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Forum: Beer Tent Yesterday, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Southern California Pipers Society?

Sounds like it could be interesting. It would have to move around probably because I would rather not have to go out to LA/OC/IE repeatedly, just as I'm sure many of you who are in LA/OC/IE would...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-12-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,374
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

So is Jack the only member of SFU who doesn't use the Tone Protector since all he needs (or at least needed however many years ago you heard him speak) is to suck on the reed a little?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-11-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Practice Chanters - tuned to A or Bb?

I play my PC where it tunes, which is usually around Bb. If I want to play along with smallpipes or other instruments, I use my shuttle pipes. Especially because it would be a lot of work to try and...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-11-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,374
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tone Protector vs. Pipers Pal

Soak their reeds in a small container of water for several minutes before playing. When they have extended rests, they take their reeds out and continue soaking them. Many store their reeds in a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-09-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Plastic vs. cane chanter reeds for mouth blown smallpipes

Did you try putting the cane reed that's in the McCallum chanter in the MacLellan chanter to see how it sounds?

Also, posting this in the smallpipe and other bagpipe forum below might get you more...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-08-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Best Chanter and Drone Tuner for Band?

We use the Peterson Strobo tuner for all of our tuning purposes.

A few people in the band own the stand-alone model, I bought the app. The stand-alone is easier to work with, but the app (once...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-07-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Sticky abw chanter

I know some people keep "tachum powder" (talcum powder) in their case to alleviate sticky hands.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-06-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Double Toning Drone Reed.

It sounds like the reed is too open. Close it down (make the tongue shorter) by moving the bridle towards the free end of the tongue. Depending on what brand of reed they are, this could require...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-05-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Solo MSR competition, stopping to tune before strathspey

It's probably a M&SR event.

When I competed at the G3 CLASP World Solos a few years ago, that's what the event was.

Thankfully I was las up, so I watched some of the earlier competitors to...
Forum: Competition Results 09-30-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Pleasanton Highland Games

That's always bothered me, too.

RSPBA has results online literally as soon as they're announced. I think only one or two people are allowed to post the WUSPBA results online and they have to wait...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-29-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Quick march at slow pace?

My suggestions, beyond playing slow marches, would be to either:

A) March at half speed (March the half note/minim instead of the quarter note/crotchet) while keeping the tempo the same
B) Reduce...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-28-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,789
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Roddy MacLeod High-A

Having tied in a Lee goatskin and a Begg sheepskin, there is a huge difference between the seams. The Lee is a hard, stiff seam whereas the Begg is a softer, supple seam that makes tying in and...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,374
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tone Protector vrs. Pipers Pal

I used a Piper's Pal shortly after joining back with my band after a few year hiatus. It worked well enough. I found that I was constantly having to rehydrate the crystals though.

About a year...
Forum: Competition Results 09-24-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Pleasanton Highland Games

G5 were in the auxiliary circle. Andrew only got the main circle.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-24-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,789
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Roddy MacLeod High-A

There's an error in the linking of the article on your end. If you open the link (either linked above or directly on your site), it will take you to Breaking in a New Reed article instead.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,377
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tenor Drone all of a sudden won't tune

So how many sets of drone reeds have you gone through in the year that you've been playing? By reading some of your posts, it seems like you've gone through more reeds in a year than I have in 13.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,789
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Roddy MacLeod High-A

You'll be fine playing sheep. My whole band, as well as several others in SoCal, are on sheep. I keep my bag in a trash bag in the case to keep it from drying out further than needed.

I sometimes...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-12-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,066
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: What the Masters are playing

I'm sure many of them could win - maybe not the highest levels, but definitely most amateur competitions - with a set of pipes from the subcontinent. As you said, it's down to setup, but also their...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Naval Dining In

I had to turn down a gig for a Dining In a few years back because they insisted that I play The Star Spangled Banner on pipes. Told them it was impossible and offered to play trumpet or sing for the...
Forum: Adult Pipers 09-10-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,252
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Cold weather playing

Same. People tend to wear parkas and pea coats if the weather drops below 60F here.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-09-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,617
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

So rather than make some money they're going for making no money? Not the most logical thing I've heard of.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-08-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Top 5 List

A well written drum score will go along with and enhance the pipe part. Pipers should be able to walk up to a drummer that is playing their part, and know what part of the tune it is, and begin...
Forum: Competition Results 09-05-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Pleasanton Highland Games

There were 8 G2 bands:

Winnipeg Police
Portland Metro
Prince Charles
North Stratton
RMM
Atlanta
Wasatch and District
Great Lakes
Forum: Beer Tent 09-04-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,617
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Worst venue of 2018...go!

There needs to be enough shade for the bands to warm up, shade in final tuning, and a shaded competition area. Most games I've been to are lacking in all three areas.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-04-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Practice chanter reed issue

Take the taorluaths nice and slow and focus on your breathing.

Try playing at a slow 1 2 & 3 where 1 and 3 are the melody note (Low A for example), and 2 and & are the Low G of the taorluath, D...
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