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  Topic: The future of NSAA and the forum
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 8
Views: 12362

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:20 am   Subject: The future of NSAA and the forum
What should we call the forum?
  Topic: Jerry Revelle passed away
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 3
Views: 8100

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:57 am   Subject: Jerry Revelle passed away
This is horrible news. Jerry was a great guy who always had time to talk to a friend. We'll all miss him for sure.

Swedish piping here in the U.S. has lost one of its most vocal champions.
  Topic: Thanks Jerry Revelle
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 1
Views: 5456

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:54 am   Subject: Thanks Jerry Revelle
This is horrible news. Jerry was a great guy who always had time to talk to a friend. We'll all miss him for sure.

Swedish piping here in the U.S. has lost one of its most vocal champions.
  Topic: Can't log into tune site so let's try this...
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 2
Views: 6156

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 3:59 pm   Subject: Can't log into tune site so let's try this...
I'm not sure who has "ownership" of the password and domain, but unless someone changed it recently, the login info is as follows:

User: Norden
Pass: Spelmann

Once you upload a tune, ...
  Topic: Playing is fun, recording is not.
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 4
Views: 7086

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:30 pm   Subject: Playing is fun, recording is not.
I don't know about anyone else, but it seems like I can't play a tune all the way through when I know I'm being recorded. Tunes that I can usually play flawlessly suddenly seem foreign, and little thi ...
  Topic: Tradition continuity
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 25
Views: 24667

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:18 pm   Subject: Tradition continuity
It doesn't take very long for that kind of thing to happen either. Think about how people talked when you were a kid compared to now, or watch a movie from the 30s and compare their vernacular to your ...
  Topic: Tradition continuity
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 25
Views: 24667

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:30 pm   Subject: Re: Tradition continuity
Very well written, Baglady. Tradition develop as languages does. If you "cut" a region of from its "roots", it usually stop develop (or at least not as fast). Here Icelandig is ...
  Topic: Is the "neutral third" used in Swedish piping?
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 9
Views: 9009

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:58 pm   Subject: Is the "neutral third" used in Swedish piping?
I believe it was 16mm, or 5/8"...something like that. I haven't thought about it in a while, so I'll see what info I can find.
  Topic: Automatic(!) bagpipe from 17th century
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 6
Views: 6894

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:52 pm   Subject: Automatic(!) bagpipe from 17th century
HA! I'll have to remember this one.
I wonder if the theory was ever put to practice, and what could it have sounded like?
  Topic: Tradition continuity
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 25
Views: 24667

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:50 pm   Subject: Tradition continuity
Wow, I must have gotten my copy just in time! I ordered one around the same time that Olle's album came out.

I work as a graphic designer, so whenever I see any printed material of any kind I immed ...
  Topic: Ornamentation, and the limitations of open fingering
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 20
Views: 22274

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:32 pm   Subject: Ornamentation, and the limitations of open fingering
I think if anyone were to draw a line they would have to use a very fat marker to do it. Even if only based on visual comparison, there are a number of differences between Leif's säckpipa and the muse ...
  Topic: Ornamentation, and the limitations of open fingering
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 20
Views: 22274

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:30 am   Subject: Ornamentation, and the limitations of open fingering
One limiting factor to keep in mind is the size of the holes. If I were to play either of my Faust chanters *fully* closed, a number of notes will not play in tune, specifically C, A, and G-natural (B ...
  Topic: Is the "neutral third" used in Swedish piping?
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 9
Views: 9009

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:22 am   Subject: Is the "neutral third" used in Swedish piping?
Olle is right, you don't want to throw the tube from a mountain bike on you chanter, you should look for racing bike inner tubes. You can find them anywhere here in the U.S.

I bought one from Bike ...
  Topic: Youngest piper ever!
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 3
Views: 4891

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:19 pm   Subject: Youngest piper ever!
Now all you need to do is buy him a tiny lathe...
  Topic: Technochanter for sale.
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 0
Views: 4116

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:17 am   Subject: Technochanter for sale.
I am now the proud owner of Anders Fagerström's Technopipes, which means that my old Technochanter is not necessary any longer.
It's for sale if anyone is interested...
  Topic: Youngest sackpipa players?
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 7
Views: 7421

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:45 am   Subject: Youngest sackpipa players?
I couldn't tell you who the youngest player is, but I will say this:
Unless things have changed radically since I was in 2nd grade, I imagine that they still get kids at least familiar with the recor ...
  Topic: Sackpipa: Gagnef Meeting 2011
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 3
Views: 4901

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:30 pm   Subject: Sackpipa: Gagnef Meeting 2011
Welcome to the forum and thanks for posting the links!
  Topic: FS: Alban Faust Säckpipa in A/E
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 12
Views: 14505

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:28 pm   Subject: FS: Alban Faust Säckpipa in A/E
Say it isn't so!
  Topic: Tune Collection
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 16
Views: 12427

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:08 pm   Subject: Tune Collection
Thanks for the advice Anders! I think I'll do just that.
I had planned on posting in ABC, midi, and pdf, but I hadn't thought of FolkWiki, so that will save me the trouble (and cost) of getting a dom ...
  Topic: Tune Collection
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 16
Views: 12427

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:44 pm   Subject: Tune Collection
Ok, the poll has been closed for a little while now, and I've been getting some files together to start organizing a tune collection. I took note however that the vote was 3 to 1.
The fact that only ...
  Topic: Experiences from Seth Hamon's synthetic reeds
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 49
Views: 50411

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:29 pm   Subject: Experiences from Seth Hamon's synthetic reeds
Four hours in a hot bus with no air conditioning, that's real dedication!
  Topic: Pronunciation
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 16
Views: 15682

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:28 pm   Subject: Pronunciation
"LEHR-dahgs-veesa" But the 'eh' should be said like the 'e' in bed but with lips rounded as if attempting to pronounce an 'o'

'S' is almost never pronounced as a 'z' in any of the Scandin ...
  Topic: Essential Swedish Folk Tunes?
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 1
Views: 3402

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:52 pm   Subject: Essential Swedish Folk Tunes?
Björsköttens Polska
Jag Blåste i Min Pipa
Långdans från Sollerön
Säckpipslåt efter Jont Lars Olsson
Vals från Enviken

Scores for all of these tunes can be found on Olle's website.
They are als ...
  Topic: D/G pipes: settings for multi drones in keys other than G?
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 9
Views: 9772

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 6:26 pm   Subject: D/G pipes: settings for multi drones in keys other than G?


Thank you for bringing this up. I always wondered if that was how it was "supposed" to sound. I normally resolve the dissonant ending by playing part B, but instead of ending it there, I ...
  Topic: Säckpipa workshops and concert in Minneapolis in March!
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 30
Views: 25357

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 6:15 pm   Subject: Säckpipa workshops and concert in Minneapolis in March!
Thanks for posting those clips Olle!
And thank you Jerry for recording them!
  Topic: Getting Started in Norway?
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 48
Views: 36525

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu May 12, 2011 6:14 pm   Subject: Getting Started in Norway?
then that's just egg in your beer.

I have to admit, you stumped me with this one.
This is the first time that I've come across that expression in my life.

Is it a positive thing to have egg in ...
  Topic: Säckpipa workshops and concert in Minneapolis in March!
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 30
Views: 25357

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:01 pm   Subject: Säckpipa workshops and concert in Minneapolis in March!
Seth,
You may be interested to know that I used one of your synthetic reeds in that recording. I had just bought it maybe half an hour before that video was recorded.
  Topic: Getting Started in Norway?
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 48
Views: 36525

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:34 pm   Subject: Getting Started in Norway?
Bill, that G/D set on Alban's site is quite nice.
I have a set made by him in the same key. I think you'll enjoy those pipes if you buy them. Alban's work is first-rate and he's a nice guy to deal wi ...
  Topic: Getting Started in Norway?
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 48
Views: 36525

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:45 pm   Subject: Getting Started in Norway?
The drone sounds pretty good.
You're right too, the slight squeal before you get it up to pressure is pretty normal. If if didn't do that at lower pressures, the reed would probably waver in tone an ...
  Topic: Getting Started in Norway?
Aaron K. Holt

Replies: 48
Views: 36525

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 2:41 pm   Subject: Getting Started in Norway?
Bill,
I agree with Boris, the original chanter - the darker one - looks like a G chanter. The fact that the drone is sounding D and C would confirm that.

If you have a reed that will play in an A ...
 
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