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Forum: Music 08-23-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By David
Re: Parting Glass, 2nd part

Could be great worked into an arrangements with some other traditional instruments.
Forum: Music 08-13-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By David
Re: Parting Glass, 2nd part

Parting Glass / two versions (https://1drv.ms/u/s!AsXzRwtXxFBflHq-fdvBZSgfHF0e?e=e7TQe2)

Was this it? Does this suit folks?
Forum: Music 08-10-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By David
Re: Parting Glass, 2nd part

Odd still how many Irish singers sing those first few bars so differently. But in any event, thanks all. Back to piobaireachd. The entirety of Lament for the Children fits perfectly on the pipes!...
Forum: Music 08-10-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By David
Re: PARTING GLASS 2nd part

"Video not available" notice. Maybe Western Asia is not a permitted zone.

This is maybe like the Irish Guards version.
D D c B LA LA

Which is fine, but really not the same melody. More a...
Forum: Music 08-10-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By David
Re: PARTING GLASS 2nd part

Thanks. I don't really know the tune, and like most traditional western melodies, no one else does, either.

Makes me not wonder at the very not nice Highland pipe versions I heard or saw in notes....
Forum: Music 08-10-2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By David
Parting Glass, 2nd part

Yes, this tune again.

A students wants a pipe version of the version that starts F E | D B B LA and not the D D C B LA LA.

I have listened to dozens of mostly but not only Irish singers, and...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-30-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By David
Re: Mini MSR competition. Something I'd like to see.

Nothing to be "wrong" about. I have been fashioning mini MSRs for my own amusement for several decades. The idea is great.

Even great 4-part 2/4s languish in the face of artificially extended...
Forum: Music 06-09-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,480
Posted By David
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

What makes music sound Jewish

Freylakh/joyous music and freygish/Phrygian mode.

https://jewishstudies.washington.edu/arts-culture/what-makes-music-sound-jewish/
Forum: Beer Tent 05-23-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,904
Posted By David
Re: Thick People

The famous 18th century French song "Plaisir d'Amour" was recorded on the pipes maybe 40-45 years ago. A few others have cut vinyl for this as "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You."

I was...
Forum: Music 05-19-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,480
Posted By David
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

Arabs and Jews often listen to each other's music here. We share genetics, so we might as well share music.

Reception of Jewish music on the pipes in America by Jews, works, I speculate, because...
Forum: Music 05-19-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,480
Posted By David
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

Always a matter of perspective, and always in a linguistic/geographical context. In many ways these terms are too general, and have too many pitfalls. Important to know how each culture expresses...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-16-2019, 03:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,935
Posted By David
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

Ears, feet, stout, reed...

Reminds me of an old recipe, "Greens 'n Spleen" simmered in Guinness. With wild dock and burdock, in the thistle family, which makes a great winter dish for the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-14-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,935
Posted By David
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

And there you have it. Many "pipers" will rely on apparent rules, and what they were told, rather than relying on their ears. The electronic tuner generation needs an external device to let them...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-13-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,935
Posted By David
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

The point at which one might--perhaps--play an open C is the point of actual perception. It would be interesting to test experienced players, who cannot see the player's fingering, on detecting an...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-13-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,935
Posted By David
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

Part of the issue is WHAT is perceived at such high speed by the human ear, and solo versus band presentation. An experienced PM years ago suggested that the human ear would not register the...
Forum: Music 05-12-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,480
Posted By David
Re: How to create a tune with an exotic/oriental/middle eastern flare?

Israel is an Asian country and the Hijaz scale is common and popular here. We are oriental, though Westerners sometimes think of only South Asia and the Far East as oriental and Asian. But we are...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-30-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By David
Re: Alastair Sinclair

I met Alastair and his wife somewhere around 44 years ago. I asked all around Edinburgh what the better pipes to buy would be. I had a Hardies set, but while good, they just did not hum. Eight out...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-20-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By David
Re: Matched Chanters - Relevant in 2019?

Sometimes blowing solid rock-steady, versus very steady, is all that separates top bands. Matching chanters makes progressively less difference the less steady the blowing tone. Seriously, I have...
Forum: Music 04-08-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By David
Re: Which book(s) would it be?

Get a series like the Ross collection, Seaforth, MacLeod etc. and make a few good sets out of the old 2-part strathspeys and reels. Mix and match. They will be both challenging and rewarding. And...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-01-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By David
Re: Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge

I have never heard a pipe band playing south Asian bagpipes ever sound like that. I have never heard even half-trained solo players of Pakistani bagpipes sound like that. I am almost certain that the...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-31-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By David
Re: Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge

Laughing is almost the point of life. That and great mountain top views and sharp desert air and a humming set of pipes in the distance.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-31-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By David
Re: Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge

Even if the name-brand is definitely more expensive, it is nice to fly an airline that uses real Duct Tape and Gorilla Glue, which will hold together better at 10 or 12 thousand meters than any...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-30-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,989
Posted By David
Re: Pakistani Bagpipe Challenge

I've never seen Highland-style Middle Eastern bagpipes myself. And I live in the Middle East, and have seen many boy scout pipe bands, both Arab, and Christian. Both groups tend to import Pakistani...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,850
Posted By David
Re: Why does a piper play a gig like this?

The Nacreous and the Porcine. An old GS McLennan jig, maybe? A polychromatic accretion in one snuffle, with a variety of extra sounds (player's choice).
Forum: Beer Tent 02-20-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,353
Posted By David
Re: Your own funeral

Since we don't have music at the actual burial, or in the 7-day mourning period, in our tradition, this is for afterward, maybe after one month. The tune may be a little too mournful for some, but in...
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