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Forum: Music 12-31-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By PGH
Re: Music suggestion

Iím not a fan of playing indoors unless itís a big room like a large church. This time of year in the NE outdoors can be tough with cold for that amount of time
Forum: Music 12-31-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By PGH
Re: Music suggestion

That wasnít intended, but Iíll take it lol
Forum: Music 12-30-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By PGH
Re: Music suggestion

A dozen or more continuous versus of going home and I think Iíd leave my casket and tell em to shut it down lol.... itís safe to say thatís called over kill.
Iíd love to get my hands on a set of...
Forum: Music 12-30-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By PGH
Re: Music suggestion

Im part of a military honors group, and a piper played last week as the guests were leaving. He played for about 10 mins straight and I have to admit, as a piper it was too much. I think if he...
Forum: Music 12-28-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By PGH
Re: Guitar chords for pipe tunes

Correct Hz, autocorrect is my enemy. Just try different methods and see what sounds best to you.
Forum: Music 12-28-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By PGH
Re: Guitar chords for pipe tunes

Your best bet is getting an accurate guitar tuner that shows MHz and tune it exactly to your bagpipes. I had to do that with a keyboard for a Easter service, where she could dial in to the exact MHz...
Forum: Music 12-28-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By PGH
Music suggestion

Hey all,
I need some advice on a service request indoors. Was asked to play 1/2 hour before the start. Whatís some opinions on doing this, such as play a song(s)for 1-2 mins and rest for a bit; play...
Forum: Music 08-22-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By PGH
Re: Prerecorded Drum Lines

Iím looking for snare scores or full drum line (minus the bagpipes). This may come across as unorthodox to some of you, but this is my way of doing it.

With that said, if anyone would like to...
Forum: Music 08-21-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By PGH
Prerecorded Drum Lines

Does anyone have available sound files of drum lines theyíd be willing to share? Want to use as practice for my timing and tempo, thanks
David
Forum: Trading Post Archive 02-04-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By PGH
WTB: Drone valves/water trap

Hello -

Iím looking for used drone valves and a water trap system either separate or as a unit.

Thank you,
Dave
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-12-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,721
Posted By PGH
Re: Playing indoors

You mean those pipes that blow hair back and makes your face skin flutter, I believe thats all GHB's!?! lol.... Im probably in the minority, but a nice set of lower decibel GHB's would interest me...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-12-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,721
Posted By PGH
Playing indoors

I'm always leery about playing inside (funeral homes, churches, etc). What are some of your experiences, and if you care to share, your techniques and tips. Thanks
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-02-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,608
Posted By PGH
Re: Drone Stabilizers

I think it's a matter of opinion. I am a musician, aside from the bagpipes, and play in professional bands. One guy is going to prefer something else, always. It's just how it goes. Whatever you...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-02-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,608
Posted By PGH
Re: Drone Stabilizers

I've learned to strike in pretty consistently myself with an easy strength synth reed. I do occasionally squeak, but I'd rather punch the drones and take my chances on that squeak, rather then start...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-01-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,608
Posted By PGH
Re: Drone Stabilizers

I guess if they help in anyway, whether it's striking in cleaner or cutting off quicker, or allowing the bag to stay inflated, that's a plus to me
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-01-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,608
Posted By PGH
Re: Drone Stabilizers

When you say 'crutch', what exactly do you mean?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-01-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,608
Posted By PGH
Re: Drone Stabilizers

http://www.bagpipejourney.com/articles/dronevalvesid.shtml
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-01-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,608
Posted By PGH
Drone Stabilizers

I wanted to get some opinions on drone stabilizers - Do you or have you used them, if so are they worth the purchase? Also what benefit(s) do you notice the most with them?? Thanks
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-31-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,202
Posted By PGH
Re: Bagpipe warning over threat of fatal fungus...

....so what is a good killer of spores/mold/fungus/bacteria within synthetic bags? I usually unzip mine and pull my chanter to allow fresh airflow in and dry out, I wouldn't mind using...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-29-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,917
Posted By PGH
Differences in brand of acetly/polypenco pipes

I own a set of McCallum acetyl pipes, but was wondering how the other makes sound in comparison ie:sound, playability, etc?

Other mentionable makers of plastic bagpipes: Gibson, Dunbar, Naill,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-29-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,043
Posted By PGH
Re: Funeral piping question

Well, I promised the women that I'd play her mom's funeral a few months ago, so I'm committed. Very good - I look fwd to driving kilted up :smirk:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-28-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,043
Posted By PGH
Re: Funeral piping question

Great, thanks all - I've done funerals before, but they were in the funeral home, so a bit different.

One last question regarding outfit in this situation. I have had 'dressing rooms' to prepare,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-26-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,043
Posted By PGH
Re: Funeral piping question

Great advice - Now do you guys play, rest, play again, or are you playing for that full 5-10mins it takes for the procession to be seated?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-26-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,043
Posted By PGH
Funeral piping question

Hello fellow pipers - I was requested to pipe this weekend at a funeral. I was asked to play at the Chapel at the cemetery. I'll be piping as the precession comes in. I was thinking to pipe as ppl...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-26-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,593
Posted By PGH
A piper I saw...

Hello forum- I am part of a Veteran Honor Guard, honoring Vets who have passed. Once in a while the family will hire a piper for a funeral we do. This particular time yesterday the piper seemed to...
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