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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-02-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,987
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: cheap lip seal aid

Not to be a b*tthead, but are they a lot like these? (http://www.hendersongroupltd.com/Cart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=536&idcategory=136)
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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 04-02-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,987
Posted By ferraribagpiper
cheap lip seal aid

Being a newbie piper, I'm a little shy about making suggestions-but, this idea is just too good to keep to myself. When I started on the pipes, I had a huge problem with lip seal-I could'nt get...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-31-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: 3 Uncorked!

Great job! I just got permission to uncork my last drone this week-what a workout, trying to keep everything playing. You're ahead of me-I can barely get through a handful of notes without cutting...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-31-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,448
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Previous Instruments

I took piano lessons in my 20s. I was a little surprised at how quickly I once again could read music-those piano lessons were a long time ago, and I haven't played in years. The bagpipes are a lot...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-24-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By ferraribagpiper
2 drones, one tune!

I had an amazing lesson yesterday-I played Scots Wha Hae for my instructor, and I managed to get through the whole tune (even the high A's) without cutting out, and that's with 2 drones. I had the...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-16-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,714
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Private Lessons or Group Lessons or Both

I've only had private lessons for bagpipes. I really like the focused attention of my instructor. If I'm having problems with a tune, we can go over it note by note if necessary and spend as much...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-14-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,099
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Hobbies Outside of Bagpipes

Cool! I have a weakness for Scottish flintlock pistols.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-14-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,099
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Hobbies Outside of Bagpipes

I'm fairly new to the gun thing but I have a Theophilus Clemmes blunderbuss(working) and a Allen and Thurber pepperbox (working).

Cool-As well as piping and running, I collect scottish flintlock...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-12-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,099
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Hobbies Outside of Bagpipes

Cowher-what kind of antique firearms?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-12-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,099
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Hobbies Outside of Bagpipes

I gave up housework as well-the way I see it, when my piping becomes good enough that I can play for my friends, they'll be so dazzled by my piping abilities that they won't notice the dust on the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-10-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,895
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Bagpipe Drone Help!

Start with something like a poly Gibson practice chanter-that's what I started with and it served me very well. Start learning the basics, and setting aside money as often as you can for your pipes. ...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-10-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,099
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Hobbies Outside of Bagpipes

Ah, yes-that working thing. I remember that. Hubby and I retired a few years ago. Everyone told us we would get bored, we wouldn't have anything to do, and we would end up going back to work. We...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-10-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,099
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Hobbies Outside of Bagpipes

I have several interests, and all are important to me-the two that take the most time out of my day are piping and running. It just means that some days I have to get up really early to get in a run...
Forum: Beer Tent Archive 03-10-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 31,992
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Dumb things pipers do (or say)

The dumbest thing I've done so far is to get my finger stuck in the top of my practice chanter. I take it apart and dry it after I play, and I stick my finger in it to check that it's dry; one day I...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-08-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Uncorked!

Congratulations! There's nothing quite like getting a step closer to actually playing with all 3 drones!
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-08-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,085
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Fancy Pipes Vs. Skill Level

Buy what you like. If you can afford silver, then go for it. My experience with pipers in general is that if they know you're a beginner and you're working to improve your piping skills, they won't...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 03-03-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,572
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Attrition rate

I'm an adult learner; I don't post often here because I'm taking lessons and with weekly lessons, I can ask my instructor any questions I have and get my answers at that time. So, when I post...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-18-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,482
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: What ELSE do Pipers need?

Dang-that stick shift is SWEET! If you will make one, I'll put it in my Ferrari (the one that's still in the shop..) and send you a picture!
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-31-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 18,871
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: My Pakistani-bagpipe journey

How exactly does a bad player have a detrimental effect? Has it really been your personal experience that most people hear a bad piper and automatically think that all pipers play that way and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-30-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,491
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Different kind of pipes?

Thanks everyone for the response-they were indeed chalice top pipes he was playing-very nice!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-30-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,491
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: Different kind of pipes?

Yes, I do indeed have a Ferrari-a 1958 Ellena bodied 250 GT. My engine is currently in the shop. It's been there for almost a year, waiting for parts-typical Ferrari. Vintage cars and bagpipes...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-30-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,491
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Different kind of pipes?

Hi everyone-ok, I'm new to piping, but I thought I had a pretty good idea about all the different kind of pipes out there-I've seen kitchen pipes and shuttle pipes and so forth. But last night at...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-29-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: How to improve lips seal ?

Thanks for the advice-even those of us who are new to the "sport" of piping can have good ideas on how to make playing better! My instructor did check my bag for airtightness and no problems there,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-29-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: How to improve lips seal ?

I had exactly the same problem. I could play my pc with no problems at all, but I couldn't get any air down my pipe chanter and found it very frustrating. It just took a lot of trying, trying,...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-28-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,958
Posted By ferraribagpiper
Re: MacCallum Practice Chanter out of tune ...

I think you'll be glad you have 2 pc's now-I got a very nice ABW pc from Hubby for Christmas; it's become my go-to pc for lessons and practicing at home, and my old faithful Gibson pc that I've had...
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