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Forum: Beer Tent 02-13-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,284
Posted By 3D Piper
Your own funeral

I'm sure we all play lots of funerals.
Have you given any thought to your own funeral?
Do you want pipes played? If so, what tunes?




-Matthew
Forum: Pipe Bands 02-13-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Too Much Tape

To sharpen, you need a shorter distance from the vibrating reed to the sound hole in the chanter. You can only sink the reed so much, or (like el gaitero says) it won't work well because it isn't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-08-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,299
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Help Improving Band Tuning

I made two 5 person water manometers. Routinely, we all hook up and play the whole practice while watching them. You can quickly identify any issues. It sure helps tuning when everyone can blow...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-24-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,651
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Losing air at bass drone

That does seem logical, but Calum is correct.. In fact, I clearly remember being at a workshop with Ed Neigh and him saying the same thing: the drone reed is closed more than it is open (he even...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-17-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,432
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: An epiphany: blowing tone

This is the key to being a good musician on any instrument..!
Some get it faster than others...


-Matthew
Forum: Beer Tent 01-14-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: New Piping Magazine! Just out in 2019

haha!:grin:
New? I think I"ve been subscribing to that for years! :thumb:

-Matthew
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-13-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Bag Sizing Confusion

Make sure you are in 'ballerina 1' position, with relaxed straight wrists (not bent and crooked under the bag etc.). A flexed wrist can affect those tendons all the way to the elbow! Adjust the...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 01-11-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Over thinking the movements

In my limited experience, 'visual' learners (ie watching others) are usually not strong in reading music.

Get back to these building-blocks-basics:

- are they relaxed when playing?

Don't...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: AAaarrrgggghhhhh!!!! My bag has sprung a leak!!!

Didn't he say it IS a canmore hybrid..?


I had a bannatyne hybrid fail at the grommet on me. All repair attempts failed. I went tie-in gannaway w/zip and haven't had problems since..


-Matthew
Forum: Side / Snare 01-08-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Learning online for drumming noobs

I sat in with our snares for a lesson yesterday, and one thing that I have to work hard at is grouping movements that span over a beat. For instance, a 1 beat 11 buzz stroke with an eighth note...
Forum: Pipe Bands 01-07-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Glen Astar Pipes and Drums in Huntsville, Alabama

I don't think Nicola is running that group anymore, but I may be wrong (haven't seen her in awhile). There is another fire dept group in Huntsville that meets regularly, they are very new and all...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-31-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Bagpipes for wet conditions

Get some o-ring dunbars w/ synth bag and cork everything up until you land.. You could drop them in water and I bet everything inside would stay dry! Once you have landed pull the corks and start...
Forum: Music 12-31-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Raglan Road by SLOT in Tully’s vol 4?

Or just buy the single tune at Pipetunes:

http://pipetunes.ca/tunes/?frm-search-text=dawning&frm-time-sig=&frm-number-of-parts=&frm-composer=&frm-arranger=&frm-difficulty-level=&=

-Matthew
Forum: Side / Snare 12-24-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Learning online for drumming noobs

Great attitude!
Are you getting any in-person lessons? My snares work with someone over skype and it really helps, but the video lesson sometimes miss things that would be picked up in person....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-13-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,146
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Practice chanter tuning

This is great advice- unless the PM PC is not correct.. :(
We sat in with a band and there were probably 15 of us around the table. The instructor methodically went around and spent copious time...
Forum: Music 12-09-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By 3D Piper
Origin of 'The Keel Row'?

Questions from kids:

What is the origin of the strathspey 'The Keel Row'?

Also, why all the 'high road to..' tunes..? were there no low roads?




-Matthew
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-07-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,405
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

In addition to the video Pancelticpiper/Richard posted earlier in the thread, here is a more recent vid of a pipe band moving troops. Upbeat (110ish) crackin' 6/8s! Very clean too
...
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-06-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By 3D Piper
How many gigs?

About how many gigs does your band play a year?
How many are paying gigs?
Or does your band only compete?


-Matthew
Forum: Music 12-03-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: The Art of the 6/8 March

oh, yes.. duh, sorry..
As a luddite, I still count honoring the compound time..




That is some good 6/8 playing, no doubt!

Is there another video link that shows what he says is "But long...
Forum: Music 12-03-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: The Art of the 6/8 March

Could someone post a link to an example of Bruce Gandy playing a 6/8 of this nature?



AND-4 in a 6/8..?


-Matthew
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-01-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By 3D Piper
Congrats for Band Regrades!

Congrats to City of Dunedin regrading up to Gr1!
Congrats to Rosie O'Grady regrading up to Gr4!



-Matthew
Forum: Music 12-01-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,686
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Exceptional everything

Ha! That's a good one!:thumb::grin:
(I think you mean John Cage's 4'33" (https://youtu.be/JTEFKFiXSx4))

-Matthew
Forum: Pipe Bands 12-01-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,752
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: What does the EUSPBA do?

Thanks for the responses.

Lets count some beans. I see about 200 bands listed @ $175 each, that is
$35K. I couldn't count them all, but lets just assume there is at least 500 individuals @ $40...
Forum: Pipe Bands 11-29-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,752
Posted By 3D Piper
What does the EUSPBA do?

What does the EUSPBA do?

Their mission statement says "We aspire to assist individuals and bands in reaching, not only their highest competitive potential, but also raising the level of our art."...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-26-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,405
Posted By 3D Piper
Re: Modern Brakes on Tempo

I think many of those old 78 recordings were sped up- for whatever reason I don't know.
Case in point- listen to Willie play this tune from about 10 years earlier:

https://youtu.be/S9L2cQnAZSU
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