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Forum: Music 11-11-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Encyclopedia update

Thank you for this!

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-07-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 882
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Wrist trouble and positioning

I've had this issue with my borderpipes, before changing the bag to one that doesn't have a hard ridge for the seam. The wrist will almost invariably end up resting on the bag, so if there's a hard...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 11-07-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Any tips on downloading upgrades to the Blair chanter

=) glad to be of service.

Cheers & chunes,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-06-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,449
Posted By Pppiper
Re: How many sets do you 'run' at a time?

Just don't let anyone else's opinion(s) bully you away from what you feel works for YOU. =)

Just my 2Ę.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Webmaster & Software 11-06-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Any tips on downloading upgrades to the Blair chanter

Hi Barry .. I just downloaded them all yesterday, and there are a couple of hurdles. I also use a Mac, by-the-by. I'm using the Chrome browser, but if you're using Safari instead, the process should...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Competition for Scotland Gr4 solo

To my knowledge, there is no sanctioning organization that runs Gr 4 contests for adults (18 and over).

For CPA contests, the entry grade is C grade, which is where professionals start in...
Forum: Pipe Bands 11-05-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Rehearsal "activities"

Nothing Earth-shattering on attack-cutoffs. Occasionally we'd do some periods of rep drills ... like rolloff into a tune, play first part, cut and immediate rolloff into it again, in time. If someone...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-05-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,066
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Wimps, Unite!

A+ on this Dan.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-05-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,449
Posted By Pppiper
Re: How many sets do you 'run' at a time?

I'd say everyone is different, though I would be shocked if anyone felt that 4-5 sets of pipes wasn't at least a bit superfluous.

I actively have at least 2 sets going, and sometimes a third,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-01-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Ackland A440 drone reeds!

I recently received a set due to the grace and thoughtfulness of Terry. I'll be working on getting them going and testing them this week coming up.

If I get some decent recordings, I will post.
...
Forum: Pipe Bands 11-01-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Rehearsal "activities"

In my experience, this rests on the shoulders of the band leadership. The leadership (i.e., the PM and DS in particular) REALLY need to be heavily schedule oriented in leading practices.

Though I...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,298
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

HA! It happens my friend! We pipers are sheepóeasily led.

#knowYourselves ... =)

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-31-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,298
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Ha .. if this thread goes any further down the line in regard to "chanter carving" ... any/all links to the original subject will have been obliterated.

Steering this back ... I HAVE thought on...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-28-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Glenfiddich 2019 rewatch

Yeah, last year the live stream link was rewatchable. But that seems to not be the case this year.

In any case ... eventually, edited videos of each performance should end up here:...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-28-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,727
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Airstream blowpipes - actually useful?

I've been using them for at least 5 years now with all of my sets. I think they're great. Only one of them had a slightly leaky valve .. I had to take it apart to put vasoline on the valve, and...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-27-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,298
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Reeding a 440 Maclellen chanter

Hi Patrick,

I had to suspend experimenting for a while due to time constraints. It was a REALLY busy and hectic summer, and any free time
I had was pretty much obliterated. Fall is also very busy...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-24-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,880
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

Right on ... placings donít matter. As a very nice judge once said to me, ďjust play music, thatís what itís all about.Ē

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-23-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,880
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

Ha, right on. My instructor and I went through a similar process, and we had to reevaluate based on how things were going ... particularly in my entering grade 2. And yeah, itís tough to find that...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-18-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,880
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

Thatís interesting. Iíve been thinking that if one of my tunes was written by someone who ends up judging me, then (if possible) Iíd drop that tune ... so as not to appear that Iím trying to be a...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-18-2019, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Security Tracking Devices

Ive thought about this myself, and Iíve been thinking about placing a Tile unit in my bag. But that plan is bust because itís only a close range finder.

Youíd need some kind of GPS tracker....
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-15-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,880
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

One thing at a time. =) I'd started out farther up in the levels simply due to the fact that I'd been playing for a good 20 year before finally deciding to actively compete.

What I've definitely...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-14-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,880
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

As said, Calumís advice is spot on.

Carnardly ... I must say, many your question(s) align quite a bit with why Iíd started this thread in the first place. Iíd recently started competing myself,...
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-14-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,880
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

This is spot on, what Calum says. Simple tune played well trumps a complicated tune played poorly.
Forum: Competing Pipers 10-14-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,880
Posted By Pppiper
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

Glad you picked up Mr. Livingstoneís book Aric ... I trust you enjoyed it??

And also, yeah .:: Iíve been hearing Norman Ewing a lot as well.

Cheers,
~Nate
Forum: Trading Post Archive 09-25-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By Pppiper
FS: Shepherd S/2A GHB, sticks or ready-to-play w/extras - $825 or $1,030

For sale are an excellent set of Shepherd bagpipes (Model S/2 A ... http://www.shepherd-bagpipes.com/assets/images/bagpipes_s2full.jpg). Available either as sticks and stocks, or ready-to-play with...
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