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Forum: Adult Pipers 06-15-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,911
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Peaks and valleys of the learning process

Given enough time, energy and effort: you could be a Stu Liddell.

It sounds naive, but you would be surprised how malleable brain, nerves, muscles and tendons are to suggestion.

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Forum: Competing Pipers 06-04-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Trews for competition

When I last read that rule book, it said suitable Highland attire. Which includes trewes.

But it also depends on the organizers - the EUSPBA cannot dictate to them; it can only state what it will...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,586
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: The end of the world as we know it...really?

I think the specific concern seems to be shared by and among the elite piping organizations.

That said, some impact is being felt through all levels and in the US. In the EUSPBA, the number of...
Forum: Piobaireachd 06-01-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 882
Posted By thevoidboy
Bruce Gandy Review - APC Guide to Pibroch

„If you have any interest at all in Pibroch, or have some knowledge of this beautiful music, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of this book right now...“


To read more:...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,844
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Lee and Sons Bagpipes

They clearly sound different. And clearly sound good.

It’s all a matter of taste, though.

(And ability, but all things being equal: taste.)


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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-12-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,101
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

Thank for that link.
Because that reflects exactly what I have experienced.
Good players have thought about this long and hard indeed.
And the evidence is always much messier than we care to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-11-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,101
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

Why?


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Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-11-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: MCS attached to drones

Do you mean, does it affect the sound appreciably to the point of it being detrimental?

No. Clasp winners play with MCS attached to drones.

But some say they can hear a difference. The question...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-09-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,101
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

It is funny how much ink is spilled over insignificant “technique” issues like this. I don’t ever remember people going bananas over piano or violin fingering. I don’t remember hearing people arguing...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-07-2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,101
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Pinkie Finger Down for Quick C?

An Open C is an Open C. Nothing false about it. Though modern chanters tend toward different pitches.

But at speeds or with tunes the OP is talking about, no one can hear it. And it’s all about...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-01-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Four part (maybe five, max) Pibroch recommendations?

Thank you all. These are great suggestions.


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Forum: Piobaireachd 04-30-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By thevoidboy
Four part (maybe five, max) Pibroch recommendations?

Ancient or modern. Looking to start a new pupil and don’t feel the need to overwhelm.

Thoughts?


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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-21-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,867
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Standard or long chanter?

What are you talking about. Electronic chanters are so much more unforgiving of poor and unclean fingering.

Nothing is a substitute for piping. But don’t dismiss the electronic chanter. They are...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-17-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Controlling nerves

1) you cannot control nerves. They are part of the adrenal rush. That’s simply part of the deal. Some of the best musicians and athletes on the planet throw up backstage.
2) you can reinterpret the...
Forum: Music 04-15-2019, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,785
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: 6/8 Steamboat from the Nutcracker Ballet

And vice versa. There is research into how many highland airs made it into the Classical music repertoire.


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Forum: Beer Tent 04-10-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Flapper hinge...up or down?

And I have never cared which direction. And have never had a problem.

This discussion seems kind of silly.


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Forum: Music 04-03-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,228
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Which book(s) would it be?

For a real treat, Allan Macdonalds Moidart collections has extreme gems.

http://www.allanmacdonald.com/music-of-allan-macdonald.html


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Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-31-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Maybe time for new Electronics...

He repaired mine for a very reasonable price and the cost of shipping. It was remarkable.


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Forum: Music 03-26-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

No. You can double strike.

But honestly, it’s what Dan says: play it in tune and let the tone ring out.

It is just demonstrably true that open high G on modern chanters sounds better.

And...
Forum: Music 03-26-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

Terry Lee plays a Piob high A all the time.

Honestly, if you inform the judges before hand because you’re worried about what they might think, only petty ones will give you grief for it. And...
Forum: Music 03-24-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

Oibroch high G is expected. Early chanters tunes better with. You may tell the judge you will not play it, if you choose.


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Forum: Piobaireachd 03-24-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,106
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Difference between a Salute, Gathering and a Lament?

I see. No, if Joseph’s MacDonald is right, then then”rule of thumb” dominated enough as a mnemonic that any genre would be similarly constrained by it.

And there is no particular correlation...
Forum: Competing Pipers 03-23-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,913
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Awards

If you look at old pics, pipers used to wear them around.

I never understood the decidedly “Presbyterian” turn that has taken place since then.


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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-23-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Nothing serious I hope

Um. Don’t mess with eyes. Have it checked.


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Forum: Piobaireachd 03-23-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,106
Posted By thevoidboy
Re: Difference between a Salute, Gathering and a Lament?

Well,

One firm base might be the Gaelic song tradition. Scientists (cultural) used to ignore tradition, but there has been enough advancement where it is no longer dismissed out of hand.

But...
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