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Forum: Webmaster & Software 04-09-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,846
Posted By BGP
Re: Choice of pipe music engraving software?

I’m using this.... because it’s what my Instructor uses.

http://www.bakedbean.co.nz/EPFeatures.htm
Forum: Competing Pipers 03-21-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 614
Posted By BGP
CD outdoor will be a virtual competition

I received via email yesterday news that the CDOutdoor competition will be the EUSPBAs first virtual competition this year.
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-11-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By BGP
Re: Island Piobaireachd Style

What I remember (maybe wrongly) from Joshua Dickson's book (apparently unfortunately out of print)
https://www.amazon.com/When-Piping-Was-Strong-Tradition/dp/1904607527

Was that the islands had...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-14-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,013
Posted By BGP
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

Terry, How would you like to be contacted? I sent an email by way of the forum a few days ago but haven't heard from you.

Patrick, thank you for that recording, I appreciate it.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-08-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,104
Posted By BGP
Re: Atherton pricing disparities...

Just yesterday I saw his listings and sent him a message asking what the difference was. Will report if I get an answer.
Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-05-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By BGP
FS: Center 3/4 size cocuswood pipes, c1890s - $1650

Estimated 1890s Cocuswood, full natural mounts with brass lined tuning chambers. Chanter is stamped “Jn Center Edinburgh".

Original finish is still in great condition. Tied into a L&M bag. I’ve...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-24-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,013
Posted By BGP
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-24-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,013
Posted By BGP
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

Thanks for the reply Mr. Ackland. Just curious, have they been tried in David Glen pipes?

Getting reeds set to strike in well is always a problem with my Glens, (in comparison to other makes of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-22-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,013
Posted By BGP
Re: Ackland A466 Drone Reeds!

Where and when will they be available?
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-28-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By BGP
Re: Memorization techniques?

If you aren’t already start identifying the structure by phrases and while playing take note of where you are. “Line one phrase A now phrase B. .. I’m on Line 2 same as line one but different ending...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-09-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,889
Posted By BGP
Re: Why is it still ivory that's No.1?

Moose antler is most common. My understanding is that most other types have too many voids/open grain inside.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-13-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By BGP
Re: Leather Pipe Bag Tie-in Issue

Were they good and soaked? The leather needs to be wet right through to stretch.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-30-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By BGP
Re: The latest in Italian/Scottish cuisine: Highlander Crisps, Crunchy and Brave!

huh!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Patatine-sancarlo-highlander-pezzi-082531/dp/B06XTSFXMV
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-09-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,983
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

In case anyone can't wait https://imgur.com/gallery/PAt99oQ
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-31-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,098
Posted By BGP
Re: New set by Pierre Blanchet

What do you mean only "allowed" to make 4?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By BGP
Valuation

How does the value of a 3/4 sized (vintage or otherwise) set compare with a full sized one?

I would think they are less valuable as they wouldn't be used in a band or for competition and so less...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 05-28-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By BGP
Re: Repair of bass drone

Yes contact Dunfion first.

Michael MacHarg also does good repair work he is in VT.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By BGP
Re: Rocket Reeds?

Probably no one knows how they were tailored, what parameters were changed in what way for what differences?
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-10-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,459
Posted By BGP
Re: Learning to march

I feel that's too much detail, you want to be thinking about the marching as little as possible.

I suggest starting with PC and setting a metronome and tapping the appropriate foot at the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By BGP
Re: Non "silk" drone cords?

Wool drone cords

https://www.jhiggins.net/drone-cords/?sort=featured&page=2

https://rghardiestore.com/Wool-Bagpipe-Cords
Forum: Music 03-27-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By BGP
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

Damh, If the tune has High A's but no high G's I would advise using the usual 'normal' high A. Otherwise make a decision for one or the other.


In tunes which have both, I personally play Piob A...
Forum: Music 03-25-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By BGP
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

Piob HighA is up to personal preference (you shouldn't be penalized either for using or not). Piob HighG is expected for Piob.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-21-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,983
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

David Glen drones and Kinnaird reeds.

I had an McC2 at one point and disliked the enormous holes and IMO weird bottom hand spacing.

I’m finding the Aurora is quite comfortable, so far I’m...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-20-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,983
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Needs just a bit more tweaking but it’s almost where I want it

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mm356qmv2mi2ehf/20190320-133205-0001.m4a?dl=0
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-09-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,983
Posted By BGP
Re: Jim McGillivray’s AURORA JM Chanter

Well, I ordered one. I haven’t spent a lot of time with it yet...
First impressions- it’s quite comfortable, it has a slightly greater finger spread than a Kyo (see picture).

It balanced at 476...
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