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Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-02-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Harmonic support for chanter notes

Bruce Hitchings has done quite extensive research and testing using spectrum analysis in the ongoing improvements of his Balance Tone reeds. I know harmonic production is paramount in his design...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 05-05-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,214
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: perceptions on horse hair

Threads like this are why I often wish there was a 'like' button on here. Excellent posts!
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 04-30-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: An experiment in notation

I've done something similar, keeping the standard 1/32 notes but replacing the note heads of what I call the "percussive" gracenotes (g & d in a C doubling for ex.) with x's rather than the usual...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-30-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Bag fullness.

"The Blowing of the Pipe must be steady & uniform, & that with the longest Breath conveniently possible. The strength of the Breath ought to be such as could keep the Reeds in their full sound, quite...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 12-09-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Replacement drone reed bridles?

You might try contacting Bruce at Highland Reeds. He's using a new, more user-friendly bridle these days and you may be able to order just the bridles.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-05-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Ebay custom Edenbourl bagpipes

I've had students come through over the years from other teachers who sold them a regular length McCallum plastic pc for, "Only $200." or apologized for only being able to afford pipes from Pakistan...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-15-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,953
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Head shakers

Years ago I was playing a wedding that also had a string quartet. After the 'soundcheck' we were talking and one of the violinists asked, "How did you get this gig?"

"The union." I said.
...
Forum: Beer Tent 08-14-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,516
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: A piper's eye

Is that a Sinclair?
Forum: Beer Tent 08-09-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,953
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: head shakers

I was playing in my local pub and a young woman asked the bartender, "How long is that guy gonna be playing that flute?"
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-03-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,408
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

I took all the tape off for the photo and slid some printer paper up the bores so the holes would be as visible as possible. I did have to take a lot off that high G!
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-03-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,408
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/<a href=https://flic.kr/p/2gqyJKe target=_blank>https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48192027347_c200c49ee8_k.jpgIMG_7768 (https://flic.kr/p/2gqyJKe) by Aaron Shaw...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,929
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Need opinions on a GHB first set

If you like McCallums then I'll throw my 2 cents in with this-



I think plastic pipes are a great 1st set and a great 2nd set.



They're a great 1st set because they're less expensive,...
Forum: Music 03-25-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,816
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Piob High G/A vs High G/A in Piobaireachd competition

I've found the change in tuning between little music high G and piob. high G to be pretty variable. Sometimes sharper, sometimes flatter, sometimes the same. Piob. high G can also be pretty...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-24-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Busking on Pipes

Wicked Tinkers started out by busking in Santa Monica on the 3rd Street Promenade. There are street performers all over and it was often difficult to find a spot. We were sometimes shooed away by...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-22-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By Aaron Shaw
How many bands/pipers in the USA?

I believe someone's already answered this question (as much as it can be) but I'm having no luck searching for the thread. Anyone? Bueller?
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,332
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Why does a piper play a gig like this?

I should also mention that my band was recruited to audition for a major US game show. Promo clips of us standing in line (which we never actually did) and playing "impromptu" bits with other...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,332
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Why does a piper play a gig like this?

Of course. Editors work wonders, "unscripted" moments are pre-planned, outcomes may be predetermined, all that and more. I've been involved several times in these shows but that doesn't change the...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-16-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,332
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Why does a piper play a gig like this?

This is an extremely on-going issue. Joseph MacDonald wrote about it in 1760. There are a number of issues-


1. I know several good players who aren't interested in playing gigs for a variety...
Forum: Music 02-07-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Question: Correct Fingering For High-A Grace Notes

Just like you don't play a 'real' high G when playing a high G gracenote from B to Low A (for example) you don't involve your ring finger when playing a high A gracenote here.
Forum: Competing Pipers 02-06-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Amateur Contests on West Coast

Vista (north San Diego county) is in fairly easy striking distance. Late June. Vegas has been good in the past though I haven't been there for a few years. Phoenix (early May) and Flagstaff (mid...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-27-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,948
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Third time..crash and burn

Here's a resource you may find helpful.


https://bulletproofmusician.com/


At the very least you'll find how not alone you are!


Good luck-it will get better.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-23-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Kinnaird Evolution Reeds - Troubleshooting a Hissing Tenor

I just struggled with getting the tape around the grub screw. It took a bit of futzing but eventually worked.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-19-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Kinnaird Evolution Reeds - Troubleshooting a Hissing Tenor

I have used teflon tape on them before. Tricky but (eventually) workable.
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 12-27-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,441
Posted By Aaron Shaw
Re: Famous historical people who played pipes

Peter MacNicol (Ally McBeal, Sophie's Choice, Ghostbusters 2, etc.) is a rather good player.
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