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Old 09-27-2018, 07:43 PM   #21
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Thanks Steve. I agree totally with your assessment.

I've often thought about starting an 'Old Curmudgeon's Club' myself!
Sorry I refuse to be old, it's a downer. . Cheers! Phil
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:48 PM   #22
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Got the app last month - so far so good. Learning how to use it and have adjusted tape settings per the results. Like it a lot
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:08 PM   #23
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Can anyone tell me what the Seumas MacNeill tuning scheme is?
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:11 PM   #24
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Can anyone tell me what the Seumas MacNeill tuning scheme is?


High G tuned sharper than the modern style; also D tuned sharper than modern style.

See here for details:

http://publish.uwo.ca/~emacphe3/pipe...pipescale.html
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:49 AM   #25
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Can anyone tell me what the Seumas MacNeill tuning scheme is?
Keep in mind that MacNeill was merely scientifically measuring the standard tuning of that time, the early 1950s. It can also be heard in recordings from the 1920s etc.

High G was around the ratio of 9:5, or 1017.6 cents above tonic, the flat 7th in 5-Limit Just Intonation, much sharper than the most commonly heard High G today, ratio of 7:4, or 968.8 cents above tonic.

D was also sharper than is popular today, at the ratio of 27:20, or 519.5 cents above tonic, around 20 cents sharp of D's "Just" location (ratio 4:3, or 498 cents above tonic).

You can sometimes hear these traditional Highland pipe intervals in piobaireachd competitions nowadays. I don't think any pipe bands use them.

The other notes on the Highland chanter haven't changed much (or at all) going back to our earliest recordings.

One thing: Low G was often around its Equal Temperament location, not an octave below High G, possibly because its sound couldn't be coloured with various fingerings.
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Old 10-23-2018, 11:32 AM   #26
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So, I was given the instruction that to tune one's own drones, one must hold the device approx. 10 cm from the drone top.

Well, isn't that quite the dilemma?!

Having only two hands with which to play low A, how does one accomplish this feat of dexterity? Or even one hand playing a slightly off high A, to turn and read the face of the tuner becomes a quick ticket to an ice pack.

ideas/suggestions?
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Old 10-23-2018, 12:46 PM   #27
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So, I was given the instruction that to tune one's own drones, one must hold the device approx. 10 cm from the drone top.



Well, isn't that quite the dilemma?!



Having only two hands with which to play low A, how does one accomplish this feat of dexterity? Or even one hand playing a slightly off high A, to turn and read the face of the tuner becomes a quick ticket to an ice pack.



ideas/suggestions?


Using the app to tune a band’s drones makes sense. For your own drones, tune them by ear with low A on the chanter as a reference.

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Old 10-23-2018, 01:31 PM   #28
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Yup, that's what I do. I was asking more as a devil's advocate, since that's what the BRAW instructions direct us to do.

Using the BRAW app to tune the chanter is brill, but not so much the drones.
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Old 10-23-2018, 01:58 PM   #29
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Same problem as any hand held tuner isn't it? Could you use a clip on mic with it? Other than that, you could stand between two mirrors

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Old 10-23-2018, 02:38 PM   #30
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There's always the selfie-stick!
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