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Old 02-23-2018, 04:40 PM   #1
Peter.Bailey.Bagpiper
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Default Feedback request - smallpipe practice

Hi all!

I just finished recording one of my favorite slow airs, Top Deck in Perth, on my relatively new set of Nate Banton smallpipes. I've only got a few dozen hours of practice on them so I'd like to take any and all feedback on what you think I'm doing well, not so well, great, or terrible.

Thanks!

https://youtu.be/zfPpT1BTocA
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Old 02-23-2018, 09:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Feedback request - smallpipe practice

Pipes sound great. I'd open up doublings and faster note sequences as they're a bit crushed; i.e. make sure each theme note is heard clearly inside the doublings and make sure each note of the melody gets its value and isn't rushed.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:15 AM   #3
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Default Re: Feedback request - smallpipe practice

Sound very nice Peter. I'd say the drones are slightly out or could just be the keeping steady pressure, which you mentioned in your caption. Maybe some more dot/cut action to give it more feeling make it less round?
I have a set of shuttles and find them harder to keep steady then the GBH's!
Keep 'er up man sounds good!
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:33 AM   #4
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Default Re: Feedback request - smallpipe practice

If you are interested playing with others, there is a monthly Scottish music session in Denton. Info in my sig. The majority of the music fits smallpipes with an A chanter. The rest fits on a D whistle.

Today is the February session.
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:53 AM   #5
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John - Thanks for the info! I sadly cannot make it today, but I have added the event to my calendar for future months so hopefully you'll see me out there sometime soon!
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