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Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-10-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 658
Posted By pbutts
Re: Struggling with finger placement

Three words : practice, practice, practice.

Your question suggests you’re attempting this without a teacher. If you’ve been on this board for any length of time, you know that is discouraged and...
Forum: Music 07-09-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By pbutts
Re: "Outlander Tunes"

Not from the movie, but somewhere early on is a reference to Brown Haired Maiden and after the wedding they dance Cock O’ the North.
Forum: Adult Pipers 05-29-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By pbutts
Re: Bell's Palsy

Pablo-

How's the recovery gone? I think just making the effort and staying positive goes a long way. I'm back on a medium reed, working on competition tunes and played the Amazing Grace solo intro...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 05-01-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By pbutts
Re: Comparison please

I don't have experience playing the McCallum smallpipes, but I've been through the same decision process in the last year and ended up buying the Gibson's which I've been playing since Christmas. You...
Forum: Adult Pipers 04-29-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By pbutts
Re: Bell's Palsy

Hey thanks for sharing. I found the fact that you became a dad in that time period interesting. I definitely think there is a stress factor involved. Good to hear you were able to get back to...
Forum: Adult Pipers 03-24-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By pbutts
Re: Bell's Palsy

March update.

The Chieftains gig was fun. Playing was still spotty. Our St. Patrick’s Day gigs included a very cold parade Saturday followed by a short indoor gig. Sunday we played a couple of...
Forum: Music 03-09-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By pbutts
Re: Name of tune played at my wedding?

That's worth learning just for the name alone!
Forum: Beer Tent 02-15-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By pbutts
Re: Bagpipes and Trumpet

John Coltrane, A Love Supreme on pipes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmaicurzPb0
Forum: Beer Tent 02-15-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By pbutts
Re: Bagpipes and Trumpet

It's almost certainly this guy--

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/meet-rufus-harley
Forum: Adult Pipers 01-25-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By pbutts
Re: Bell's Palsy

Thanks, Andrew. Let me know if I should take down the link to the Chopsticks product.
Forum: Adult Pipers 01-25-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By pbutts
Bell's Palsy

As you will see from the Dunsire links below, there is very little discussion of piping and the strange neurological condition known as Bell's Palsy. For me this was my second encounter with the...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-26-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,022
Posted By pbutts
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

Since we’re doing the pop culture links, don’t forget Robert Hunter, lyricist for the Grateful Dead.

Also US Attorney General nominee Bob Barr.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-10-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,138
Posted By pbutts
Re: Comparing smallpipes

Similar situation here. Cold, dry winters are definitely an issue. With the Walsh A2000s, can you add the bellows later or is the blowpipe stock different?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-17-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,355
Posted By pbutts
Re: Anything on streaming The Worlds?

Looks like the BBC got the finalists first—

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/60ZvBr6FlFskPzsCKP5by39

(MSR times)

10:00 Johnstone
10:10 St Laurence O'Toole
10:20 Simon Fraser...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-03-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By pbutts
Re: Selling pipes (not an ad)

I agree about supply and demand, but isn’t it also likely that there are regional markets where entry level pipes tend to circulate around the bands. Maybe you would do better contacting Pipe majors...
Forum: Music 04-21-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By pbutts
Forum: Music 04-21-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By pbutts
Has Anyone played the Gary Barlow song composed for the Queen's Jubilee

Our music teacher just approached me about joining them to perform this at end of the year assembly. Several of the kids said "we should get Mr. Butts to play the bagpipes!"

The main melody is...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-03-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By pbutts
Re: Drone bass reed choice

You’ll find a couple of older threads on this topic, but one of the suggestions is the Henderson harmonic bass drone. I will defer to the more expert opinions expressed in those discussions, but...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-20-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,543
Posted By pbutts
Re: Breath size

Hardly an expert here, but this caught my attention--

"The motion of the arm must be also so gentle & gradual, as to be little or nothing perceived."

One possible concern that hasn't been...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-14-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,211
Posted By pbutts
Re: Can't get sound from bagpipes

Here’s the clean link —

http://www.bagpipejourney.com/articles/new-bagpipes-to-play.shtml
Forum: Beer Tent 11-04-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,319
Posted By pbutts
Re: When YOU are the father of the bride....

I appreciate all the input. I should have mentioned this is very much a DIY affair. The ceremony is being officiated by the groom’s mother, the bridal party is creating their own bouquets the day of...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-30-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,319
Posted By pbutts
When YOU are the father of the bride....

...any tips, suggestions, experience piping at a wedding where you are also the father of the bride?

This time next year my daughter will be getting married at a local Girl Scout camp, so it's a...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-13-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,207
Posted By pbutts
Re: Difficulty striking in depending on tuning

Good tip. I've always heard the tone is best with the top joint as high as possible, but this could be a great help to the newbies I sometimes work with.
Forum: Beer Tent 02-16-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,733
Posted By pbutts
Re: Have started many times...How to keep on track?

Since you gave so little background I followed the history of your previous posts and would strongly suggest you give us more info on your bagpipe journey. Where are you located now? Did you ever...
Forum: Trading Post Archive 10-07-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 178
Posted By pbutts
WTB: Scottish Smallpipes in A

I'm cruising the listings for poly smallpipes....a lot.

I probably won't pull the trigger for another year, so if you are contemplating letting go of a set in the $500 to $700 range in the next...
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