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Old 05-16-2020, 02:45 PM   #41
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"slow down"
Why is this bad advice? Countless pipers out there, myself included, can often benefit by slowing down.
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:08 PM   #42
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Why is this bad advice? Countless pipers out there, myself included, can often benefit by slowing down.

Maybe it's insulting/discouraging? If I can play more precisely at any speed than they can at a snails pace, maybe I'd prefer to loose 1% precision for +10bpm so I can have fun with it and allow the part of the audience not obsessed with tradition/precision to enjoy a more musical performance... Of course, 'musical' is subjective... Anyways hopefully you understand my humor, I'm putting my account back into retirement.

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Old 05-18-2020, 04:27 PM   #43
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If I can play more precisely at any speed

Big if, there. I don't know you or your standard of play, but I do know the people you're talking to.
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Old 05-18-2020, 10:50 PM   #44
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Maybe it's insulting/discouraging? If I can play more precisely at any speed than they can at a snails pace, maybe I'd prefer to loose 1% precision for +10bpm so I can have fun with it and allow the part of the audience not obsessed with tradition/precision to enjoy a more musical performance... Of course, 'musical' is subjective... Anyways hopefully you understand my humor, I'm putting my account back into retirement.

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Slow down doesn’t necessarily mean perform slower. It could mean to work on a tune or even just a passage more slowly in practice to play it more accurately so you can then pick up the tempo and keep it accurate.

It could be slow down to make a tune more musical. Not every tune sounds best when played at 100 bpm.
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Old 05-19-2020, 06:55 AM   #45
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I love how the respondents to "Worst Advice Ever" are being debated. I guess everyone else knows better than the person who experienced the worst advice.

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Old 05-24-2020, 02:30 PM   #46
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Greetings to All,

Not had... but heard... :(

(This was long before... the first synthie reed... ever
saw... the Light o' Day.)

And... fortunately... I was not alone... in the hearing.

In a Games Beer Tent... someone was overheard in
telling a young-ish... younger piper... that if he was
having trouble tuning his chanter... and nothing
seemed to work... that he might try... oiling it. :(

Again... fortunately... several others... in hearing this...
quickly... and politely... cautioned against this... and
citing the (and what we all thought was the obvious
reason to everybody!!) quite terrible result that would
then befall... this poor young piper's chanter!! :(

And so... a great bollix... was circumvented!! :)

Regards... and Wishing Good Advice... to All,

Pip01




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Old 05-24-2020, 02:41 PM   #47
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And so... a great bollix... was circumvented!!

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Because.....it was a poly chanter?...
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:37 AM   #48
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And so... a great bollix... was circumvented!! :)

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Because.....it was a poly chanter?... :roflmao:[/QUOTE]

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Nay!... Nay!!

'Twas e'er before... th' first... poly/synthie anything... was
found within... our kit & gear... save "vulcanite" pc reeds. :)

'Twas then... all... was accomplished... with but... cane...
and wax... and hemp... elbow grease... and gumption!! :)

(Hmm... Have we now lost some of the Arts... of our Fathers?)

And so...back to Churchill... and... KBO... KBO... KBO!! :)








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Old 05-25-2020, 10:43 AM   #49
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Somehow(??)... a double Post. (??)
(How do these machines... actually work??)
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Old 05-26-2020, 10:03 AM   #50
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Akin to the oiling the chanter advice: An inexperienced piper in my band had a Bannatyne hybrid bag and was an inordinately wet blower. His reeds were literally dripping with moisture. In the band was also an old piper, who had once been pipe major and considered himself an expert on all things piping. His advice to the wet blower was to season his bag with Highlander seasoning. He knew, he said, a piper in another band who had used this seasoning on his synthetic bag and it had cured his moisture problems. He had seen this done with his own eyes. I inquired of the old "expert" what brand of synthetic bag this other piper was playing. "A Gannaway", he replied. He was dubious when I told him that Gannaway bags were hide, but was finally convinced when I showed him my Gannaway bag. Fortunately, before applying this advice, the inexperienced piper had asked me if I thought it would help.
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