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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-03-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,005
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Border Pipes... learning curve

ALCON,

It's getting to be that time of year where my fingers don't like playing the highland pipes outdoors, and they're too loud for indoors.
Got me thinking... maybe I should pick up a set of...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-11-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,750
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Brand new to piping!

Hey, I just left Anchorage a year ago! Give the guys at Crow Creek my regards, especially Iain; he's helped me out quite a bit.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,490
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Squawking low G

Something I've noticed on some combinations of practice chanter and reed, for me, result in very occasional squawking low Gs. Usually happens when crunluath ending in low G.

I know it's not a...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-01-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,688
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Full Dress with canteens

Makes sense to me; one gets rather hot and sweaty under all that wool, and dehydration... is a bad thing.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-21-2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Playing in Korea

I'm sure there's some up on youtube by now, but I don't know of any really.
Forum: Beer Tent 04-21-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Playing in Korea

Hi all. So, I've been here in Korea for a few months, and I'm enjoying playing here. The people here have not grown up with media pushing biases against the highland pipes onto them, so I don't have...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-21-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Glenfiddich Predictions?

I like Edradour, but that's just a matter of personal preference; I wouldn't turn down a dram of Glenfiddich.

I predict I'll drink it, and not drive for a very long number of hours afterwards.
Forum: Music 10-06-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,127
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Unusual tunes

:hatoff: New material keeps a tradition alive.
Forum: Music 10-05-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,127
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Unusual tunes

Well, unless we're all composing and performing our own material, we're all just cover artists too. *shrug*
(I say we, because I've yet to write anything good or worth sharing.)
Forum: Beer Tent 10-05-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,881
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Spats...#@@#!!

I'm trying to think of a good reason for a band uniform to include spats.
Honestly, I'd prefer a good pair of black combat boots...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-05-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,551
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Distance between boards?

Did someone mention Cacafonix?

In seriousness though, if there isn't a reg about that, there should be, for the judges, the musicians, and, lest we forget, the punters.
Forum: Music 10-01-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,943
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: What makes a tune difficult?

Whenever you have a long string of g cuts with random e cuts thrown in, and there's no apparent pattern to aid memorizing which is where...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-28-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: 1800s bagpipe criticism

I'm not sure what my pipe major would have said to that, but I think the reaction might have been bordering on violent...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-28-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,749
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Rules for composition

Thank you sir!

Yeah, I never really liked to think of myself as a cover artist... but unless someone writes their own material... essentially... *shrug*
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,608
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Vibrato on Highland Pipes?

That is as reasonable a hypothesis as any, I think.
It might also have to do with the massed band setting; get 30+ pipers to flattement identically... I know in large choirs we tend to not do...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-26-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,749
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Rules for composition

Sounds lovely, Roger. Thank you for sharing it.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-25-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,608
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Vibrato on Highland Pipes?

Nope, no harm.
I like the sound of it when done right, but it's jarring if it ain't.

But yeah, I'll keep the uilleann techniques on their respective chanter.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-25-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,839
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: What in gods name is going on?

Too many variables to which I'm not privy for me to say for certain what is going on.
"There is as yet insufficient data for a meaningful answer."

I can say from anecdotal and personal...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-25-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,608
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Vibrato on Highland Pipes?

Funny, I actually play uilleanns; and I find it quite useful to completely segregate the styles of play to their perspective instrument. I would no more do a crann on the highland pipes than I would...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-25-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,608
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Vibrato on Highland Pipes?

We don't do that in highland piping!
- Why?
Because it's cornball.
- Why is it cornball?
Because we don't do that in highland piping!


I'm afraid that's as far as the why discussion ever...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-24-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,749
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Rules for composition

Much obliged.
It's not usually the done thing to expand ones book collection before moving, but looks like I should.
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-23-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,133
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Opinions on piobaireachd

David, have I ever mentioned that, in general, I love your posts?

No, I don't think we deliberately hide the big music from the world writ large, but I do think we could, perhaps, publicize it a...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-23-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,133
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Opinions on piobaireachd

Funny you should mention Gregorian! I think there's a thread connecting it to the big music... they both to me seem to touch the same sections of the soul.
*shrug* but that's me.
Also of note:...
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-23-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,133
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Opinions on piobaireachd

Sir, you might not be as rare as you think, in that regard.
I actually believe that would be a more common sentiment if more people just heard it; we're a bit secretive about it, aren't we?
Forum: Piobaireachd 09-23-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,673
Posted By Chris Abernethy
Re: Competitors, Competitions and Pibroch

Honestly, I don't know what the piping community is doing. As I said, I hadn't even heard of it before 2005, and that was from my piping tutor.
As far as I can tell, the piping community at large...
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