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Forum: Beer Tent 12-03-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,954
Posted By CalumII
Re: Forum activity levels

Ach, I don't think that's any different to what happens in real life. You'll well know there are multiple bands within a few miles of you that are dispensing terrible advice to each other, and if...
Forum: Music 11-30-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By CalumII
Re: Am I really expected to play double d-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

Just to be clear, the movements under discussion here are neither mistakes nor archaic.



There is a place for discussion of style, technique, and performance practice, but that place isn't...
Forum: Music 11-29-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By CalumII
Re: Am I really expected to play double d-gracenotes on certain triplets in jigs?

People do not write down music that can't be played. What is happening is that your fingers are giving you information that you should consider, and that information is that you should slow down. ...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-26-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By CalumII
Re: Memorization techniques?

I strongly recommend translating tunes into the Nether Lorn canntaireachd (do it yourself, don't copy it from somewhere else) and learn it in vocable form, including singing.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-20-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By CalumII
Re: Black Casein drone bells?

I seem to recall there was a maker - not sure if it was MacRae - who experimented with threading the tuning chamber, so you would tune by screwing the top on and off. I've never seen such a set...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-20-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By CalumII
Re: Glenfiddich Tempos

This is not what anyone is saying, and it's verging on being insulting towards someone who could outplay most members of this forum.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By CalumII
Re: Black Casein drone bells?

I've seen a set where all three drones had threaded bells, FWIW. There's so much variance in his work it's hard to tell what "normal" was for him!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-17-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By CalumII
Re: Black Casein drone bells?

Are the drone bells threaded on? This was a feature of some MacRaes, so it's not impossible the casein is original.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-17-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 701
Posted By CalumII
Re: Eye problems and piping

With issues like this is it useful to ask what the advice would be about weightlifting, as the stresses are very similar, and the situation more familiar to medical professionals.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-17-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By CalumII
Re: Sobieski's Salute: origins?

The Sobieski brothers lived for a time in Beuly, and it would seem likely the tune was written for them around this time, perhaps by Lord Lovat's piper. It seems unlikely any piper would have had an...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-17-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By CalumII
Re: Tuning pin hemp leak

This is an incorrect assumption. New wood will move *more* than old wood, and it is quite normal for the tuning chambers to become untrue. Fixing them is a few minutes work for a pipemaker.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-15-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By CalumII
Re: PC with optical sensor problem?

I found the key to getting this working for me was to adjust the hole sensor so that it worked "correctly" both when doing very small, tight gracenotes *and* when doing very small light (single...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-14-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,464
Posted By CalumII
Re: Glenfiddich pipes and chanter makes?

On pitch memory, it is a skill that develops. I know a singer who does not have perfect pitch but will maintain pitch memory for hours, and she attributes it entirely to many years of leading choir...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-14-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By CalumII
Re: Stock turning in bag problem

"stocks turning is bad" is a rule of thumb, but it's a good one.



Simplest to tape it up to make sure.
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,031
Posted By CalumII
Re: Glenfiddich Tempos

Aye. It's interesting that I've done a lot of my playing in various bands with military connections of one sort or another and we've always maintained tempi that a lot of civilian bands, nominally...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-10-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By CalumII
Re: What if PM's were like Fletcher from the movie Whiplash?

I don't know if this scene meant anything to non-musicians, but it's just nonsense. How is anyone supposed to pull 112bpm out of the air? How is yelling at musicians going to change what they do...
Forum: Music 11-07-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By CalumII
Re: Pipe tune associated with Henderosn's song John Maclean

John MacLean's March is loosely based on Scotland the Brave, which was not known then as it is now. It (the song) was written before it became a post-war music hall hit.
Forum: Pipe Bands 11-05-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By CalumII
Re: Rehearsal "activities"

This is so accurate it hurts, even though I've never been in this band :D
Forum: Webmaster & Software 11-05-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 204
Posted By CalumII
Re: Advice wanted on pipe music writig software

Both Finale & Sibelius have modules that you can purchase to do this. There are also free options.



My understanding is they work reasonably well for printed sheet music, not at all well for...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,573
Posted By CalumII
Re: Listen to this

Most of what Lincoln plays isn't particularly difficult, and often quite derivative.



The problem in piping is an educational one, in that many teachers aren't capable of training someone to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-28-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,622
Posted By CalumII
Re: PM James R. Carswell MBE (A&SH)

I would try a PM, aboode, as GMS obviously found your original post via a Google search and as he's only posted once I doubt he checks here often! But a PM should reach him as it triggers an email.
Forum: Music 10-25-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By CalumII
Re: Transposition in sheet music

> To produce a note that we hear as, say, G on the keyed instrument, what note would the player expect to read on the sheet music?


G, so no transposition. Even when playing chanters in other...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,401
Posted By CalumII
Re: How to Obtain Good Chanter Reeds

You're getting somewhere when you understand that they're both right...and why.
Forum: Pipe Bands 10-24-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By CalumII
Re: Custom tunic supplier

Tailoring is simply time-consuming, there's no real way around it.



In terms of finding someone, if you know any theatre people you could ask for costume contacts - they will be able to...
Forum: Music 10-24-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By CalumII
Re: Transposition in sheet music

Exactly the same timing as (3def would be; consider (3d-df or (3d2f. A lot of commercial composers have some sort of allergy to writing in compound time.
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