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Forum: Side / Snare Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Premier HTS-800 + Evans PB-SB1A + ???

After asking around we finally decided on the

Evans SS14MS3C Clear Marching Snare Side Drum Head, 14 Inch...
Forum: Side / Snare 02-20-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Premier HTS-800 + Evans PB-SB1A + ???

We are thinking of using the Evans PB-SB1A by Stephen Creighton...
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-11-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

Excellent! :thumb:



Thank you David.


tomm
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-11-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

David, is there any chance you could publish the links to the Audio and Video presentations separately? The PDF refers to these media but they are inaccessible from the document.


tomm
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-11-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

Thank you David! Perfect! :thumb:


I was reading the ePub version on my Android Samsung Tablet last night and really enjoying the book (despite the conversion difficulties).
I was learning about...
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-10-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

The Ebook Convertor in Apple iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-ebook-converter/id890503038?mt=8)


.mobi please.


tomm
Forum: Piobaireachd 01-10-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: APC Guide to Pibroch

Works for text but very, very painful for everything else. It appears, from the quote, that it hasn't actually been tested on any other OS or platform. YMMV.

Just so you know, the market share for...
Forum: Music 01-09-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: The Royal Mile

The Royal Mile (https://www.patrickmclaurin.com/tunedatabase/find.php?titlemac=Yes&phpcomposer=Rugg,%20William,%20Sergeant&compmac=Yes&orderbythis=book&Submit=Submit&fuzzy=Yes)

The Gordon...
Forum: Side / Snare 01-08-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Where is Eric Ward?

Bleary and District Grade 1 are taking another year off. (https://www.pipesdrums.com/article/grade-1-bleary-district-taking-another-year-off/)

It is reported that Eric Ward has parted ways with...
Forum: Beer Tent 12-13-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: PDQB Certification

There is a clue as to the type of tunes expected in the Theory section of the PDQB Level 2 material on the pdqb.org site.

"Write out 8 bars of a Simple Tune (their caps) from memory. The tune is...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 12-12-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Real bagpipe sounds for BMW/Bagpipe-Reader, NO special hardware required

Very Kool! :thumb:


Now I need to set low A to 480 instead of 466 and adjust all the rest of the notes accordingly.


Thanks very much! Good work!


tomm
Forum: Beer Tent 12-04-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: PDQB Certification

I recently attended an information session in Ottawa, Canada about the PDQB and would like to take my level 2. I have some questions that perhaps the forums members can address from their experience...
Forum: Music 12-04-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: The Art of the 6/8 March

That was a well and clearly explained summary! Thank you. :thumb:
Forum: Music 12-03-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: The Art of the 6/8 March

Bruce Gandy Piping Live 2018 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k6Ak-mxg4Y)
Forum: Music 12-03-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Slow Air publication

Scots Guards, Volume III, page 187 (https://www.amazon.com/SCOTS-GUARDS-STANDARD-SETTINGS-BAGPIPE/dp/184609917X)
Forum: Music 12-02-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: The Art of the 6/8 March

So, I asked Bruce and he was kind enough to reply


"Hi there Tom. I mostly say that, because I just feel that the good strong dot cut style is really losing it's way mathematically and I don't...
Forum: Music 12-02-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: The Art of the 6/8 March

The exact quote was



"I'm going to continue on now with what some might think of the obligatory ... but I find enjoyable, six eight marches.


Still an art form in Scotland. But long...
Forum: Music 11-30-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
The Art of the 6/8 March

During Bruce Gandy's recital this year at the Worlds he made a comment that was something like, in Scotland they still treat the 6/8 march as an art form, but in North America it is treated like a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-15-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Drone Reed Recommendation for 1910 Hendersons

I always used Angus MacColl as a guide.

From this thread (http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160550)




also
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-15-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: The Piobaireachd Tutor - Part 1 MacFadyen and MacLeod Audio Tape

The book has a copyright of 1977 by John MacFadyen and Donald McLeod and was published in Scotland by Sound and Visual Products Ltd., Cockenzie, East Lothian.

Under UK copyright law the copyright...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-14-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: The Piobaireachd Tutor - Part 1 MacFadyen and MacLeod Audio Tape

Thank you to everyone who helped me find the, now 43 year old, rare as hen's teeth, tape.


I now have it digitized and split into mp4 files for 28 lessons and 3 tunes and 2 sides.


tomm
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-13-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Chedari and friends

Here is a source for your statement (https://wiki.altpibroch.com/p/Canntaireachd_(Introduction)) : Barnaby Brown

"Canntaireachd is an expressive medium intended for the ear; it makes challenging...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,553
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: When The Battle's Over-0600

The response I got back from Stuart Letford (http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/sletford@thepipingcentre.co.uk) at the NPC was


"Hi Tom, the certificate is not on our website yet. We're still...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-13-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Chedari and friends

Highland Bagpipe Piobaireachd Tutor Music - Appendix: Sung Cainntaireachd (https://soundcloud.com/user-659107550) :woot:



tomm
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-12-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Tom MacKenzie
Re: Blair Digital Chanter Settings

What I have found is




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