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Forum: Beer Tent 09-11-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,447
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Pirate Set?

"Walking the Plank" seems appropriate for a pirate set.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-28-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,425
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Soliciting input on drone sounds

I think they both sound good, and I'm glad we get to hear a range of different tones and voices in what is considered a "good pipe". I live in a three-piper household, and we have pipes which are...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-07-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: An experiment for PC pitch!

1) If you take the reed out and blow it in your mouth, what pitch in Hz do you get?

627

2) Putting your reed back in and blowing a low A, what pitch in Hz do you get?

226

3) What...
Forum: Competing Pipers 08-06-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,266
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Recording for Online Competitions

I've been recording with my phone. The chanter sounds better if I don't face the phone directly, but face about 45 degrees off to one side.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 07-12-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,717
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: "Phase locking" drones

Very good demonstration. Thanks for posting this.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 06-25-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: I hate taorluath

Since you don't have the d-gracenote problem with a grip but do have it with a taorluath, perhaps the e-gracenote is somehow the cause. Maybe the thought of playing the e-gracenote is putting a...
Forum: Webmaster & Software 06-13-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: BagpipeTeX: getting bars to line up

I recall looking for a way to do this years ago. I never found anything in the MusicTeX documentation that would make it easy, so I just embraced the "each bar is just as big as it needs to be"...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-21-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,640
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Piobaireachd Videos

I found your channel via a YouTube recommendation and have been enjoying it. Thanks for doing this!
Forum: Beer Tent 05-13-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,235
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Worst Advice Ever?

I was told to throw away my copy Donald MacLeod's collection of piobaireachd.
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-04-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Movement name??

C-grip(GDG)-C is odro.
Forum: Teacher's Lounge 04-30-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,154
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: An experiment in notation

Yes. That would have helped me a lot when I was starting.
Forum: Webmaster & Software 04-08-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,144
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Choice of pipe music engraving software?

Plain TeX, plus the MusicTeX macro package written by Daniel Taupin, and the bagpipe.tex macro package written by Walt Innes, and nearly 400 additional macros which I wrote myself.
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-30-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Movement name??

If you're looking for the canntaireachd terms, going from E to E with G-D-G in between is chebare, and going from B to B with G-D-G in between is otro.
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-30-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: leumluath movement

Sorry, I just realized you're talking about an adeda, which starts and ends on D with G-E-G between. That's a thing, just not a leumluath.
Forum: Piobaireachd 03-30-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: leumluath movement

Donald Lindsay's book "Canntaireachd" has the scale of leumluaths, starting from low a, as hinbare, hiobare, hobare, *harode*, chebare, hebare, chibare, Ibare. The fact that the leumluath from D is...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 02-10-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,206
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Poly pipes.... Opinions

+1 to the Dunbar recommendations. I was quite happy with mine, which I purchased for border crossing. I use Eezedrone tenors and a Balance Tone bass in it.
Forum: In Memoriam 10-19-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,733
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: J. David Hester

There was a memorial service for David in Baltimore today. Considering how many people knew him online, I thought I would share the text of the program.

David would have been deeply amused by the...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-03-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Recommend a Kilt Shop?

I've had good experiences with USAKilts.com. Also with Scottish Modern in Chicago.
Forum: Competing Pipers 06-04-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Trews for competition

According to the latest edition of the EUSPBA rules, a kilt is required. The only exception is for drum majors, who are explicitly permitted to compete in trews. There's also a vaguely worded...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-23-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,825
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Lee and Sons Bagpipes

You can hear Jack Lee playing his Lee and Sons pipes in the 2018 Glenfiddich here

https://vimeo.com/298784095

(piob., The Daughter's Lament) and here

https://vimeo.com/298783983
...
Forum: Piobaireachd 05-01-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,965
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Four part (maybe five, max) Pibroch recommendations?

I think it depends on two things: where your student is on the musical/technical axes, and whether or not your student intends to compete with this tune.

With regard to the first consideration,...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-01-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,425
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Drone reed preference in MacLellan drones

+1 (that is, I use the same thing).
Forum: Beer Tent 02-02-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Practice Chanter Sole

About 49mm on a long practice chanter.
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 01-28-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,181
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Third time..crash and burn

You might consider contacting the North Coast Pipe Band (https://www.ncpb.org/), or The College of Wooster Pipe Band, or Jon Maffet at The Piper's Hut (in Pickerington, which I know isn't very...
Forum: Music 01-21-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 898
Posted By Steven Knox
Re: Where the Beat Falls on High G Doubling

The beat is at the start of the first high g.
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