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Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-24-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Drone Volume in Old Recordings

When you listen to old recordings (not recordings of pipers who are now old, I'm talking as old as they get), the drones are very audible, especially the tenors.
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Forum: Music 08-22-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Parting Glass, 2nd part

Was just goofing around today. Here's the A minor version...muahahahahahahaha

http://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/parting_glass-A_minor.mp3
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-20-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Flat High G

That’s a strange problem to have. Just making sure that if you’re referencing a tuner, and it’s a chromatic/normal tuner, that you’re aware our Gs tune 31 cents flat from that reference. Just like C#...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-18-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Strike-ins, what a pain!

I wouldn’t bother making a new nose cone. Just fit some brass hobby tubing and plug the end of the tube. I’m *guessing* the threaded inner diameter of the current nose cone is based on the size of...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-18-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Strike-ins, what a pain!

Some pipe+reed combinations just howl (tenors only) and come in with the chanter. This is rarely/never true for the bass.

It kinda sounds like you have a very narrow window between drones not...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 08-18-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Strike-ins, what a pain!

2 things:
1) practice a lot (sounds like you’re doing that), specifically not letting the chanter sound
2) it is, or should be, possible to find a good sounding set of reeds that comes in every...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

There was one band (Johnstone?) in the medley where the pipey had everybody do it. But...?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Worlds - filling and test their bags

It is not a new trend. Judging starts as you cross the line. Gotta make sure your bag is full.
Forum: Music 08-11-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Parting Glass, 2nd part

Not a bad version Bob!

http://ceolsean.net/content/GlenIris/Book02/Book02%201.pdf
Forum: Music 08-11-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Jane Campbell tune

At the top of the Music subforum is a link to a tune search engine that shows you where it is:
...
Forum: Music 08-10-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: PARTING GLASS 2nd part

Yet another tune that's just one note out of reach for all of us who don't pinch out a high B like Klondike, though you could play it in Amin with C and F naturals...:grin:

Anyways, looks like...
Forum: Music 08-09-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Loch Lomond sheet music

Well, I had the pipes out all afternoon so threw this together real quick, a highland pipes example:

https://youtu.be/b7erUykkbJ4
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,937
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Thanks, that's a great shot.

My "full" review is here:

https://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordpress/?p=4172

I'd be happy to answer any questions and provide clarifications. I plan on shipping...
Forum: Music 08-09-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Loch Lomond sheet music

As Richard says, the traditional melody doesn’t fit the scale given the A drone limitation.

Instead of compromising the melody, I would compromise the bagpipe. Tune C# and F# to C natural and F...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-08-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,937
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Hey John, it’s a little bit longer on the bottom hand. It is a normal spacing. Very similar to Shepherd Mk 3. Shorter than the Gael if you ever had one of those. I’m working on a blog post and will...
Forum: Forum Related 08-06-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Editing a post

The edit function is a box that shows up to the left of the quote box on the bottom right of a post. But you only have so long before it times out and it goes away. Also, you may have to fill in the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-06-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,937
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

I have now had the opportunity to try one thanks to a friend of the blog who had theirs shipped to me to try before I'll ship it on to them.

I played it today with a Shepherd Bb reed, though the...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-03-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Mark Lee Rocket Drone Reeds

Since I brought up Kinnairds, and you rightly state they are not Rockets, I figured I’d have a go at explaining how I see them as being different. I did not read your post as critical, I just felt it...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-03-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Mark Lee Rocket Drone Reeds

For starters they are bold. Carbon fiber Rockets tended to be mellower than their glass tongue counterparts. And while the glass tongue versions could be bold, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a set...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-01-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Just how low can you go?

I've gotten my drones all the way down to a reference pitch of 413 Hz. However, I'm tuning them against low G, not low A (which was at 464 Hz). With a C natural instead of a C#, this allowed me to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-31-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Digital breakdown of "Scotland the Brave"

I would highly recommend y’all check this out.

I sure wouldn’t mind getting a collection of different players to run through something like this on a click track to see where various...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-31-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Mark Lee Rocket Drone Reeds

Yes, I think the Evo tenors have an unpleasant buzz.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-30-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Mark Lee Rocket Drone Reeds

Just buy original Kinnairds.
Forum: Beer Tent 07-30-2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Mini MSR competition. Something I'd like to see.

I’m talking solos as per the OP. (In the USA)
Forum: Beer Tent 07-28-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By Patrick McLaurin
Re: Mini MSR competition. Something I'd like to see.

Yes, grade 4 should have abandoned the 4 part march ages ago. It is not necessary and limits those that will graduate to grade 3 where a SR is played.
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