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Emulating bagpipes on uke
« on: January 11, 2021, 07:00:36 PM »
A stroke of musical genius on the part of our (Scottish-born) Music Director. He figured out (by ear) that bagpipes are "tuned" to the key of Eb, which is almost impossible for us uke players to play. But, by putting a capo on the 3rd fret, a re-entrant tuned ukulele is re-tuned to the key of Eb, and we can play chords using fingering for the key of C, emulating the bagpipes. It works!
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Re: Emulating bagpipes on uke
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 07:03:39 PM »
I knew that.  :o ::) :P :-X ;D
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 07:04:23 PM »
LOL Rene.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 07:07:13 PM »
Just because you can... 
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Re: Emulating bagpipes on uke
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 09:11:45 PM »
It's the same for a guitar.

Or capo 1 and play in D

Or capo 6 and play in A

Or capo 11 and play in E

I assume they wouldn't want to play in Bb

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 09:12:52 PM »
Thanks Russ.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 09:35:21 PM »
No need to thank me.  I was just being a wise guy.  A Bronx cheer would suffice.
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Re: Emulating bagpipes on uke
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2021, 12:43:25 AM »
A stroke of musical genius on the part of our (Scottish-born) Music Director. He figured out (by ear) that bagpipes are "tuned" to the key of Eb, which is almost impossible for us uke players to play. But, by putting a capo on the 3rd fret, a re-entrant tuned ukulele is re-tuned to the key of Eb, and we can play chords using fingering for the key of C, emulating the bagpipes. It works!

I love this video chip. My motorcycle isn't as pretty as the horse but my wife is prettier than the girl in my eyes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHjaVARneFA

About the flower, after the boy's father is killed he meets his future wife. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C68y8pSX3FI

Funny off topic story, I had to ask my wife out on a date six times before she said yes. She thought I was a jerk but her friend told her to give me a chance. We were married a year later and it's been over twenty five years and to me she is as beautiful today as the first five times she rejected me. LOL
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Re: Emulating bagpipes on uke
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2021, 01:21:58 AM »
It's the same for a guitar.

Or capo 1 and play in D

Or capo 6 and play in A

Or capo 11 and play in E

I assume they wouldn't want to play in Bb

 ;D ;D ;D


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Re: Emulating bagpipes on uke
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2021, 03:35:06 AM »
Why? Just Why? 🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉🙉
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2021, 11:19:00 AM »
Because ..............  well, just because.
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2021, 12:59:05 PM »
Because ..............  well, just because.

Nooooooo..

Not a bagpipe fan.
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Re: Emulating bagpipes on uke
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2021, 04:19:13 PM »
Nooooooo..

Not a bagpipe fan.

Me neither.  Except at my son's best friend's funeral.  Service was held at his father's campground along a creek(also where I'm parked at the minute).  Across the creek is a 200' tall rock bluff.  Piper stood close to the creek and played Amazing Grace, which , of course echoed forever. 
Even thinking about it 20 years later still sends chills down my spine.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2021, 05:34:45 PM »
Me neither.  Except at my son's best friend's funeral.  Service was held at his father's campground along a creek(also where I'm parked at the minute).  Across the creek is a 200' tall rock bluff.  Piper stood close to the creek and played Amazing Grace, which , of course echoed forever. 
Even thinking about it 20 years later still sends chills down my spine.
Maybe the emotional response is why I'm not a huge fan.
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Re: Emulating bagpipes on uke
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2021, 07:08:42 PM »
Nooooooo..

Not a bagpipe fan.


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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2021, 07:10:01 PM »
And hubby probably doesn't wear a kilt  :)
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2021, 07:29:48 PM »
And hubby probably doesn't wear a kilt  :)


Come to think of it, having had lunch with them I can confirm that's true.  Amazing they haven't had their citizenship revoked!  ;) ;D
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Re: Emulating bagpipes on uke
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2021, 08:34:20 PM »
Nooooooo..

Not a bagpipe fan.
A niece of mine had bagpipes for the music at her outdoor wedding in the Rockies. She'd been with a Pipe and Drum outfit for some time, and invited them to do the honors. It was pretty nice -- it even comes across great on the video I did for her.
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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2021, 03:46:41 AM »
And hubby probably doesn't wear a kilt  :)
He has a couple of times but doesn't own one.


Come to think of it, having had lunch with them I can confirm that's true.  Amazing they haven't had their citizenship revoked!  ;) ;D

We don't like whisky either so we are doomed  ;D

A niece of mine had bagpipes for the music at her outdoor wedding in the Rockies. She'd been with a Pipe and Drum outfit for some time, and invited them to do the honors. It was pretty nice -- it even comes across great on the video I did for her.

I don't mind the modern pipers so much. A wedding I attended had the Red Hot Chilli Pipers doing a few  numbers and they were quite acceptable.  Maybe it is a throwback to listening to them as a child at on TV shows.

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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2021, 04:44:48 AM »
I love this video chip. My motorcycle isn't as pretty as the horse but my wife is prettier than the girl in my eyes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHjaVARneFA

About the flower, after the boy's father is killed he meets his future wife. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C68y8pSX3FI

Funny off topic story, I had to ask my wife out on a date six times before she said yes. She thought I was a jerk but her friend told her to give me a chance. We were married a year later and it's been over twenty five years and to me she is as beautiful today as the first five times she rejected me. LOL

Good follow up to my last post. Pretty romantic in my opinion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STbA2UhbamE
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Re: Emulating bagpipes on uke
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2021, 06:48:11 AM »
Okay, had to go dig out my favorite bagpipe tune:

https://youtu.be/-sUXMzkh-jI


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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2021, 10:38:33 AM »
Okay, had to go dig out my favorite bagpipe tune:

https://youtu.be/-sUXMzkh-jI


 8)

Thats much for my style.  ;D

Good follow up to my last post. Pretty romantic in my opinion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STbA2UhbamE


That famous Scotsman Mel Gibson. Lol....
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