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Forum: Music 09-03-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
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: 848
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...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-16-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,399
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Head shakers

Nope, even your average beginner band or orchestra student is squeaking out a 1 octave (concert pitch) B flat or D major scale after a few weeks of group instruction.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-15-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By Joseph Diodato
EzeeDrone vs Shepherd SSP Drone Reeds

I'll be looking to replace my Shepherd SSP drone reeds in the near future. I currently have the EzeeDrone Shepherd SSP reeds, but I'd love to hear perspectives from folks that have tried both the...
Forum: Side / Snare 08-12-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Practice Drum Pad Recommendation

I've dabbled in a bit of pipe band drumming and I absolutely love the Offworld pads. The pad is a bit louder, but very articulate. You also might look into a softer pad as well so that your son can...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-31-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First set of pipes ordered!

Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement! The pipe major of this particular band is aware that I intend to join their pipe corps once I'm up to snuff. The band practices quite a bit aways...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-30-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First set of pipes ordered!

Many thanks, pip!

And same to you, OHpiper. I have my eye on joining a pipe band as well in the near future -- just have to get through this next transition! It's quite exciting to look forward to...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-27-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First set of pipes ordered!

super and Andrew,

Many thanks! It certainly does feel like Christmas. I even managed to show a little alma mater pride by coordinating my bag, bag trim, and cord colors. Otherwise I would have...
Forum: Music Groups 07-26-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Celtic multi-instrumentalists?

Folks that play pipes in a band --

Do you play any additional instruments with the band such as whistle, flute, or different flavors of piping? If so, how would you say your repertoire is divided...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-26-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Joseph Diodato
First set of pipes ordered!

I ordered my first set of pipes a few hours ago (after receiving the thumbs up from my instructor of course!), a beautiful McCallum AB2 Deluxe set...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pipetunes.ca question

Roger,

Are you receiving a ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR message? Can you copy and paste exactly what you're seeing or a screenshot? In the meantime, clearing your cookies might be helpful. A quick...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-22-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pierced Pipers?

Which is a perfectly fine reason to get a tattoo. Many of us get tattoos to remember/honor/reflect on/etc. a certain part or phase of life.



Do you have a source for this figure? As technology...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-20-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Better teaching methods?

I wonder if we might see a shift in the usual approaches to piping in that students are able to learn the proper mechanics and technique needed for blowing and perhaps a simple scale early on. Even...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-18-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Pierced Pipers?

Wow, thank you all for sharing your perspectives!



Many thanks for the encouragement, Patrick! As an aside, I recently stumbled across your blog in my search for some tunes that most folks on...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-18-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Better teaching methods?

I'm but a student myself, albeit with a fantastic teacher! I thought I'd chip in with my n=1 experience based on my last six or months on the practice chanter. :)



We use the NPC tutor book,...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-15-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,206
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Pierced Pipers?

Piping has always struck me as a culture that is very traditional in some ways, and yet progressive in others.

I wonder if there are any other pierced pipers (or drummers!) in the activity? Do...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-11-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Struggling with finger placement

Be sure to check out the St. Louis Drones Club (https://www.facebook.com/StLouisDronesClub/) as well! I'm involved with the local pipers' society in my neck of the woods, and it's been the best...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 07-10-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Practice chanter reed gone bad?

I'll be sure to play around with reed placement! The perplexing thing is that the reed has been well taken care of and previously played in perfect condition.



I think I can manage options 1...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-10-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Struggling with finger placement

If you know of any pipe bands in your general vicinity, they'd be a good resource to point you in the direction of some possible folks. You could also check which region you're in and see if that...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 07-09-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Automatic note beams in Lilypond

Thought I'd follow up, as I've figured out what was going on! The problem was an easy enough fix -- my brackets simply weren't in the right place! The correct notation is as follows:


\dblG G8...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-09-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,224
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Struggling with finger placement

Hi Joe, I'm Joe!

I'd echo Randy's point about countersunk holes. Aside from that, are there any particular notes or note changes that give you trouble?

You might find it helpful to start with...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-08-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Contests for G4 in NY Metropolitan Area

Nate,

Thank you kindly for the insight! Yes, I did miss that little ribbon at the top of the page when browsing on my mobile device. I'll definitely keep an eye on those contests that you...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 07-08-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Practice chanter reed gone bad?

A curious issue here -- perhaps one of the more DIY-saavy folks can help me figure out what's going on with one of my practice chanter reeds.

One of my first practice chanter reeds (a Frazer...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 07-06-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Automatic note beams in Lilypond

Calum,

Thank you for the reply. For reference, here is the original line:

\dblG G8 \dbla a \dblb b \dblG G

After referencing the manual beam section, using the \relative command and...
Forum: Piobaireachd 07-05-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: PS Book History

Thank you all for the fantastic perspectives!

Ceol Sean is indeed a fantastic resource -- one that I suspect I'm hardly scratching the surface of. I made a note to myself to keep an eye out for...
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