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Forum: Beer Tent 12-01-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,101
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Groped by women when performing?

:…or with cabers?:woot:
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Stupid Beginner Question: Chanters

If one is looking for a more GHB-like sound, but with easier blowing, maybe a border/lowland/ reel pipe chanter with a top would fill the bill?
Probably NOT as quiet as moct PC's, but would have a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-19-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Question on Hardies....

I met Willie Connell in 1979, the first year I was the Steward at Loon Mountain, and met Archie MacLeod, then PM of the Stuart Highlanders PB the same weekend and started lessons with Archie the...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-19-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Highland goose to start?

I don't see enough advantage in transitioning through using a goose to justify the added expense, when as Matt wrote, one can cork off the drones and open them up in gradual stages as one gains...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-15-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Rasping tenor drone

How's the hemp at the drone top? at the reed seat? Leaks at either of those places could be the cause of your reed's "yodeling"

if the problem moves with the reed, per dsb0628's suggestion, then...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 11-13-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Breathing technique...

I was a Band/Instrumental Music and Chorus teacher for several years. Many of my younger students needed coaching on diaphragmatic breathing: When they were asked to take a deep breath, they'd raise...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-11-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,074
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I've been using Polyester thread for several months in wet and dry conditions, (though here in coastal New England it's only humid when it's too warm to be damp) and in my experience, moisture does...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-07-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Chromatic bagpipe chanter

True- though Star Spangled Banner needs a High E if played in A, so, no way, Jose. Irish Eyes needs a high B. ( I play it in A FWIW, with the High B), Eternal Father/MELITA/ The Navy Hymn needs that...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-05-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Baritone, ugh!

if you have Three A drones, one bass, one Tenor ( Same pitch as the low a on the chanter, BTW, and one an octave higher, wouldn't that be a soprano drone rather than an alto?:shrug:
Forum: Music 10-31-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Journey to Sky

Adam is right-(it's …Skye, BTW)

From the tune search engine linked at the top of this forum:

There are 2 matches to your query. Go to blank search form.
Title Composer Book Number Page...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Time management as a multi-instrumentalist

What make of Smallpipes do you play?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Cutting The Tip Off Reeds

It's not only the reed trimming that makes a High B possible- the technique, called "Pinching" is so eting that used to be common among border pipers- one fingers a low B while very slightly opening...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-30-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Chromatic bagpipe chanter

Taping down the C# and F# would not result in a chromatic chanter, but rather a chanter in A minor. A chromatic chanter would be able to play all the semitones G,G#,A,Bb,B, C,C#, D, Eb,E, F, F#, G,...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-30-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,074
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I was a school band director when I started piping, so maintained school instruments for years, including pads and cork on the woodwinds, I used cork on my hamp joints for many years.The cork,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-27-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Cutting The Tip Off Reeds

I have cut the tips of a few reeds- just the thinnest hair's breadth at a time. I was tweaking the reeds to play a clean, in tune high B. 5 out of 6 worked just fine. :shrug:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 10-24-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Baritone, ugh!

I don't have a baritone drone on my Lowland pipes, just Aaa. On my Smallpipes, though, I like the baritone in E for tunes in A. For tunes in D, not so much. I made a drone extender, though which can...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-24-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,118
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Catalin Question....

…then again, some absoulutely loathe it.
Forum: Beer Tent 10-24-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,074
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Polyester thread replacing hemp?

I recently re-hemped both sets of GHB with polyester thread. The only downside was that I used really thin thread, which packed down after a while, needing another layer (no big deal). I use lip...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 10-22-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Samhain Bagpipes?

I've played for a fair number of Burns' Nights here in the Boston States and have yet to hear anyone recite "Tam O' Shanter".

Address to the Haggis is de rigeur, of course, and usually "Tae a...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 10-17-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,798
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: "Phase locking" drones

here's my understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong:
The cycling of the reed is a rssult of the Bernouli principle- the air pssing under the reed tongue is moving faster than the air around...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-15-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

A couple of weeks ago, I played for a funeral in a local cemetery. On returning to my car, I found a note on my windshield : "We loved your playing. Would you please give us your contact information?...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-15-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

I have only traveled by air for two events- a wedding for my niece in Hilton Head, NC (not a gig, per se) and a Dining In for the Office Of Naval Intelligence in the DC area.
Another of a few...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-14-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,397
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: How far will you travel for a gig?

I'm strictly a solo piper-for-hire and limit my engagements to the local Boston area. Even though the online booking services ask for a radiusdiutance, that doesn't make sense here in the Boston...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 10-13-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: What reaction do you get when playing in public?

I started at 29, but I had 15 years of playing tuba and a Music degree by then:thumb:
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 10-07-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Klondike Waldo
Re: Skype/FaceTime/instruction

Thanks, Neil, I've passed that along.
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