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Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-21-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,998
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Old Hendersons, drone suggestions

All very helpful and insightful. Thanks all.


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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-11-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 556
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Repertoire: Top Five Tunes?

Hmm ... some commonly played session tunes for smallpipes. Lets try ...


Jig of Slurs (jig)
Atholl Highlanders as a 4-parted jig
MacArthur Road (reel)
The High Drive (reel) .. 2 or 4 parts...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Smallpipes

Couldn't agree more. Yeah, if the McCallum model allows future "upgrade" to bellows, that's pretty great.

Enjoy, in any case.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-11-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Apipes insight/hints/tips

Thanks for this ... it's definitely what I needed.

Yes, I downloaded and read over the manual. It doesn't elaborate very much, so it's been hard to know what the defaults are, what the start/end...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Smallpipes

FYI ... I messed up, and amended my post accordingly. Wrong maker's site.

Thanks for calling me out on it!

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Smallpipes

You know what .. I goofed. I was SUPPOSED to have put https://www.thequietpiper.com/ in ... that's the fellow I've recently come across.

I WAS going to mention Mike MacHarg as well in my post, but...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Smallpipes

Sorry, I missed the part where you mentioned budget ... which is 100% understandable, of course. Truth be told, I've spend WAY too much on this stuff over the years.

Happy tunes.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 673
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Smallpipes

Could I ask, why specifically mouth-blown models?

There's ALOT to be gained from spending a short time getting used to using a bellows.


Moisture isn't an issue ... at all, with...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,998
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Old Hendersons, drone suggestions

This is great advice .. thank you Jim.

Right on .. and you know, it's true that I do sometimes have some issues getting the bass -precisely- tuned ... I'll keep going back and forth.

Couldn't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Apipes insight/hints/tips

Ah oh .... THIS is what I'd been hoping for. THANK YOU.

You mentioned that adjusting the hole sensitivity, and lowering "half open" can improve things ... I dont suppose you have any suggested...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-09-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Highland pipes in G

Crazy cool ... as per usual.

Thanks Patrick!
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-09-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,998
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Old Hendersons, drone suggestions

Right on ... thanks David.

The first set of reeds I'd played with these were Kinnaird Evolution, and then I'd started down the experimentation path.

I personally did not find them "buzzy," as...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-09-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,998
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Old Hendersons, drone suggestions

Lots of really helpful insight .. thanks to all.



Cheers to that ... I quite agree. As mentioned previously, I'm all about cane ... but when there're so many options out there which will allow...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-08-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,998
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Old Hendersons, drone suggestions

So kind of funny ... had my first competition with these pipes last weekend.

Judge commented right off the bat on the sheet "bass very powerful" ... also described tone as "full & rich." So not...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-08-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,452
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Kyo Chanters

A vacation Murray??? How could you?

Happy birthday, glad you enjoyed yourself.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-07-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Pppiper
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-07-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Top quartile, 2nd quartile, etc?

I also noticed that only half of my score sheets had anything checked off ... so I guess I'm wondering if it's just something checked off at the judge's discretion?

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-07-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Top quartile, 2nd quartile, etc?

Very helpful, thank you.

And I thought about that ... ie, whether the association might be tempted to keep such assessments internal ... but personally, I always favor transparency. Again, as you...
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-07-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Pppiper
Top quartile, 2nd quartile, etc?

So recently competed for the first time in an EUSPBA contest.

I'm noticing on the score sheets in an "Association Use Only" area, check marks for "performance ranks in (top/2nd/3rd) quartile for...
Forum: Music 02-06-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Anybody knows book: Boney Music ?

Yeah, I was scared that might happen. I saw that the book was still on sale after he'd passed. It seemed like he was handling it personally .. the book sales were meant to goto cancer research.

As...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-02-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Pppiper
Re: A# vs. Bb

Ok, think I get you.

Yeah, highly suggest getting your hands on a tuner or smartphone app that will allow you to change the calibration Hz. If you're going to use a tuner at all (I personally use...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-02-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Pppiper
Re: A# vs. Bb

Sorry, you said "Korg meter set to actual."

What does that mean, exactly? Did you set the meter in the 470s-480s range as Patrick mentioned? If all those notes are all reading a half step too...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 02-01-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Burns songs for smallpipes

Good to know. Thanks for letting us know Joe!

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-01-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Pppiper
Re: drone bass reed choice

Agreed, the Kinnaird reeds are good for getting some solid volume out of the bass. I (and many others) seem to prefer the original design Kinnaird bass, rather than the Evolution, as the Evolutions...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-01-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By Pppiper
Re: A# vs. Bb

I've heard/seen some folks occasionally make a case for there being some sort of difference. Whatever it was, it was over my head, and seemed to be more of a particular technicality. Something to do...
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