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Old 10-16-2020, 02:50 PM   #11
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For once I agree with what Andrew said
LOL! What? You didn't like my advice to glue drone tops in place once you achieve perfect tuning?

Regardless, life goal complete. I can draw my last breath in peace now.

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p.s. The best advice not to take?
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Old 10-16-2020, 06:32 PM   #12
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I find it much easier to own pipes already tuned at the factory....
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:39 AM   #13
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I can draw my last breath in peace now.

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Well... perhaps yes... but kindly... not... too soon... :)
(This is piping related... as many would feel... bereft... :)







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Old 10-17-2020, 06:06 PM   #14
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Many years ago at a College of Piping summer school...Seumas MacNeill instruct us to use the least amount of pressure and touch the chanter only when necessary when playing. Specifically, he told us to imagine the chanter as the most foul, smelly thing we could imagine.
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Old 10-18-2020, 07:48 PM   #15
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Many years ago at a College of Piping summer school...Seumas MacNeill instruct us to use the least amount of pressure and touch the chanter only when necessary when playing. Specifically, he told us to imagine the chanter as the most foul, smelly thing we could imagine.

Sandy Jones once told me to handle the chanter as one would a very thinly-varnished turd....
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Old 10-19-2020, 09:17 AM   #16
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Sandy Jones once told me to handle the chanter as one would a very thinly-varnished turd....
Maybe the advice had to do more with the tone he heard coming from the chanter being played?
Otherwise, I am unsure as to why would someone would varnish a turd let alone handle one. Hmm, now to think about it, maybe THAT was the message he was sending you.
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Old 10-19-2020, 10:30 AM   #17
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Yes, I think we've all heard the various metaphors about how to hold (or barely hold) the PC. I believe that was the original poster's point in that he found it difficult to do same when not supported by a table or some surface.

Regarding the light hold--and an exercise that did require support--I used to run band through exercises with the right thumb off the PC entirely. That, and others, are fun exercises. The difficulty sometimes comes in transferring that light hold to the actual pipe chanter, especially during competition or other nerve-testing situations!!
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:39 AM   #18
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Yes, I think we've all heard the various metaphors about how to hold (or barely hold) the PC. I believe that was the original poster's point in that he found it difficult to do same when not supported by a table or some surface.
If you'll have a look at the link I posted at the top it leads to a thumbrest which can be installed on the PC, and upon which the the PC can hang from the right thumb with no gripping at all
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:25 PM   #19
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If you'll have a look at the link I posted at the top it leads to a thumbrest which can be installed on the PC, and upon which the the PC can hang from the right thumb with no gripping at all
Thanks. Yes, saw it.
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