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Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-18-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 974
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Chanter reed issues, going from low to high elevation

All very interesting. It occurs to me that air pressure does a lot with these things, and so I don't think it's a coincidence that I had such terrible trouble with fingering C-natural and F-naturals...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-18-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Bb chanter tuning?

Right. As with anything on here, everyone's experience may vary. For me, I've used the Campbell chanter quite frequently onstage with an act which most often has two pipers. My chanter tends to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-18-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Bb chanter tuning?

In your situation Kevin, I think the Bb Campbell McCallum could be a very good solution for you.

Sure you can eventually finagle your way to getting any Bb chanter to be in tune with the guitar at...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-18-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Bb chanter tuning?

Agreed ... I've found myself doing this very thing with my competition setup. Nearly all of my holes get a least a sliver of tape ... except my high A. It's been serving me quite well. I'd love to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,727
Posted By Pppiper
Re: What *interesting* drone reed *combos* work well in your pipes (and why)?

AHHHH I understand now. Sorry Patrick ... for some reason I'd read it as "if only I could a set" ... silly brain.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,727
Posted By Pppiper
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,727
Posted By Pppiper
Re: What *interesting* drone reed *combos* work well in your pipes (and why)?

That's funny .. I needed to go the opposite way with my Hendersons, as my bass was making my instructor's brow furrow due to how booming and loud it was with a cane bass in there.

I'd received...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,727
Posted By Pppiper
Re: What *interesting* drone reed *combos* work well in your pipes (and why)?

Right on. I have an "original" set from something like 8-10 years ago ... and those new ones online look damn-near the same as my oldies, but then again, I don't have a new set here to compare.
...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,727
Posted By Pppiper
Re: What *interesting* drone reed *combos* work well in your pipes (and why)?

Hi Patrick,

I'm confused ... are these not they:

https://www.kinnairdbagpipes.com/products/kinnaird-carbon-fibre-drone-reeds

???

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Music 07-15-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 732
Posted By Pppiper
Re: 6/8 Jig Composition: Thoughts?

Sorry, I hadn't seen the march that was later posted.

Personally, I tend to be more of a jig guy, but I do think this flows quite nicely as a march.
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-15-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Pppiper
Re: How are competitors chosen for dividing large groups?

Right on. No fretting ... just curious.

Thanks!


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Forum: Competing Pipers 07-15-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Pppiper
How are competitors chosen for dividing large groups?

Hi there,

I've been to a few larger games by now, and I'm still trying to figure how/why certain people are in one group or another when splitting large contests.

Is there any particular...
Forum: Music 07-13-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 732
Posted By Pppiper
Re: 6/8 Jig Composition: Thoughts?

I like it too .. but I agree that the way it's being dotted and cut makes it sound more like a rushed 6/8 march instead of a jig.

Loosen up the dot-cut to be more of a pulse, and it'll feel much...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-11-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Smallpipes - alto rather than baritone drone?

My pipes have both available when playing the A chanter. In general, I tend to favor the alto for E when playing tunes in A, and the baritone D for tunes in D.

The baritone E absolutely works...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-10-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Blair Digital Chanter - Connect to PC?

Apologies John, I'm sure I misunderstood. That's the trouble when Mac programs and Windows programs don't seem to want to cross-over.

Again, I use GarageBand for the midi. Editing happens...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-10-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Pppiper
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-10-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Blair Digital Chanter - Connect to PC?

And I just want to be clear, you should be able to use midi via the USB ... OR ... analog audio with the audio jack. Which one you choose to use is entirely up to you.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-10-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Blair Digital Chanter - Connect to PC?

Right ... but you need to be using software on your machine that will interpret the midi signal from the USB of the chanter. John mentioned Audacity ... on the Mac, I use GarageBand. I googled...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-09-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Blogs of your experiences?

=) that's a good motivating reason to do it. My dad should be so lucky. He's been hammering me with questions all the time since I got going again, wanting updates. Most that he usually gets from me...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-09-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,473
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Pipers dilemma

In my humble opinion, ABSOLUTELY keep the Lawries, unless you come across another antique set someday that beats their sound, in terms of your taste. I'm a big believer in that instruments are living...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-09-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Blogs of your experiences?

This is great! Thanks for posting! Look forward to meeting you out there!

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-09-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Blogs of your experiences?

I like to write, and I love piping, so I've thought on doing this occasionally, but realistically, I just don't have the time. Maybe one day.

If this sort of thing interests you, and if you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-09-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Blair Digital Chanter - Connect to PC?

Brief followup .. it looks like the Blair might have its own Midi interface built in .. which if that's the case, that's pretty darned cool. It actually might make the thing a little more worth the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-09-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Blair Digital Chanter - Connect to PC?

I find it unlikely that the input jack from the computer wouldn't be able to receive analog signal from the chanter. I don't own a Blair, but I've used plenty of other electronic chanters, and they...
Forum: Music 07-03-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Be Not Afraid

Thanks. I knew his name, but that was about it. Didn't see the publishing info.

A quick search for OCP Publications yields...
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