Friday, November 30, 2007

Thing 1 on the Practice Chanter

Ya never know, maybe her and Poppa will play the pipes together one day. Wouldn't that be cool...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Post 3rd Lesson and Flame Retardant

'Sup Y'all. Did ya miss me? Piping is really starting to move along now that I've reclaimed my lunch break to practice. Ideally, I'd spend one hour a day, seven days a week devoted to practicing. But realistically, too many other priorities take precedence. So I've been consistently practicing for half an hour, five days a week, in my car in the parking lot at work. I get a lot of funny looks from the people out for their lunchtime stroll. But people looking at me funny is nothing new so it doesn't bother me.

"She's kinda funny, ya know."
"I know....Everybody funny...Now you funny too!"

Pop quiz, who said that? Anyways, I digress....

The following video was shot soon after my 3rd lesson. I'm still doing exercises such as D Throws and all sorts of Doublings up and down the scale. But now I'm also working on the song "Scots Wha Hae" again. It takes the monotony out of practice and is very helpful in learning sheet music.

On a side note, as you can imagine with opening up a blog to Anonymous commenting, the occasional flame bait comes my way via some troll. Rather than make anyone who wishes to post a comment register and login, I'm keeping the blog open to Anonymous posting. But I will moderate comments in order to weed out the undesirables. So don't worry if your comment is not visible immediately. If you are legit, then I'll let it through. Even the funny comments that poke fun at me in a good way, like this one. That shit is too funny!

Aut pax aut bellum.