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Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-05-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: PC Water-trap Compatability

Reed absorbers would be the most economical option, and I think that they get the job done quite well.

I've also found that the Hardie Twist-Trap appears to be somewhat universal (worked just...
Forum: Music 02-27-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Searching for Angus MacColl compositions

I know that he has at least one compiled volume of tunes...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-25-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Piping teachers in NYC and comp bands in NYC metro area?

Mags,

Thank you for confirming my hunch! I got the sense from a quick Google search that JH was Bergen's grade 5 band, both ultimately under the same program. Many thanks for the perspective. :)
...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-25-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Piping teachers in NYC and comp bands in NYC metro area?

Hi folks,

I'll be moving back home to New York City this summer and thought I'd put out a feeler to see what reccomendations folks might have for piping instructors located in the city. I'll be...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 02-10-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,802
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Leaving out the gracenotes?

At the end of the day, to each their own. If someone has the time to take on the role of Embellishment Police, by all means... :thumb: I, however, am strongly of the opinion that the embellishments...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-04-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Ideas for Helpful Piping Apps/Digital Tools?

I have been thinking about the map project, and I think I'll dive into that in the very near future. Stay tuned for more details. :thumb:
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-03-2020, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Ideas for Helpful Piping Apps/Digital Tools?

Admittedly, the tape idea wouldn't be the most earth shattering, but something I may toy around with just to explore some functionalities of creating a GUI in Python and working with events. Speaking...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 02-02-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Ideas for Helpful Piping Apps/Digital Tools?

Hi all,

I'm a novice/hobbyist computer programmer working in Python (https://www.python.org/)and looking to get some C# (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/)/Xandarin...
Forum: Music 02-02-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Monthly Composition Thread Continuity?

I can't recall exactly who prompted this idea, but back in December at least one forum-goer had the idea to implement a monthly composition thread based on a musical fragment, rhythm, idiom, etc., We...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-22-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Favor PC reeds?

My favorite PC reed depends on the time of day that I'm practicing (as someone who lives in an apartment complex). During the day, I belt out whatever tunes/exercises on a Frazer Warnock or Gibson...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 01-20-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,644
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Fred Morrison Uilleann Pipes

Very exciting! Thanks for the update. Once my job search is over and I am no longer living the humble life of a graduate student, I may have to treat myself to a set of Fred's UP's. Does anyone know...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 12-18-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Learning Uilleann Pipes

Peter,

I'm looking forward to following along with your journey! I hope to tackle the uilleann pipes one day myself. Alas, it's just not in the cards at the moment working full-time as a student...
Forum: Music 12-15-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Monthly composition thread

Very exciting! I'm in the thick of final exams at the moment, but I'm very much looking forward to adding my submission later in the week.



Once you've updated an attachment, you can click the...
Forum: Piobaireachd 11-25-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Memorization techniques?

You may be doing this already, but make sure you understand the construction of the tune (primary, secondary, etc.) and use your knowledge of the tune structure to keep a sort of running checklist in...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Joseph Diodato
What if PM's were like Fletcher from the movie Whiplash?

If you've never seen the film, imagine if Gordon Ramsey were a musician.

For reference: the 'Not my tempo' scene ...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-31-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Any Favorite Tunes for All Hallows Eve?

The Haunting? Id also put forth Mist-Covered Mountains of Home and Dark Island. I imagine b minor tunes will generally fit the bills.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Any Favorite Tunes for All Hallows Eve?

I'd say that A Flame of Wrath for Patrick Caogach fits the bill pretty well.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-29-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,047
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Listen to this

Same here. The green 'play' button is grayed out, as are the names of each track.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-27-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pipe Teacher in LaFayette, Indiana?

That would be the Indianapolis Gordon 500 Pipers (https://www.500gordonpipers.com/). I suppose the real question then becomes if Paul's students are more interested in a parade or competition band....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-26-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Recommend new drone reeds for McCallum's

I currently use EzeeDrone in my McCallum pipes, but I've also heard great things about the White Mambas.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-25-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Can I ship a pipe with ivory mounts to the USA?

I'm fairly certain that the answer is no (although I hope someone more familiar with the pertinent laws can chime in). This article...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-25-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Cleaning a zipperless SSP (Canmore) bag?

I have a set of Shepherd smallpipes in A that are an absolute delight. However, I was taking my pipes apart to put in a new drone set, re-hemp the joints, etc., and I realized that this particular...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-24-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,563
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pipe Teacher in LaFayette, Indiana?

Paul,

I highly reccomend your students check out the Bloomington Pipers' Society (https://www.facebook.com/bloomingtonpipers/?ref=br_rs) in Bloomington, IN. We've got a great group of pipers at...
Forum: Music 09-03-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Jazz standards for GHB?

Peter,

This may be on your radar already, but Keith MacDonald's Church Piper series sounds like a good fit for your needs. Perhaps you might check out the Privy Piping book as well.

Cheers,
Joe
Forum: Beer Tent 08-20-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Maverick Practice Chanters

I'm looking to expand my collection of piping items in the future, and I'm particularly interested in the Maverick practice chanters (https://www.maverickglasgow.com/product/titan/). Gorgeous...
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