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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,036
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

I'm not sure what that means, but I assume--hate it or not--you played the tune. I ask because I've known of pipers in other bands who refuse to play some tunes on the band list (as an aside, they'd...
Forum: Pipe Bands Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Selecting Band Tunes

I so totally agree! :thumb: I, too, have witnessed this all too often.

Regarding being "democratic"; when I was P/M, I, too, invited tune submissions. However, I would determine if a tune was...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-26-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Thow on D execution

Super, Matt! Thanks for those. It is good to know both. However, having learned the heavy throw when I started, I tend to "run home to Mama" while playing. :grin: However, many of us starting...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-24-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Help with Posture, Bag Setup

Good suggestions above. Hide bags are fine; but extended small is a good suggestion. My only addition to what's been suggested is to shorten the cord spacing between the drones. All the best; and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-23-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: 1969 Hardie Ivory

Steve. Buddy. You've always been a straight shooter; but, Jeez! That's a bit too much of a blunt instrument!

You're right; but in defense of Wulls (not that he needs my defense), those...
Forum: Soda Shoppe 01-23-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Rhythmic Fingerwork - companion video?

Andrew, perhaps Jim would give you permission to make a video of you going through his book!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Chanter alignment with synthetic bags....

I haven't. But I play a Gannaway, which has a pretty rigid neck. That's nice...until I want to fold up the pipes. I guess everything had a trade-off.
Forum: Music 01-18-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Funeral procession

You have good tunes picked. However, to your invitation:

Sleep, Dearie, Sleep

I also agree with Dark Isle suggestion.

And my condolences to your loss. So sorry.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-17-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By EquusRacer
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-17-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Critique my playing

I endorse that strongly. I once played with a G2 band; and tunes were handed out and played up tempo. Although these were skilled pipers, I felt that we played too fast. But I hear many lower...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-17-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Drone reeds for easy chanter reed players

What are your thoughts, then, on "tone enhancers"? It's just a question; not necessarily an endorsement.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-17-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Drone reeds for easy chanter reed players

I agree with you. As part of the experience (of adjustment), some have design elements that are extremely fussy (e.g., barely touching them can make big, unwanted changes), while others tolerate...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-17-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Practice Chanter Reed Moisture Help and an Introduction

Perhaps investing in an electronic chanter with headphones. No noise at all. I used to play those on a plane, in a pub, or other places so as not to bother anyone.

As for regulard PCs, plastic...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-16-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Geico commercial with pipes

I don't care! In the context of this, I like anything that promotes interest in bagpipes. We can never predict what sparks interest, especially in young people. But if this does, and we get more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-16-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Drone reeds for easy chanter reed players

I agree. I play a firmer reed than most in our band, and I found that the BalanceTones handled those, as well. However, I'm currently playing Kinnaird Edge, having changed for different reasons. ...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-16-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Critique my playing

I would echo the accurate comments above.

Blowing is a bit unsteady, though not as bad as some I've heard.

As pointed out, slow down. You're also not finishing out your phrases; so everything...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-16-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,250
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

I think that we're encouraged by mostly positive reactions, even compliments. However, we do play a very loud instrument; and, though it seems to be in the minority, it's an obnoxious one to some.
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Forum: Beer Tent 01-14-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,889
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Geico commercial with pipes

I'm told that there is another one out with a piping shop that gets squeezed, though I've not seen it.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-13-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,036
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

I believe that most of us hear you, KDB. And keep your case open and your pipes up! I believe that you have the right perspective, and I respect you for working towards goals and understanding what...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-10-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,036
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

I generally agree. A good example of that was when Al Cal (Alberta Caledonia) played their Suite in one of their recordings. Brilliant!

Then again, if I again hear a band play "Itchy Fingers",...
Forum: Pipe Bands 01-10-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By EquusRacer
Selecting Band Tunes

While this topic could be in other places (e.g., Music), I'll start it here, for it pertains to those, like P/Ms or others, who pick tunes for the band.

By what criteria do you select tunes for...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-10-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Bass reeds and tuning

That's interesting. I haven't experienced that, though in certain conditions (e.g., hot and dry outside), all my reeds (and those of band members) will sharpen over time with playing.

Obviously,...
Forum: Music 01-08-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By EquusRacer
Forum: Beer Tent 01-06-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,958
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Fondly remembered gigs?

One of my favorites, which falls into the "it's a small world" category, was more a post-event at an old restaurant and bar in New Jersey. Following the event, a couple of us went into the cozy bar....
Forum: Beer Tent 01-04-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,036
Posted By EquusRacer
Re: Tunes you absolutely HATE!

Some years ago, Gillies performed at Oregon Pipers Society and did that same thing with a tune (I can't recall which tune). After he performed, a member of our band came up to him and said, "I...
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