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Forum: Webmaster & Software 09-22-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Android software

Thanks, Tom. I'll check those out.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 09-21-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By RichmondPiper
Android software

Just bought myself a wonderful new Android table (Galaxy Tab S7). Only one possible drawback so far - maybe no piping related software.

The Apps that I use at the moment on my iPad/Windows 10...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-26-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By RichmondPiper
Piping via Skype/Zoom or whatever

Last week a buddy and I tried to have a "social blow" by playing some tunes to each other on the pipes, over Skype. We weren't trying to play at the same time as each other but each on his own. The...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-11-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,341
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: bag for second set

Funny thing. I used a Canmore hybrid (ES) on one of my sets for a couple of years and never got on with it. The shape, or something, just wasn't right so I switched to a Bannatyne (I already had one...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-26-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Blowpipe Bore Diameter

I second that - I've got them in all three of my sets.
Forum: Beer Tent 01-13-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: International Piping Event: 75th V E Day

According to this UK Govt website -

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/2020-may-bank-holiday-will-be-moved-to-mark-75th-anniversary-of-ve-day

"Commemorative events will take place over the...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-11-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,857
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Wedding dilemma

I asked a friend, a good piper, to play and I walked her down the aisle. I wouldn't have missed it. My whole band, including me and my new son in law, played at the reception.
Forum: Piobaireachd 12-09-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,556
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Memorization techniques?

Break the tune down into phrases so you're learning bite-size chunks and learn them by singing and/or the PC. "Binneas is Boreraig" is written in phrases not bars. Not to everyone's taste but it...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 11-10-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,060
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Hardie Infinity chanters

Callum Beaumont for one does so and he did pretty well in the Glenfiddich recently and also won both senior piobaireachd contests (Bratach Gorm and Gillies Cup) and (I think) also the senior MSR, at...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-30-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,422
Posted By RichmondPiper
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-26-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,887
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Adjusting strength on glass-fiber Rocket bass reed

I've tried springing the tongue of the bass drone reed from one of my sets and that worked well for a while but wasn't permanent. However, a hair under the tongue works just great. Sometimes the old...
Forum: Beer Tent 07-27-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,787
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Hugh MacCallum on Practicing

What do your neighbours say? Tunes for an hour is one thing but scales, doublings grips etc? Quite another
Forum: Beer Tent 07-19-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,680
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Who makes this reed?

Very illuminating post, thanks
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-03-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,744
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Poly VS ABW stocks

They were obtainable through the College of Piping. That's where I got mine. I'll look for any other info.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 06-02-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,744
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Poly VS ABW stocks

A slightly different angle, for the physicists on here, I guess.

In my one set, I have an ABW blowstick stock and a MacMillan trap/valve. Very efficient, traps loads of moisture and in general...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-13-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: MCS attached to drones

I'd also be interested to see this if it's searchable.

PS Of course, any suggestion that the tea lady knows more than the judges couldn't be further from anyone's mind ....
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-12-2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: MCS attached to drones

Thanks. That's my take on it as well. Two of my three sets of pipes are ebony which is prone to cracking if it gets wet. Bottle traps on their own aren't sufficiently effective so I'm looking at...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-11-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By RichmondPiper
MCS attached to drones

Some pipers say that attaching an MCS (Ross, Auchiltibuie/Highland Reeds etc) to the drones affects the sound.

Does it?
Forum: Music 05-07-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,346
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: 4 parted 4/4 march

Peter Mackenzie Warren is an old but good one. Jimmy Findlater and The Children as well.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-19-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Matched Chanters - Relevant in 2019?

You might not be SFU etc, but at your level (been there!) it is important to eliminate as many major variables as you can. Chanters from different makers will vary and in some cases vary widely from...
Forum: Beer Tent 04-07-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,078
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Need opinions on a GHB first set

As one of the replies says - you will get as many opinions as you get replies. What you want, almost always but particularly as a beginner, is the least amount of potential hassle.

As for the...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-05-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: A Travelling Blowpipe

I do a similar thing. Of course, the bore of the blowstick stocks won't affect tone/pitch/timbre so if there is enough wood available the narrower of the stocks could be bored out by an expert to...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 04-02-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Chanter hemping

The chanter spinning in the stock but not coming out suggests that the hemp is not holding tightly to the chanter and the chanter is turning in the hemp. When you get it out you should replace the...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-23-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Piping Books or Scottish culture books

A lovely book which is about a highland life that revolved around piping is Angus Macpherson's "A Highlander Looks Back".

That's Angus Macpherson, who, as the son of Malcolm (of the Macpherson...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-11-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By RichmondPiper
Re: Bagad Championships live stream

I didn't hear everyone but I heard Cap Caval. Enjoyed it. Thanks for posting the link
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