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  Topic: Four tunes on säckpipa and hurdy-gurdy
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 11:55 pm   Subject: Four tunes on säckpipa and hurdy-gurdy
I enjoyed the vids, Olle. Thanks for posting!
  Topic: Another workshop at Nisswastämma, June 8, 9--2012
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:04 pm   Subject: Another workshop at Nisswastämma, June 8, 9--2012
I finally know what my June schedule looks like. Unfortunately, my duties at the music school where I teach won't allow me to attend the pipers' meeting. It would have been a great occasion to meet yo ...
  Topic: Amazing Grace - Gunhild Carling
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:10 pm   Subject: Amazing Grace - Gunhild Carling
Olle, you're probably right and I have to admit that I haven't explored Flemish or German pipes much. Just for the record though, I have seen bass drones pointing forward on some french pipes as shown ...
  Topic: Amazing Grace - Gunhild Carling
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:10 am   Subject: Amazing Grace - Gunhild Carling
That looks to be a set of french cornemuse du centre minus the medium drone. I am in the process of making one of these and the chanter looks and sounds identical.
  Topic: FS: Alban Faust Säckpipa in A/E
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:05 pm   Subject: FS: Alban Faust Säckpipa in A/E
I stole the idea from Boris Favre. It must be a North American thing. I just recently started adding the thumb or double G hole in the last year or so. I don't mind making it either way. The set I pla ...
  Topic: Getting Started in Norway?
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:31 am   Subject: Getting Started in Norway?
Bill, it would appear that the shorter chanter on your pictures is an E/A and the longer one is likely in G. They are both very close to the Leif Ericksson dimensions that I have seen so my guess is t ...
  Topic: Who is the most recognised North American sackpipa player?
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:32 am   Subject: Who is the most recognised North American sackpipa player?
Nice one, Aaron!
  Topic: Pictures of your pipes
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:51 pm   Subject: Pictures of your pipes
As someone who makes pipes for different people there is always varying feedback and special requests to take into consideration. The double holes on swedish chanters are sometimes a problem for playe ...
  Topic: Best reed bridle material? Surgical tubing?
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:28 pm   Subject: Best reed bridle material? Surgical tubing?
Lately, I have been using elastic tubing used for sling shots as bridles. It's a yellowish rubber that you can get at specialty sporting or army surplus shops. It doesn't roll around and fits nice and ...
  Topic: Experiences from Seth Hamon's synthetic reeds
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:21 pm   Subject: Experiences from Seth Hamon's synthetic reeds
I do recall that there was some flexibility for experimenting with the long drone indeed. I thought, however, that the initial drawing was loosely based on a discussion that you had had with Alban and ...
  Topic: Experiences from Seth Hamon's synthetic reeds
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:38 pm   Subject: Experiences from Seth Hamon's synthetic reeds
Seth, I've been hearing a lot of positive reviews about your synth reeds. I'd love to try one out.
  Topic: Experiences from Seth Hamon's synthetic reeds
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:37 pm   Subject: Experiences from Seth Hamon's synthetic reeds
Regarding my long drone bores, I actually go much narrower than that. The reason why Aaron's long drone has a wide bore is that I made his according to a set of drawings that he had sent me which I un ...
  Topic: Carrying case for sackpipa?
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:24 pm   Subject: Carrying case for sackpipa?
I use a trumpet gigbag for my pipes. It is not a hard case but it's very light and it protects the pipes well with room to spare. There is usually a wooden disc at the bottom of the gigbag to protect ...
  Topic: Säckpipa workshops and concert in Minneapolis in March!
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:15 pm   Subject: Säckpipa workshops and concert in Minneapolis in March!
I'd like to see some photos of the meet too if anyone has some to share. Visuals always leave a good impression although I'm sure that the music was great too. Needless to say, I would have loved to c ...
  Topic: Säckpipa workshops and concert in Minneapolis in March!
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:17 am   Subject: Säckpipa workshops and concert in Minneapolis in March!
Will there be anyone sticking around on the sunday 20th? Like I mentioned in a previous post, i have to perform in Vancouver on the 18th and it would take me most of the 19th if I were to travel to Mi ...
  Topic: Prelude to the Minneapolis workshops (see announcement)
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:52 am   Subject: Prelude to the Minneapolis workshops (see announcement)
I've never reached the point where I felt ready to play the UP's for anyone but myself and friends. I'm a pianist by trade but I'm also a fairly solid bass player which is what I'll be playing at this ...
  Topic: Hybrid Reed
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:52 am   Subject: Hybrid Reed
That's a great idea, Seth! I'll give that a try sometime.
  Topic: Prelude to the Minneapolis workshops (see announcement)
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:49 am   Subject: Prelude to the Minneapolis workshops (see announcement)
Sounds like a great opportunity. I would love to come but I have to perform at the Vancouver Celtic festival on the friday 18th, something that I definitely can not get out of. I'll see if I can maybe ...
  Topic: Säckpipslåt från Norra Råda
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:40 am   Subject: Säckpipslåt från Norra Råda
Assuming we transpose the tune to play on an A chanter, which is what I have done. Are the C's played in C# or C-nat ? I get C# as Olle stated when he said to tune to major, but it almost sounds rig ...
  Topic: Säckpipslåt från Norra Råda
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:32 am   Subject: Säckpipslåt från Norra Råda
Seth, if you are transposing this tune it will need to be a G nat.

As you know, this is a modal tune which has a different character than major and minor scales. I have a feeling that what sounds o ...
  Topic: Faust Pipe Bags
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:20 am   Subject: Faust Pipe Bags
I've tried Hardie's Airtight twice now and I have found that the leather dries out after a few years and the bag becomes hard and very unpleasant to use. Perhaps the leather that I was using was prone ...
  Topic: Pipemaking
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:10 am   Subject: Pipemaking
I'm clearing out some extra tools that I don't find myself using much. One of these is a 9/32" gun drill that is suitable for drilling sackpipa bores. Email me if you're interested. I have other ...
  Topic: To make a good blowpipe valve
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:41 pm   Subject: To make a good blowpipe valve
I tried the little Mac on my last 2 sets. Works great. I also came across the moose valve here http://www.tartantown.com/maintenance_items.html . It's pricy but it sounds like a good performer based o ...
  Topic: Resin Sackpipa Project Finished 6-24-2010
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:29 pm   Subject: Resin Sackpipa Project Finished 6-24-2010
That was a great idea to make resin sets, Seth. It will make pipes much more accessible to people on a budget. Was it easy to get a nice fit for the tenons?
  Topic: Bagpipe valve?
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:26 am   Subject: Bagpipe valve?
My preferred valve is a type of rubber material which I get at the local Highland bagpipes supplier. The popular Simon Fraser University Pipeband is in the neighboring municipality to Vancouver (Burna ...
  Topic: Phragmites Australis Reeds
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:26 am   Subject: Phragmites Australis Reeds
I was watching the local news this evening and they reported that there is an infestation of Phragmites growing around Central/Eastern Canada's lake shores. Apparently, residents are having trouble ac ...
  Topic: looking for drone measurements
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:07 am   Subject: looking for drone measurements
I have done a number of experiments making drones of various lengths, using different reeds (composite, cane, synthetic, etc.), with both straight and stepped bores, and I have found that fitting an e ...
  Topic: Bag construction & air leakage
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:11 am   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: Nordic drones: New podcast with Swedish drone music!
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 3:54 am   Subject: Nordic drones: New podcast with Swedish drone music!
I enjoyed that, Jan. Thanks for the link and I look forward to the next posting.
Bo
  Topic: Electronic Swedish bagpipes
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:31 am   Subject: Electronic Swedish bagpipes
I just got my technopipes last week. It is a great addition to having a real bagpipe and I have no regrets having spent the money. I agree that it has its limitations but, being a night owl, it's allo ...
 
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