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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby badfinger » Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:30 am

"good bagpipe music" - an oxymoron.

...and the sub-title of this forum is "Hi-jackers Unanimous", so hi-jack away! It's tradional, if not de rigeur!

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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby stumblin » Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:36 am

" "good bagpipe music" - an oxymoron "
It's not just me then...
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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby bluesmcgoo » Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:05 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Dec-19-03 AT 07:08 AM (EST)]Carol -

There's plenty of good bagpipe music, but I'd recommend Uilleann Pipe music over the Highland Pipes. Uilleann Pipes are the Irish bagpipes. A much more complex and versatile instrument. Here's a link for you with some listings - (Look down at the bottom of the page for the "various artists" section for some "samplers". A lot of great players there.)

http://www.elderly.com/recordings/90.htm

Or my favorite Chieftains album -

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de ... ce&s=music
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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby badfinger » Fri Dec 19, 2003 12:23 pm

Chaucer had the knack of destroying gently, by inference rather than direct criticism. The coarse and low-bred miller was one for whom he indicated disapproval, with phrases like:

"Upon the coping of his nose he had
A wart, and thereon stood a tuft of hairs..."


and,

"He could steal corn and full thrice charge his fees..."

After a thorough, yet subtle, character assassination, he tops it with the worst sin he could ascribe to this brutish fellow, saying:

"A bagpipe he could blow well..."

Old Geoff. knew a thing or two.

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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby bluesmcgoo » Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:12 pm

>"A bagpipe he could blow well..."
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>Old Geoff. knew a thing or two.
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I'm quite sure that was Geoff's way of saying that everybody has at least one redeeming quality.
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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby allanlummox » Fri Dec 19, 2003 3:49 pm

I enjoyed bagpipes exactly once.

On my honeymoon, after walking 95 miles through the west highlands, feasting at Crannog in Fort William, and then going over the sea to Skye, I woke up in my tent to the sound of a piper, and thought it sounded wonderful.

Location and timing.
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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby boz » Fri Dec 19, 2003 5:16 pm

What a trip!
Mr. McG mentioned the Uilleann pipes an that took me back awhile.
Went an got out an OLD recording called "Light through the Leaves". Had to crack my Christmas bottle of Bushmills an have a snort whilst I gave a listen. Mighty fine every once an awhile to stir things up with a little Irish (If ya know whata mean).
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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby bluesmcgoo » Fri Dec 19, 2003 6:43 pm

Drink a little Guinness, Boz. Makes those pipes sound that much better.

The Uilleann Pipes are a very expressive instrument - in the hands of a master, that is. Given the drones and and the melody on top, I've often thought that a person could make some neat arrangements of Uilleann Pipe music for slide guitar. It'd be a little tricky given the amount of ornamentation involved in pipe music, but probably do-able. Hmmm...
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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby stumblin » Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:17 pm

Shall we ask Pappy J for a "Bagpipe tablature" forum?
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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby costa » Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:18 pm

>Shall we ask Pappy J for a "Bagpipe tablature" forum?

No! Maybe standard notation, but none of that TAB cheating stuff...


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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby bluesmcgoo » Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:31 pm

...and once again, we're back on track! :)
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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby cas » Sat Dec 20, 2003 6:36 pm

Thanks for the link BluesMcG--I shall go a hunting for bagpipe music.

Apparently I've Scottish & Irish somewhere in my lineage and all kidding aside, I do love the sound of bagpipes. Although, perhaps not for long periods of time....we'll see.

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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby badfinger » Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:02 pm

See what you done, David? Four pages!

Ok, what you have to do now is post something about, "Are There Too Many Forums On This Board?"

That's always good for a laugh!

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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby costa » Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:04 pm

"Are There Too Many Forums On This Board?"

-OR-

Are there too many wiseguys on this forum? ;)

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RE: tab vs. notation

Postby mikedev » Sat Dec 20, 2003 8:34 pm

I haven't read all of this thread, I've just skimmed it. Anyway my 2 cents worth.

As a kid I learned to read music while learning to play the trumpet. That was over 30 years ago. When I started playing guitar a few years ago, I'd forgotten everything, but found I could work out tab quite easily. It gives me enough to try and play what I want to play.

While having some guitar lessons a year or so ago, a couple of the lessons included learning some notation. It helps a lot, but at my time of life I don't want to invest the time and effort into too much theory, I want to play for fun.

If I was younger and thought I might make something of a musician, I would definitely put the effort in.

It just depends what you want to achieve.
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