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Forum: Beer Tent 12-18-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By Sccpollok
Re: Holiday Wishes

Merry Solstice and Blessed Yule to all!


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Forum: Beer Tent 02-01-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,316
Posted By Sccpollok
Re: Recording device

Just purchased the Zoom H1. Initial trials sound good, but I have yet to put the pipes to it.
Forum: Beer Tent 09-10-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,096
Posted By Sccpollok
Re: 2015 Chatsworth Notes

I agree with KW. I truly enjoy reading your posts Roger. Thank you for them.
Forum: Beer Tent 08-22-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,090
Posted By Sccpollok
Re: The "Sopranopipe"

This really is an interesting idea!

I agree with Gordon that the drones add a special bit of trickiness. That's not to say you couldn't prepare a piece of music that fit the chordal structure...
Forum: Competing Pipers 07-28-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,327
Posted By Sccpollok
Trouble with Marching

I'll be doing my first Grade 4 solo competitions this fall, hopefully with the tune The Siege of Delhi. I'm finding that playing while marching on the beat is very difficult. However, playing while...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-06-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,891
Posted By Sccpollok
Practice method help

This is a great thread! Exactly some of the things I needed to hear too. Thanks to the OP!


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Forum: Competing Pipers 06-28-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,767
Posted By Sccpollok
Best inexpensive kilt?

Check out the trading post on X Marks and the website ministryoftartan.com. I haven't dealt with them yet, but there is a decent amount of stock, all used. May be a little more than your budget will...
Forum: Music 06-01-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,308
Posted By Sccpollok
Me and My Practice Chanter

This was on a CD that my instructor gave me last summer. I really wasn't sure what to make of it at first. Turns out... I like it! I appreciate the innovation.


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Forum: Competing Pipers 04-14-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,604
Posted By Sccpollok
Quick Question

Haha! Good points all around! Thanks y'all!

Spencer


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Forum: Competing Pipers 04-11-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,604
Posted By Sccpollok
Re: Quick Question

Thanks John,

Yeah, I think I need to spend some more time in the kilt so it feels more natural. I don't want to be fidgeting with my kit when I should be focusing on my playing. I'll be ready to...
Forum: Competing Pipers 04-11-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,604
Posted By Sccpollok
Quick Question

This morning I'm getting ready to leave for my first competition of the season, second competition ever. I'm competing at Grade 5 Sr. So, highland attire not required.

I just received my first...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 03-11-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,773
Posted By Sccpollok
Re: A Salute to David Naill & Co Bagpipes

Great post Roger! I've enjoyed reading what you have to say.

I am a piping neophyte, been at it just a year, and I'm beginning the transition now. After much research, many conversations, and a...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-10-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,611
Posted By Sccpollok
Re: (Solo) Piping Playlist

This is fantastic! Thanks for posting the link...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 02-05-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,680
Posted By Sccpollok
D Throw in Highland Cathedral

My instructor just gave me a setting of this tune to learn. The first note of the first part is D, preceeded by a D throw. The last note of the first part is D, preceeded by a D strike, followed by a...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,655
Posted By Sccpollok
Favorite Piping Ale?

Had a new one just today from a local brewery called Blue Mountain Brewery. It was from their Progeny Series, called MacHayden's Wee Heavy Scottish Ale. Great malty flavor, not bitter (20 IBU), and...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-06-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,655
Posted By Sccpollok
Favorite Piping Ale?

40 Mile IPA from 3 Notched Brewery, local to Charlottesville, VA. Lots of local breweries around here.

I do love a Bellhaven Twisted Thistle as well. 🍻


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Forum: Competition Results 10-28-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By Sccpollok
Central Virginia Results

It was a beautiful day Sat. morning. Great experience for my first comp. Heard a lot of great players while hanging out around the judging tents.


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Forum: Music 10-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,018
Posted By Sccpollok
Exquisite instrument exquisite music

Wow! First of all Callum's playing is brilliant, and would be beautiful on an instrument with a single chanter! The addition of the double chanter and his ability to create various chordal tones, to...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,315
Posted By Sccpollok
Another Thursday at Callum's

Thank you for sharing that Roger. It sounds like a wonderful time.


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Forum: Beer Tent 08-22-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,457
Posted By Sccpollok
Bagpipes on guitar!

It looks like he's also put a guitar string envelope over/around his low strings to mute them.


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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 08-21-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,450
Posted By Sccpollok
Smallpipes played in Dublin

Thanks Barry, that was a lovely set in a beautiful venue.


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Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-27-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By Sccpollok
practice chanter case

I bought one of the ready made hard PC cases from Henderson's. It's not super high quality, but it will keep your investment safe! I'm glad to have it!
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 07-27-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,804
Posted By Sccpollok
When to purchase pipes?

I'm in the same boat. I began lessons in March and my instructor started asking me when I was going to get my pipes in June. At that time I was expecting to be on the PC for a full year before even...
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