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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-24-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Baritone, ugh!

I don't have a baritone drone on my Lowland pipes, just Aaa. On my Smallpipes, though, I like the baritone in E for tunes in A. For tunes in D, not so much. I made a drone extender, though which can...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-24-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Catalin Question....

…then again, some absoulutely loathe it.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-24-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I recently re-hemped both sets of GHB with polyester thread. The only downside was that I used really thin thread, which packed down after a while, needing another layer (no big deal). I use lip...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-22-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Samhain Bagpipes?

I've played for a fair number of Burns' Nights here in the Boston States and have yet to hear anyone recite "Tam O' Shanter".

Address to the Haggis is de rigeur, of course, and usually "Tae a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,995
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: "Phase locking" drones

here's my understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong:
The cycling of the reed is a rssult of the Bernouli principle- the air pssing under the reed tongue is moving faster than the air around...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-15-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

A couple of weeks ago, I played for a funeral in a local cemetery. On returning to my car, I found a note on my windshield : "We loved your playing. Would you please give us your contact information?...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-15-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 916
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

I have only traveled by air for two events- a wedding for my niece in Hilton Head, NC (not a gig, per se) and a Dining In for the Office Of Naval Intelligence in the DC area.
Another of a few...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 916
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

I'm strictly a solo piper-for-hire and limit my engagements to the local Boston area. Even though the online booking services ask for a radiusdiutance, that doesn't make sense here in the Boston...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-13-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

I started at 29, but I had 15 years of playing tuba and a Music degree by then:thumb:
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-07-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Skype/FaceTime/instruction

Thanks, Neil, I've passed that along.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-05-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-04-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Cane SSP Reeds

Have you asked Chris Pinchbeck for reed advice. He's not that far away, and I've always found him very approachable. ( I play a Pinchbeck D SSP chanter with my Kinnear A SSP)
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-04-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Favorite SSP Chanter?

With a C chanter, you'd probably want your drones at C and G to have the same harmonic relationship as you'd have with an A chanter and drones at A and E (or AEa). That would probably involve...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-04-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Skype/FaceTime/instruction

I spoke with a lady yesterday, who's looking for online instruction. I've given her a few tips about adjusting reeds, tunic, etc. but she needs more hands- on, (or face to face) instruction to...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-30-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: First Exposure to Piping/Drumming

My first (remembered, at least) exposure to live pipe band was when I was in High School and our band did a parade in Haverhill, MA in which there was a pipe band. (Clan Sutherland?) Later, when I...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-28-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Catalin Question....

This time of year I refer to my Catalin- mounted pipes as "Vintage Pumpkin Spice":woot:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-24-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: The Most Basic Beginner Topic: The Scale

…there's another alternate High A fingeringthat works ( depending on your chanter and reed, of course): o/xxx/xxxo. It's particularly handy if playing High G# and high B
:thumb:
Forum: Beer Tent 09-24-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Wrong-footed

Yes, it's annoying for many. I believe the first two notes of Green Hills should be anacrusis (Pick-ups), but whoever notated that ( and many other ¾ tunes) didnt bother. But then again, as we only...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Is Your Main Chanter ABW or Polypenco?

My main chanter is my original McLeod chanter which I play in the G&M set it came with. The pipes and chanter is Blackwood. I have a back-up RG Hardie ABW chanter that sings at 466Hz.
My second set...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Drone Bore Mop

I use a shotgun rod for the larger parts of the droness and the stocks, but for the narrower sections, a .30 or .22 caliber rifle rod, with pieces of cut-up T shirt.
Forum: Music 09-22-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,149
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A Hymn a day

That's what I love about my old chanters and straight-cut reeds. I'm over 70 and will probably never play in a band,but do occasionally play with other musicians, so I'll keep on doing what IO've...
Forum: Music 09-19-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,149
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: A Hymn a day

I understand, but if one CAN play the 9th and the leading tone, then why not do so? Borderpipers had been doing it for ages.
:shrug:
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-18-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: The Most Basic Beginner Topic: The Scale

Aren't the high G and A fingerings shown often referred to as "piobaireachd fingerings?"
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-17-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Practice Chanter Air Volume Needs

That is intune for that chanter/ reed combination then. The frequency of Hi A should be twice that of low A.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-16-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Practice Chanter Air Volume Needs

Hi, J, you mentioned in another post that you have played several other instruments. Were any of them wind instruments? What Calum described is diaphragmatic breathing, something all brass...
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