Archive for December, 2005

Master the Fundamentals of Success

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

The Goals Guy has an excelllent list of the Ten Commandments of Goal Setting. It’s the start of 2006 and a perfect time to set up some “rules” for your bagpiping and drumming progress.

The list seems compatible with all aspects of one’s life, but fits nicely when pursuing our “ten piping and drumming things to [...]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

The Voice wishes our readers the very best for the holiday season and a smashing 2006. May everyone get a shiny new piping or drumming goody in their stocking on Sunday! For the druids among us, the darkness of the solstice passes and day approaches, piped in pagan-ly proper…

Teach Yourself Music Theory

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

In keeping with item number 3 on our “Ten things to do for the coming year,” go visit Ricci Adams’ Musictheory.net.

General music theory is one of those topics that is just assumed knowledge for players on all musical instruments—except, it seems, Highland bagpipes.

It is also one of those things where “a little goes a long [...]

Highland pipes a nuisance? Try Border pipes!

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Fred Morrison gives away a set of his Reel Pipes to a young piper.

Gordon Duncan

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Gordon Duncan’s untimely passing is a blow both to bagpiping and to celtic music. Duncan was a rare sort, one of a few traditional musicians who made their mark and gained world renown by way of the Highland bagpipe, and the closest thing piping had to a “rock star.” He was like others in this [...]

Ten piping and drumming things to plan and do for 2006.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

The end of another year approaches, and since it is that time, when all you will see over the next couple of weeks everywhere and anywhere are lists of “the year’s best,” the year’s worst,” “top trends to watch for the coming year,” and on and on, we thought it best fall into step and [...]

Bagpipes a nuisance, come again?

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Sometimes the worst place to be a piper is Scotland.

But still
Noise abatement officers were ordered to carry out simulated tests and discovered Andrew’s playing was two decibels above the accepted limit Andrew, who has since switched to a quieter, smaller set of pipes, said: “I am very disappointed.

Huh? Maybe young Andrew can let us all [...]