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  Topic: Fargo theme
JP WNC

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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:06 pm   Subject: Re: Fargo theme
Just wondering if anyone here plays the theme from Fargo on your sackpipa. I read in some YouTube comments that it is originally Norwegian folk song but sounds like a sackpipa tune to me.


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  Topic: FS: Alban Faust Säckpipa in A/E
JP WNC

Replies: 12
Views: 12077

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:31 am   Subject: FS: Alban Faust Säckpipa in A/E

Actually, this was not my idea. One of my customers requested it because his right thumb was somewhat handicapped and he requested that I put the hole on the front of his chanter. He also wanted the ...
  Topic: Another workshop at Nisswastämma, June 8, 9--2012
JP WNC

Replies: 17
Views: 13465

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:53 am   Subject: Another workshop at Nisswastämma, June 8, 9--2012

As for tunes playable with fiddlers and nyckelharpas the main problem is the key. Most Swedish pipes are in A, which is not a very common key on other instruments (with regional exceptions of course ...
  Topic: Alternative reed material - bamboo?
JP WNC

Replies: 4
Views: 6710

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:05 am   Subject: Alternative reed material - bamboo?
It's encouraging that precedent has been set. We here in the USA are very fond of importing and unleashing exotic invasive species. Hence, there's bamboo around in places. Getting it in that certai ...
  Topic: Alternative reed material - bamboo?
JP WNC

Replies: 4
Views: 6710

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:01 am   Subject: Alternative reed material - bamboo?
Has anyone attempted to use bamboo to make a reed? It too is a giant piece of grass like Arundo Donax. I believe it's even a cousin of Arundo Donax.
  Topic: Bellows with Sackpipa
JP WNC

Replies: 9
Views: 7025

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:04 pm   Subject: Re: Bellows with Sackpipa
Hello all,

I got beautifully crafted set of E/A from Boris Favre and currently thinking about adding a set of bellows to avoid pitch changes when playing for longer time non-stop. Usually after 4-5 ...
  Topic: Boris Favre on Canadian TV
JP WNC

Replies: 3
Views: 4875

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:14 pm   Subject: Re: Boris Favre on Canadian TV
Forum member Boris Favre is interviewed on Canadian national TV about his pipe making (Swedish and Uilleann pipes):

http://www.radio-canada.ca/emissions/c_est_ca_la_vie/2009-2010/Entrevue.asp?idDoc ...
  Topic: The moderator appears in new Nordic drones podcast show!
JP WNC

Replies: 7
Views: 7998

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:14 pm   Subject: The moderator appears in new Nordic drones podcast show!
It's about time! Smile



Thanks Tex. And just an hour ago Olle was named "Riksspelman" by the Zorn jury in Delsbo!
  Topic: Spanish word for bellows blown bagpipes?
JP WNC

Replies: 6
Views: 7401

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:29 am   Subject: Spanish word for bellows blown bagpipes?
I asked professional Spanish bagpiper Anxo Lorenzo who replied "Gaita de barqu�n".

By the way, there is a recent and very nice video of Anxo at MySpace (

If you want to hear some cra ...
  Topic: Water trap
JP WNC

Replies: 18
Views: 12826

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat May 03, 2008 4:58 pm   Subject: Water trap

About Swedish. My signature is English spelled in Swedish, If you want to know how some of our characters is pronounced. Wink

Like this? Smile

http://skaendoenejveeoen-eenglisjfoennediks.blogspot ...
  Topic: Tradition continuity
JP WNC

Replies: 25
Views: 20588

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:32 pm   Subject: Re: Tradition continuity
Being primarily a fiddler, it is expected that his approach to the fiddle would have translated in some way to his manner of piping. But had he heard those old recordings before he started playing to ...
  Topic: Bag construction & air leakage
JP WNC

Replies: 17
Views: 15096

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:20 pm   Subject: Bag construction & air leakage
I like the idea of using canvas-type materials. Let us know how it holds after a few months of playing. FYI, I have just posted a new bag-making demo http://www3.telus.net/bo/bag-insidestitch.htm whic ...
  Topic: Two Reed stories
JP WNC

Replies: 5
Views: 7570

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 3:06 pm   Subject: Two Reed stories
I've made a "strawstrument" out of yogurt container material...it's best suited for double reeds because of the curvature. It seems like it's too soft for a single reed application. David ...
  Topic: Beginner friendly tunes, now with video
JP WNC

Replies: 4
Views: 5288

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:41 pm   Subject: Beginner friendly tunes, now with video
Thank you!

These are great, though I do wish I could see the top thumb more as it seems to be vital to some of the embellishments. I think if you turned so that your right side faced the camera ju ...
  Topic: Sackpipa on YouTube
JP WNC

Replies: 11
Views: 10844

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:05 pm   Subject: Sackpipa on YouTube
Is there any particular tune you would like to see recorded first? If not, I would probably start with the ones on my page with

Very Happy I'm partial to Ljugaren on the beginner tunes page, Polska eft ...
  Topic: Sackpipa on YouTube
JP WNC

Replies: 11
Views: 10844

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:33 pm   Subject: Sackpipa on YouTube
Hmm.. A thought just occured to me. If the hands and fingers tend to be in the way when filming an instructional video, why not remove them? ...

The problem with the method you describe is that you ...
  Topic: Sackpipa on YouTube
JP WNC

Replies: 11
Views: 10844

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 4:20 pm   Subject: Sackpipa on YouTube
I have thought about that, as a way to extend my web site. Both for reed making and playing techniques. The problem is that many playing techniques on bagpipes, in particular embellishments, aren't th ...
  Topic: Sackpipa on YouTube
JP WNC

Replies: 11
Views: 10844

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:59 pm   Subject: Sackpipa on YouTube
Ran into this a few days ago though it's obviously been posted for a while. This is probably someone from this forum and there are definitely other people from this forum that have seen this though I ...
  Topic: Vasa Bagpipes
JP WNC

Replies: 21
Views: 19583

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:30 pm   Subject: Vasa Bagpipes
Since we've entered a wild speculation phase I'll throw in my guess.

Drainage port.

Here's my reasoning: You have an instrument developed in cold times. Houses probably weren't heated well, pe ...
  Topic: Teaching chldren to play
JP WNC

Replies: 12
Views: 11218

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:54 pm   Subject: Teaching chldren to play
I'm not sure what to say about the practice chanter though I'd be leaning against it (and you should definitely avoid the ones off of ebay). Not because a practice chanter is a bad thing, but because ...
  Topic: Teaching chldren to play
JP WNC

Replies: 12
Views: 11218

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:11 am   Subject: Teaching chldren to play
Also, don't discount the possibility that you don't necessarily need another swedish bagpipe player (though it would be preferable). I see you've found the presentation thread (where everyone can say ...
  Topic: Bag material.
JP WNC

Replies: 11
Views: 12265

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:08 pm   Subject: Bag material.
Whisteul,

Perhaps this link will help if you decide to make a vinyl bag. The material doesn't need to be any kind of special vinyl except that "fluff" backing is not good.

http://www3 ...
  Topic: First Sackpipa made in Russia
JP WNC

Replies: 3
Views: 5956

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:36 pm   Subject: First Sackpipa made in Russia
That's wild looking. Is the drone a G?
  Topic: Fine tuning the chanter
JP WNC

Replies: 54
Views: 38786

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue May 29, 2007 3:29 am   Subject: Fine tuning the chanter
That hole tuning mechanism reminds me of the interesting drone switching mechanism on the Walsh convertible smallpipes. You can see it here about halfway down the page: http://www.hotpipes.com/walsh. ...
  Topic: Sources for sheet music
JP WNC

Replies: 14
Views: 11162

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat May 05, 2007 6:42 pm   Subject: Sources for sheet music
Aaron, the idea of collecting and organizing songs specifically fitted to the pipes is a great one. Using a database that you can search with various criteria seems a little excessive, but will proba ...
  Topic: Double Bore Chanter***UPDATED with PICS***
JP WNC

Replies: 24
Views: 24198

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:37 pm   Subject: Double Bore Chanter***UPDATED with PICS***
So the idea is to either make all the tone holes double so it sounds like two chanter going at once or just make one full side of regular tone holes and only an A tone hole on the other bore only to a ...
 
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