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Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-21-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By Kevin
Re: Practice Chanter Stand/Holder

Sorry to weigh in late, but similar to the thumb rest concept, I used to have an add on sole with a flat spot on my PC. It worked well but I lost is somewhere.

I bought a wooden toy wheel from a...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-05-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Kevin
Re: Favorite SSP Chanter?

I usually tune my drones to C-g-c with my C-chanter but other combinations are possible depending on the key of the tunes. My Banton SSP has long tuning slides on the drones, and one tuning bead,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-30-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Kevin
Re: Favorite SSP Chanter?

I have played Moore, Sloan, Gibson, Walsh and Banton SSP chanters although I didnt play the Sloan chanter enough to really comment. Of those, the Moore and Banton chanters worked best for me and my...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,284
Posted By Kevin
Re: Pirate Set?

There was a thread on sea shanties a few months ago http://forums.bobdunsire.com/forums/showthread.php?t=168005&highlight=shanty

You might find a few suitable tunes there.

Best regards,
Kevin
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-04-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By Kevin
Re: Is it worth my while to get smallpipes?

Fair enough and I can understand your dedication to GHB. I used to feel the same way but over the past decade have more or less given up playing GHB in favour of SSP . I was only taking issue with...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-02-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,439
Posted By Kevin
Re: Is it worth my while to get smallpipes?

OK, I'll bite. I agree with everything said on this thread except for the above. Agree that SSP are not a great practice instrument for GHB because of the pressure, straight bore etc. I also agree...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-27-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,846
Posted By Kevin
Re: "Phase locking" drones

It seems that the drone is most like a closed conical bore air column that plays a fundamental an octave lower than expected (for a conical bore). Definitely seems like an odd combination of...
Forum: Photo and Video Gallery 07-23-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By Kevin
Re: Social Distance Piping

Nicely done! :thumb:

Did you all play with a metronome or did someone record a melody track first?

Best regards,
Kevin
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-22-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,846
Posted By Kevin
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Thanks Jon, I dont know why I never realised GHB drones had all the overtones present. I am guessing that is is because of the stepped conical bore achieved with the drone sections. I haven't had...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-21-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,846
Posted By Kevin
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Hi Jon,

I just want to make sure I understand this part correctly. So both the drone and the stock are essentially closed cylindrical air columns, which have overtones at 3, 5, 7, 9, etc. times...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-17-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,216
Posted By Kevin
Re: What is your Willie MacCallum number?

-1/0 [emoji3]

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Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-15-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,846
Posted By Kevin
Re: "Phase locking" drones

I'm just thinking out loud here but I am wondering if the length of the chanter stock could also be fine tuned to provide a bit of phase locking between some of the chanter notes (A, C, E?) and the...
Forum: Music 07-14-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Kevin
Re: 500 Miles dot source & 'Love' tune suggestion

PS. If you can find a mic'd stomp box to tap your foot on, 500 miles would sound much more interesting.

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Forum: Music 07-14-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By Kevin
Re: 500 Miles dot source & 'Love' tune suggestion

500 miles can be transposed to fit but it is boring without other instruments. I bought a copy from musicnotes for a few dollars and transposed the melody to fit.

I would second She Moved...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-13-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,846
Posted By Kevin
Re: "Phase locking" drones

This is interesting. Are you finding that the optimum stock length depends on reed strength or type, or is it only a function of the fundamental frequency of the drone note?

If it is the...
Forum: Music 07-10-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Kevin
Re: Breton Tunes

It would be interesting to know how much one influenced the other. There is a strong Acadian influence in parts of Cape Breton... Barry Shear's could likely tell us.

Best regards,
Kevin


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Forum: Music 07-10-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By Kevin
Re: Breton Tunes

Hi Salmun,

I would second any recommendation for Barry Shear's Cape Breton collections, but I think the OP was looking for information about music from the Breton region in France.

Best...
Forum: Music 07-07-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Kevin
Re: French Tunes

Hi Bob,

Here is a short film featuring Vive La Rose http://www.nfb.ca/film/vive_la_rose_en/

I believe I also saw it in a pipe music book called Songs of Newfoundland, which I can't lay my hands...
Forum: Music 07-07-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Kevin
Re: French Tunes

Someone linked a fine performance of Je vous salue Marie on here a few months ago. I think Vive La Rose should fit as well.

Best regards,
Kevin

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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-25-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Kevin
Re: Irish session tunes on SSP

Thanks Richard, that is quite a list and its great to know those tunes can be played on SSP. There are several familiar titles too.

Re. your note about comfortable thumb positions: I seem to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-22-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Kevin
Re: Fagerstrom Techno Help

I'm not sure what would cause that but most problems are caused by one of:

- dying battery
- dry hands (fixed with a bit of lotion), or
- dirt build up on the contacts.

Hope this helps,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-22-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Kevin
Re: Irish session tunes on SSP

You can't cross finger a C-nat on SSP but several makers include a right hand thumb hole for C-nat on A chanters (D# on C chanters, F on D chanter etc.).

Best regards,
Kevin

Sent from my...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-22-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Kevin
Re: Irish session tunes on SSP

Hi Richard,

Very interesting results, thank you for sharing them. Any chance you could also share the names of the tunes you reviewed in each of the chanter categories?

Best regards,
Kevin
...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-15-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By Kevin
Re: The Sheepwife

There are/were two great videos posted on Youtube, one of the Scots Guards and the other the Black Watch parading the Scottish Crown from Edinburgh Castle to Hollyrood for the opening of the Scottish...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-04-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By Kevin
Re: Fagerstrom HG Stinking

What are you using to listen, ear buds or a mini amp/speaker? I used to have a horrible sounding B but discovered that it only sounded bad with a cheap mini speaker I was using. Ear buds and a...
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