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Forum: Technique & Instrument Today, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Can anyone identify these?

The mounts are definitely not ebony. Thatís all I can say for sure.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 07-20-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Better teaching methods?

My band has a packet that we hand out to beginners.

I make sure students get the basics down (good finger position, able to go up and down the scale, with and without grace notes) before moving...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-20-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Problems with High A?

Because of the conical bore of the chanter HA will naturally be quieter than the other notes and LG will be louder. If itís in tune, I wouldnít worry about it.
Forum: Pipe Bands 07-20-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: What does your band do for fun outside of playing?

At the end of the competition season we have a ceilidh (used to be a more formal ball but had a hard time attracting enough people I guess) and get ready for the next season which starts a few months...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-16-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Struggling with finger placement

I probably misinterpreted what you said here, but the way itís written here seems backwards. Donít wait until youíve been doing things wrong for a long time before seeking out lessons.

Go in for...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-07-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Water bottles and camelpacs

I think a Camelbak would get a bit annoying while trying to play pipes.

In our Fourth of July parade, I hung a regular water bottle from a strap on a carabiner from one of my sporran strap loops....
Forum: Beer Tent 06-28-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Atherton Pipes - Ross Bag

With a leather or sheepskin bag you wonít need any of that stuff. :whistle:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-28-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Does different price mean different quality?

I think most makers would use the same wood for their full silver pipes as they would for their plain turned pipes, but not the same wood for their plain turned pipes as they would for their full...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-25-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Pet hair and bag covers

I do a combination of 1 and 2.

I usually keep a different cover on or let my bag be naked. When I do put the band cover on, I will have to lint roll it.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-12-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,986
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Taps on pipes?

While yes, Taps is just one tune, it takes a while to build the lip strength to play the highest note necessary.

I'm sure there are enough people in the military who played trumpet in band in high...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-06-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Suspicious/dubious set posted online?

Ahh, yup. I didn't look closely enough at the whole picture. The flat bush threw me off.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-05-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Suspicious/dubious set posted online?

Strange that the chanter sole has different engraving on the top than on the bottom.
Forum: Beer Tent 06-04-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,356
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Who makes this reed?

So he was playing highland pipes at a smallpipe band?

And put a smallpipe reed in his highland chanter?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-01-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Identifying a set of pipes - Pakistani or not?

Hard to be certain, but the profile of the drones says Pakistani to me.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-31-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Tuning to 452hz

I will often tell people the pipes sound in Eb and are written in D, but we really play in Bb mixolydian and are written in A mixolydian.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-27-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Pipe chanter reeds

I always had students keep the drones in the stocks, but stop them off, either with corks in the tops or little squares of plastic (like from a shopping bag if where you live still does plastic bags)...
Forum: Competition Results 05-26-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: costa mesa band results?

G3 Medley results same as MSR

Saturday results, as reported by Pipes|Drums:
G2 medley
1. LA Scots
2. Wasatch

G3 MSR
1. Pasadena
2. Blandford
Forum: Competition Results 05-26-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: costa mesa band results?

I wish Camerons took 2nd.

2nd went to Blandford. 1st and 3rd are correct, though.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-20-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,450
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Drone Stability/Consistency

A few forums up from this one.

Or http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=363
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-17-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,686
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Naill Re-bore?

Or wrap hemp lower down on the pins.

I will say that the "hemp line" rule of thumb is a useful one, though. When putting my pipes together, I know approximately where my pipes will be in tune...
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-10-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Learning to march

It'll also help if you visualize the judge there.

I always start with the judge (real or imaginary) on my left side and turn toward the judge, this makes my last turn toward the judge as I'm...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Which Drone Reeds for McCallum P4

Did you ask your instructor for their thoughts? While any instructor worth their salt should be able to help you set up any reed, yours will probably have preferences on what kind to use.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-08-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Drone reeds air escape...

What kind of reeds and what kind of bag?
Forum: Competing Pipers 05-02-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Most frequent/overplayed tunes for solo competitions

A few years ago, I played a somewhat unknown strathspey that I bought from Jim McGilivrayís site in my SR and the judge told me I should play more well-known tunes. :shrug:
Forum: Beer Tent 04-14-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By Jim Fogelman
Re: Flapper hinge...up or down?

How do you dump the tube with the Moose in place?

Also, this wouldnít work with a sealed hide bag, which is what I prefer.
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