Helping pipers to pipe worse

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Helping pipers to pipe worse

Postby John Gibbons 2 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:47 pm

Some pipers nowadays are accidentally (perhaps even deliberately) playing passably well; some are even putting untraditionally-good recordings on youtube and soundcloud.
Should we, collectively, and in a constructive spirit, be advising people how better to mistune their drones, choyte, play at variable tempi and pitches - such as Forster Charlton recorded - and other musical techniques which made the sound of the NSP so recognisable in the 70's?
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Re: Helping pipers to pipe worse

Postby Barry Say » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:54 pm

No
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Re: Helping pipers to pipe worse

Postby Francis Wood » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:32 pm

Great idea John. Definitely time for a retrospective. Piping sounds of the 70's.

In flares.

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Re: Helping pipers to pipe worse

Postby John Gibbons 2 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:38 pm

The flares are obviously integral to the sound of the 70's.

But I do take Barry's point - some may need no help in this direction;
who in particular were you thinking of?
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Re: Helping pipers to pipe worse

Postby Julia Say » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:44 pm

Only if each post is accompanied by a picture of its author, either dressed retrospectively, or a photo from the date in question.

Aaargh.

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Re: Helping pipers to pipe worse

Postby Barry Say » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:58 pm

OK, lets do it! A new forum. Title: A warning from the past.
I was out of the county at the time which may exonerate me.
I have a recording, issued on a BBC LP by a member who later became chairman.
I think he would like to consign it to the dustbin of history, so I treat it with discretion. We should not be required to revisit the errors of our youth (whether we inhaled or not).
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