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Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-29-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Why are some better than others ?

I think we only disagree on the extent of genetics over practice, or vice versa.

Charlie
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-27-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Why are some better than others ?

Maybe a large component is down to practice, but at the top tiers, sometimes the little extras really count.

Either way, I firmly believe that genetics plays an important part in musical ability -...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-26-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Why are some better than others ?

CallumII,

Environment has a huge impact too, sorry if my post seemed to underplay that.

Anyway, a specific example of genetics possibly impacting piping ability is the independence of movement...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-25-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Why are some better than others ?

People’s abilities to successfully play bagpipes also simply boil down to natural variation in humans.

Think about this:

1. Unless, we’re identical twins, we’re genetically unique. This is...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-23-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Do you swap your drones? (Poll)

They’re originals from the 1930’s. I told myself that when I made it to gr3, I’d treat myself. They were a consignment set sold via Island Bagpipes.

I think Ringo Bowen has pictures of them as...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-23-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Green Piper
Do you swap your drones? (Poll)

I swapped my McCallum drones for some Robertson drones.

As for swabbing, I only swab my drones after a long playing session when it is humid or cold. Otherwise, I let them air dry.

Bear-in-mind...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-22-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Electronic Tone Trainer

I have this device and it works fairly well. It’d be even better coupled to a pitch detector so you can see the direct effect of pressure and pitch.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

I thought everyone had a small balance for their record player stylus weight?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-09-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 738
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Tape for drone reed tongues

If you cut really small bits of tape such as tunetape, you can get it to work. Try sizes such as 3mm sq. It doesn’t take much weight to effect the pitch.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,340
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

The tenors in the first recording sounded more buzzy to me. I listened using my iPad. It seemed like the chanter/drone balance was impacted in the first recording because of this, although in...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-26-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,151
Posted By Green Piper
Re: 2020 setup?

My setup hasn’t changed, although I have tried some other reed combos. I still come back to:

Drones - Robertson
Drone reeds - Ezee tenors, Rocket bass
Chanter - Shepherd ABW
Chanter reed -...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,728
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

They did bring the visible CPL’s back. As I heard it, some competitors (not sure if band or solo) got stroppy about their CPL and gave judges flack. If this is the case, then I understand why they...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-22-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,728
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

In WUSPBA the CPL’s are made available to the competitor. I really like judge feedback followed by a indication on where in the grade my performance fits. It means that you’re competing “against” the...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,728
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

I have found the critiques posted on my playing to be extremely useful.

Maybe I have just got to the point in my learning in which I can accept experienced pipers’ viewpoints on my playing without...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-04-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,728
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

I think it’s a great resource, and friendly. I posted my second tune a couple of days’ ago and am looking forward to comments/suggestions.

I wholeheartedly encourage its use.

Charlie
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Piping and COVID

I think what the OP is suggesting is that given the extra work placed on the pulmonary system through piping, that pipers may be less susceptible to side effects of Coronavirus.

This seems...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-01-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By Green Piper
Re: The 2020 Celtic Events vs. Coronavirus

It was only a matter of time. When I decided not to enter the Friday piob competition, we called the owners of the cabin we’d booked. They sounded concerned, but quickly realized that only wanted to...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-21-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,728
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Anyway.....

I posted a recording and got excellent feedback!

Thank-you guys. I have not yet fully managed to read them thoroughly, but I will. It is also reassuring that aspects of my playing...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,728
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Well I disagree. We play/perform for other people’s appreciation. As humans, we “like” or “dislike” things.

When I do finally get round to posting for critique, please don’t feel that you cannot...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,728
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

I have signed up, but not yet made a recording/video, but I will for sure.

Thank-you for doing this.

Charlie
Forum: Beer Tent 07-20-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,728
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Constructive Criticism for Pipers

Surely you can say “I like it because.........” or “I don’t like it because..........”

I’d be happy with criticism of either type as long as the value statement is qualified with the reason. It is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-17-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Green Piper
Which is your priority with drone reed? chanter interaction or standalone drone sound

It really stated with drone sound. When I got the drones, I tried different reed combos and settled on the Ezee tenors and Rocket bass. I also tried Kinnairds, which were good. I didn’t put a lot of...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-16-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Which is your priority with drone reed? chanter interaction or standalone drone s

Had a good chat with my instructor almost a year ago about this. He was quite adamant that for him drone sound is first. After that, find a chanter/reed combo that works with it in terms of volume...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-12-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,131
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Best Bagpipe for Beginners or Pros

Totally trustworthy given the credentials of the writer and “expert”

I must remember the name of this website and avoid it at all costs!

Charlie
Forum: Beer Tent 06-03-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,574
Posted By Green Piper
Re: Respiratory droplets aerosolized pushed out the drones?

Makes sense, it seems to be more infectious via the eyes.
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