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Forum: Beer Tent 06-10-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Video camera for practice sessions and performances

Hi folks,

I haven't seen a relatively recent thread on the subject of video cameras, so I thought I'd see what folks are currently finding success with for their audio/video recording needs!
...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-10-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First pipe band ó any advice?

First, let me say thank you all for sharing your perspectives and pointers! They are all greatly appreciated.If I were to distill the pointers offered here, I'd say that they boil down to: being...
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-02-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: First pipe band ó any advice?

Thank you for the pointers, Calum! As always, your perspective is much appreciated. I quite like the boat metaphor as well.


Best,
Joe
Forum: Pipe Bands 06-02-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Joseph Diodato
First pipe band ó any advice?

Hi all,

Iím quite excited to join a grade 3 pipe band in my area in about a month once local stay at home orders are relaxed. Iíve been communicating with the P/M via email, who has been a great...
Forum: Music 05-30-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: The Highland Widow's Lament

The National Library of Scotland has a source...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-22-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Play test & Review Maverick Practice Chanter

A beautiful line of chanters, and a fine review! The stock photos don't really do them justice, and the PC looked amazing when you held it up to the natural light. I've been thinking about getting...
Forum: Music 05-19-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Hymn tunebook

Iíll second Patrickís suggestion for the Church Piper books. A great series with volumes dedicated to specific themes (Christmas, exploration, spring, etc).
Forum: Your Announcements 05-12-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Bloomington Pipers' Society - New Website Launch

The Bloomington Pipers' Society (Bloomington, Indiana, USA) is excited to share that we've just rolled out our revamped website! Come check out our new digital home on the web. :cool: The URL is...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Respiratory droplets aerosolized pushed out the drones?

My own internal musings and a post on another web forum got me thinking:

What do we know or can reasonably conjecture about the extent to which respiratory particles are aerosolized and pushed out...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Another very sad day for Nova Scotia

A sad, tragic loss indeed.

Abigail was one of Bruce Gandy's students. He started a scholarship in Abigail's memory through the BG Bagpiping Development Society. A few more details are available in...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-12-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,772
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

I'll do you one better. I know a piper that knew another piper that was told to glue their drones in place so that the pipes would never go out of tune. Needless to say that I was mortified, and...
Forum: Music 05-10-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Publishing company for "Molly Connell" by James Wark?

In addition to the ISA source that Damh mentioned, the tune also appears in two other locations per the Bob Peekar database...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-08-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Is Zoom Working for You?

For our purposes (bagpipe lessons, band practices, pub nights, etc.), it really is just a matter of preference. I haven't used Skype in a few years, but I'm fairly certain that the only feature that...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-08-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Notation to ABC

I'll have to look into it. I was specifically thinking of cases where a Python music library (https://wiki.python.org/moin/PythonInMusic) could be used to create a free/open-source tool with the...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-08-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Is Zoom Working for You?

Glad you were able to find a moderately satisfying solution! If funding permits, you might also experiment with an external microphone. I'd imagine a quick search of the forums will turn up a few...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-08-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Notation to ABC

After doing a bit of research, it seems that .pdf to ABC notation wouldn't be possible without some incredibly advanced image processing techniques that I'm not at all knowledgable about.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-07-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: What tune never gets old to you?

/thread. But in all seriousness, I have a deep fondness for Highland Cathedral. STB also holds a special place in my heart, as it was my first exposure to piping when Jamestown P&D led the...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-07-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Is Zoom Working for You?

I just finished tweaking mic settings while playing the Highland pipes and this is what I found:

The sound was pretty great when setting my mic volume input volume to 10%, but the sweet spot for...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-02-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Is Zoom Working for You?

This is exactly how my instructor described the sound before he unticked the setting that Ken mentioned. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the results. I couldn't find it on the Zoom mobile...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 05-02-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Is Zoom Working for You?

If it's the case that this is a Zoom-specific problem, I'd wager that Ken's suggestion will do the trick. My instructor and I have unticked the same setting during Zoom lessons on practice chanter...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,147
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: bag for second set

These replies have me pretty set on trying a Canmore next time I'm in need of a new bag. Thanks, all. :thumb:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-02-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,147
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: bag for second set

Scot,

Based on your criteria for a hassle-free bag and the possibility that they might not be played for different stretches of time, I'd say a Bannatyne hybrid bag is your best bet. Canmore is a...
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 05-01-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: An experiment in notation

As a novice piper who initially struggled with embellishment interpretation due to lack of properly reading my tutor book:

I prefer the traditional system. Some beginners may like the convenience...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-16-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Jamkazam

I'm not familiar with the platform itself, but it would be nearly impossible to have any sort of group playing together -- simply too much latency in the connection even with the best of home...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-14-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Joseph Diodato
Re: Piping with a Temp Dental Crown

As I suspected, methinks the best course of action is to play it safe until I'm able to sort out the permanent crown with my dentist. Unfortunately my area (NYC) is one of the worst hit by the...
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