slow pace?

Timing is everything and nothing? You could try half stepping in a quick march. But I'd suggest just going with an easy slow walk. If you know the tune well it should be ok. Cue in Yackety Saks and...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-17-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By piper Q
Re: Tanning sheep

A method I do not recommend:

To use my fathers favored method first you remove your belt rapidly from your trousers and then start flailing with it upon the child's bum.... Oh not that style of...
Forum: Music 09-17-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By piper Q
Re: When the Battle's O'er - How many verses?

Are you thinking of how we play it on the pipes vs how it is sung? When Played on Pipes the first is repeated then the 2nd part played and repeated. As follows A, A, B, B. Where when sung it is A, B,...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-17-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By piper Q
Re: Audience health issue

I am not a medical Practitioner, and my certifications as a EMT have well expired. Though I do practice Quackery and recommend good whiskey for what ails people.


But here is a layman's take on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-14-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,064
Posted By piper Q
Re: Dumb Question: Drones vs. Chanter Reed Strength

Chanter Reeds vary between manufacturers, and also the Bridles can be quiet different. Check your drones out closely if you use Balance Tone as I do the bridles may be starting to tear. Either...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By piper Q
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

One aspect of unsanctioned events is they can be quite often social events.

The ones early on into the season allows the newer band members to get a feel for being in front of crowds. Getting over...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 859
Posted By piper Q
Re: Naval Dining In

If they request the SSB on pipes and refuse to listen to reason; then direct their attention to the NOLA FD efforts before a Saints Game. the video is probably on U-tube somewhere.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-06-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By piper Q
Re: Ear protection recommendations for the band circle

I will just cover commercially available hearing protection, and not custom fitted items. I have familiarity with the following types due to military and fire department service.

A good...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-05-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By piper Q
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

OK no sarcasm this time. As for worst venues, often there are problems with places and locations, even I must admit as much. Dry dusty fair grounds; Crowded urban indoor locations with poor...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,613
Posted By piper Q
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

Caution. heavy doses of sardonic wit follows, you've been warned:

Ahhh but the ambiance of shared misery by the Pipers is what makes such horrid venues so memorable. Think of the stories you can...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-01-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,217
Posted By piper Q
Re: Piping at Funerals

I have a business card or two with me if a Funeral Director or a rep asks for a card, I provide it.otherwise, I let word of mouth and referrals be the source of contact for funeral services. Since...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-01-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By piper Q
Re: Feather Bonnet Size

This thread could be, and maybe should be hijacked, into a 'What head wear is abhorrent when piping' thread of discussions.

Whilst a feather bonnet may look imposing, awesome,and cool, is it...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-01-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,662
Posted By piper Q
Re: What happened at McCain's memorial service

Joining the Dog Pile late but my 2 cents worth:

Yes, I did equate his playing to nails on a chalk slate and could not bare to endure but a line and two bars at most.

I also feel he was probably...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-29-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By piper Q
Re: Air management, drones, and climate

Thank you all for your insights. Gives me time to think and consider whats going on. Have an easy week.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By piper Q
Air management, drones, and climate

Good day all. I've run into a problem with setting up the pipes. More specifically, I think it is an issue of temperature and humidity condition on the Mississippi Coast in August.

Generally, when...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By piper Q
Re: I need a wee dram or three....

The Biniou Kozh can have a unique sound. The Biniou Bras is nicer. Though I much prefer the call and response with the Bombard of some Breton Pipe Bands, to some of the other styles of piping I've...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-18-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By piper Q
I need a wee dram or three....

Listening to and following a few different pipers and pipe bands over the years... the chanter tunings are seemingly going higher and higher. I still tend to tune at a conservative 472 to 474 Hz...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-18-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By piper Q
Re: Highland Circus fairylore small pipes, questions.

Thank you for the feed back. She's game for using the pipes as a practice goose. Have a safe end to Summer .
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-09-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By piper Q
Highland Circus fairylore small pipes, questions.

One of the folks I interact with from time to time was gifted a set of Highland Circus Small Pipes. After looking them over, they seem to be an interesting set up, but I've got questions on numerous...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-21-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By piper Q
Re: Starter PCs

My first instructor had me purchase a PC as part of the agreement, I could see the practicality behind that as I would always have it with me. But for a younger beginning student who may be...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-02-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By piper Q
Re: Never Leave your pipes in the car in high summer.

Residing just this side of Hell proper, just at the Gates if you will, on the Redneck Riviera of Mississippi. The ABW Pipes stay in the AC a lot! I also have a set of Dunbar Poly pipes. Those I carry...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-15-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By piper Q
Re: After-hours C'eilidh

The accent in the Cailli <-- phonetic spelling, is due to using an American English key board for a Celtic spelling.

As for the mix of tunes, they are just fun tunes.

Or I could tell you how...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By piper Q
After-hours C'eilidh

Later in the year, here on the Swampass Coast of Mississippi when the weather moderates some and the Natives call 50 degrees Fahrenheit raw. A modest Celtic festival is held at the fair grounds in...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,770
Posted By piper Q
Re: What is your favorite tune?

Favorite tunes? Ones I've recently mastered, that strike a cord with me.
Hector the Hero being such, and I have an affinity for Sou Gan as well.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By piper Q
Re: Are you an audiophile/or do you find sound fascinating?

Bagpipes are for the rebellious side of me. As for my intimate relationship with sound and it's subtleties. It did not begin when I was a child trapped into listening to what my Father called "Good...
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