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by piob_jadis
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Major Reed Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 7626

Thanks; an adjudicator and a friend helped me with a newer reed. I do come from a strange climate though!
by piob_jadis
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Major Reed Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 7626

Thank you, I will experiment with this as well.
However, drones are not at all my concern, I tune the chanter without them first, and never tune a reed that has not been warmed up and slightly moisturized, so there is very little different there.
by piob_jadis
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Major Reed Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 7626

I am using plastic Gibson and Warnock chanters, alternating to see if it changes anything. I have never carved either of them. I have two working reeds (Ross) at the moment, both have the same problem. It is extremely hot here, but humid outside - however, I pipe inside where the AC gets very dry. W...
by piob_jadis
Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Major Reed Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 7626

Thank you for your response! By 'moving the reed down' I did mean lowering its position in the chanter, and though it did not cure the problem I will keep experimenting.
I'm tuning just to the chanter, by ear and without a tuner.
by piob_jadis
Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Bletherin
Topic: Major Reed Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 7626

Major Reed Problems

I'm getting ready for a competition in a few weekends and having a lot of trouble with my reeds (Warnock and Ross). Invariably the high A and high G are flat, and no amount of moving up or down or shaving has helped. Any suggestions would be wonderful! Is there another way to shave the reeds for thi...
by piob_jadis
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: deep inside, pipers are just nursery children...
Replies: 7
Views: 10578

That's great!
by piob_jadis
Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: me&my 1st band, and a robbie burns supper
Replies: 4
Views: 4677

I like the way the photo and all was done...pretty funny.
by piob_jadis
Sat Oct 22, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: Practise Chanter Still Life.
Replies: 3
Views: 3913

That's very cool looking actually. And aye, those sparre little minutes in boring, annoying ads are very handy!
by piob_jadis
Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: St Pat's Parade
Replies: 2
Views: 3453

Cool...unique klits!
by piob_jadis
Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:48 am
Forum: Compositions
Topic: DIRTY RICE 'N HAGGIS (Jig-Stomp)
Replies: 10
Views: 13132

I love it! Well done; I shall definitely be learning that one.
by piob_jadis
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Piping Picture Post
Topic: My First Day Wuth My Pipes(Fall 2004)
Replies: 4
Views: 4875

Yes...I was actually playing (trying) in the photo. I look absolutely horrendous, and I never show it to anyone. I still haven't mastered the art of looking good while piping. (as a girl I mean. It matters to me :oops: ) I could barely get a sound out (aye, drones were plugged), and my cheeks were p...
by piob_jadis
Fri Aug 26, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: King David's Dance
Replies: 8
Views: 10216

The GHB does have a long-ish tradition of good service for Arab cultural events. I have even given a Christian Arab friend of mine from a neighbouring village a gift of playing the pipes for a Debka (a rowdy all-male line-dance) at his wedding. Ah, yes, I love dancing the debka....I suppose the men...
by piob_jadis
Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: King David's Dance
Replies: 8
Views: 10216

The beat structure might be more typical of the eastern Med,
Yes, that's what I thought--no offence, but it reminds me of the music often used in the middle east for bellydancing!
by piob_jadis
Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: King David's Dance
Replies: 8
Views: 10216

Just by the name I knew I'd like it and I did....very cool.
by piob_jadis
Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Compositions
Topic: My 1st go at writting
Replies: 5
Views: 6307

I think the second part is very pretty (reminds me a tiny bit of the Clumsy Lover, which I love) and but it's all good for a first try. Well done!