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  Topic: Prelude to the Minneapolis workshops (see announcement)
frodemo

Replies: 27
Views: 18606

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:22 pm   Subject: Prelude to the Minneapolis workshops (see announcement)
A great initiative Very Happy
I want to go to Minneapolis. A great reason to cross the Atlantic Ocean, indeed, argh-argh
  Topic: Säckpipslåt från Norra Råda
frodemo

Replies: 16
Views: 11620

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:51 am   Subject: Säckpipslåt från Norra Råda


The top note in that bar, e'', is the one which requires a key (or overblowing). If you don't have that key (and can't overblow), you can just skip it, the way I do in the video, i.e. double the l ...
  Topic: Faust Pipe Bags
frodemo

Replies: 23
Views: 20579

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:06 pm   Subject: Faust Pipe Bags
Funny that the thicker stuff used for Uilleann and Highland pipes has to be seasoned and the thinner stuff is airtight. Seth

I´d say a lot of the problems may be in the seam(s). Most leather itsel ...
  Topic: Bag construction & air leakage
frodemo

Replies: 17
Views: 17649

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:50 pm   Subject: Bag construction & air leakage
Ok, here's a late post in this thread but bare with me; Bags are one of my favourites...
I've tried a number of various leathers and synthetics and always ended up with the big favourite: Moose. Str ...
  Topic: looking for drone measurements
frodemo

Replies: 14
Views: 14650

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:55 pm   Subject: looking for drone measurements
If you are going down one octave below the chanter bottom E, the "twice the length" thoughts are applicable. But the higher volume might come for free, so to speak. If you are going one octa ...
  Topic: Reed making, cane buying, etc.
frodemo

Replies: 51
Views: 52410

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:54 pm   Subject: Reed making, cane buying, etc.
If I can not keep my E from easily climbing to F should I add some weight to the tip of the reed?

Heck no! Very Happy
Get used to it and enjoy the useability of nice f-glissandos.
  Topic: different wood choices for pipes?
frodemo

Replies: 40
Views: 43670

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:55 pm   Subject: different wood choices for pipes?
Well, talking about materials and stuff:
Here's a picture of a säckpipa made with recycling in mind.
I built it probably around 10 years ago when I was bored and needed something to have fun with.
...
  Topic: Reed making, cane buying, etc.
frodemo

Replies: 51
Views: 52410

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:57 pm   Subject: Reed making, cane buying, etc.
About doble reeds:
I used to say the same: Double reeds are pure horror, and so on.
Then I learned the basic crafts of making cornemuse reeds from a German friend. He couldn't understand what I was ...
  Topic: Seasoning the Bag
frodemo

Replies: 40
Views: 39704

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:27 pm   Subject: Seasoning the Bag
He-he-hey, my first post on this forum. Hi all....
The hide glue/glycerine stuff is superior to anything I have ever come across. "Atamon" is the Swedish equivalent to what your granny woul ...
  Topic: Presentation Thread
frodemo

Replies: 66
Views: 102123

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:05 pm   Subject: Presentation Thread
My name: Peter Frodemo
Where I am: Uppsala, Sweden
My main instrument: Don't have one. Never could make up my mind, but, ok, let's say säckpipa
Other instruments I play: Hurdy gurdy, nyckelharpa, s ...
 
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