Archive for March, 2007

Bagpipe photo of the week.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007
Mini Alre Originally uploaded by YoannLeGoff.

This week’s bagpipe photo also tips a hat to Bagad Kevrenn Alre, who were in NYC for a host of events, including the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and a concert with The Chieftains at Carnegie Hall.

A St. Patrick’s Day Tune!

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! “March Madness” may mean college basketball and more college basketball to many, but to the bagpiper in the U.S., it takes on a new meaning that has nothing to do with bouncing balls in nets.

Paddy’s day celebrations throughout the U.S. may be an American invention, but there is no doubt that [...]

New installment of piping guide eBook up…and FREE!

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

The next installment of “Ultimate Piping Guides” eBooks for players of the Highland bagpipes is up and available exclusively here at The Voicelog. The first guide, Starting Off, covers all those topics beginning pipers wish someone would tell us early on.

The newest guide, Piper’s Mind, deals with the “inner piper” and the mental aspects of [...]

Winter Issue Off!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

The Winter issue of The Voice is in the post and on its way to readers. Featured in this issue:

• The Tempo of Doom! Playing good tempos for good rhythm by Mark Humphrey

• Basics: Bridling That Sound. The “lost art” of working with cane drone reeds by PM William Roberston

• Hitting the High Notes. The [...]

iTheory for iPipers

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

iTheory is a handy learning tool to brush up on your music theory while listening to your iPod. Seems like a convenient tool for the busy eastern piper or drummer. Quiz yourself on intervals, chords, and hone your pitch with ear training.