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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

The 7th harmonic is 31 cents flat of an Equal Temperament minor 7th, it's exactly where most pipers haver their G's tuned.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

Thanks for the link!

That's what I wonder, is if we took a set of drones that gives superb support for F, and another set of drones that had little support for F, what would these look like?...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By pancelticpiper
Harmonic support for chanter notes

I just now went back over old threads with "support" "harmonic" or "harmonics" in the titles and didn't see a thread that quite touched on this topic the way I'm thinking about it recently.

I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-01-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

The mounts on the Ebay set are interesting.

I've seen photos of Kilgour pipes that have the same huge fat rounded mounts as Robertsons.

But this set has more normal-looking mounts, rather on...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-30-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

That's right, I've read that the firm set up by the Kilgour brothers was called "Kilgour of Strathspey" though I believe they were in Edinburgh.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-29-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By pancelticpiper
Kilgour Edinburgh pipes

One doesn't often see these

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-BAGPIPES-Robert-George-KILGOUR-Edinburgh-SCOTLAND-WoW-TARTAN-Case-OLD/193541883764?hash=item2d0ffec774:g:MFIAAOSwCgRe-RMp

From what...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-23-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Irish session tunes on SSP

You're welcome. I did the survey more as a statistical thing rather than a repertoire list.

There's a site thesession.org that's all about ITM session playing.

They have tens of thousands of...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-23-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Irish session tunes on SSP

Some of the tunes that would work best with the A chanter with the bottom-hand thumb-hole for C natural could be played fairly well by half-holing or bending.

That happens quite a bit in ITM with...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-22-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By pancelticpiper
Irish session tunes on SSP

Several times over the years Highland pipers have asked about the feasibility of participating in ordinary Irish trad sessions using some form of Scottish pipes.

As someone who had played Irish...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-21-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Ringo Bowen & The Bagpipe Place

Speaking of how bands dress, what differences do you notice, having been away 12 years?

I started this thread with my predictions about what Pipe Band uniforms might be like a decade from now:
...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-21-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Ringo Bowen & The Bagpipe Place

Weren't we all saying white hose were ghastly a few years ago?

I wonder what colour is non-ghastly.
Forum: Reviews 06-18-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Dunbar's Delrin Kitchen Pipes :)

In folk/trad music, which is generally what people do with smallpipes, yes the guitars can capo at the first fret if you have a Bb smallpipe.

Most of the time you're playing with fiddlers, who 1)...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-17-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,250
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Funeral music in North America

Cool to hear about the Serbian keening!

Do Serbians do nestinarsko? (as they call it in Bulgaria, it probably has a different name in Serbia).

I will say, having spent 40 years in the world...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-13-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Musings on a probably impractical but compelling fantasy bagpipe

You're welcome!

They played exactly at 440, I used them in a group with fiddle and guitar.

The drone reeds were ordinary Highland pipe drone reeds, an old set of Wygent reeds I happened to...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 06-12-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,250
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Funeral music in North America

Very nice Barry!

I do believe that the Bandmaster of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards said that he transcribed Amazing Grace from the Judy Collins album. What I don't know is where she got that...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-11-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Musings on a probably impractical but compelling fantasy bagpipe

Gaitas are loud too!

I do have a Gaita chanter in Bb which is softer than a Highland chanter. But it uses different fingering, and the timbre is unlike Highland pipes.

Thing is, to bring...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-08-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,514
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

Yes 3 days on a new reed, and one harder than you're used to, isn't probably going to be enough.

For gigs I want a trusted well blown-in reed, so there are no surprises!

Actually I prefer...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-08-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Back to Practices?

After a couple months of Zoom practices, which I thought were very successful, we had our first in-person practice last weekend.

We did pads and chanters in a big circle to maintain the required...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-05-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,514
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

I remember years ago chatting with Jimmy McColl and noticing that he had his two bass joints equal, both around mid-point. I had played vintage Lawries for ages, and those basses were happiest with...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-04-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Smallpipes in other pitches besides A or D?

Isn't the standard smallpipe pitch F?

They write the music in G, but it sounds in F.

When the NSP makers started making smallpipes geared to the Highland piper market they had to stretch the...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,514
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

That reminds me, when you're out playing somewhere do you ever have old guys rub your pipe bag between their fingers and thumb to see if it's squishy with seasoning?

For many years I played an...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Fagerstrom HG Stinking

What do you mean by stinking and howling?

Is it crackling or making a pure even tone?

If a pure tone is it flat or sharp?

I just listened to mine and it's a good normal in-tune High G.
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-03-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: First pipe band any advice?

If somebody gives a bit of advice, keep in mind they took the trouble to do that because they care about the band, they care about you, and they want you to succeed.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Pipe bag/ chanter position

I guess it's important to see them?

Here's a chair used to show off the banner; they've got it propped up somehow.

https://i.imgur.com/9SNLRCs.jpg
Forum: Music 05-29-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By pancelticpiper
Re: Hymn tunebook

Once again I'll be the Hymn pedant and point out that a "Hymn tunebook" is an oxymoron.

In traditional Hymnody "Hymns" are sets of words. They're like a poem, one could say. A Hymn has no melody,...
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