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bronco
01-04-2005, 06:43 PM
Hey folks:

I'm a musician from Cincinnati. I'm new to guitar, but have been playing solo and pipeband bagpipes competitively since 1998. I've already had a big eye opener reading the articles here. Am looking forward to learning more.

phantom
01-04-2005, 07:09 PM
o-hi-o!

welcome at ibreathe! have a fun time here - hope to see you around frequently!

sven

bronco
01-04-2005, 08:07 PM
Thanks man! Its been a LOONG time coming, and I'm glad I'm here. I've already been quite impressed by the openness and sharing of the folks who write the articles. Its amazing how much knowledge is available to those who want to get it, and the folks who share that knowledge really have a positive effect on lots of folks (like me) who are hungry for it.

UKRuss
01-04-2005, 09:17 PM
Welcome!

Bagpipes eh? Mad instrument I bet you can give us some insight into some stuff guitar players have never even thought of.

Only time I ever heard them really (apart from the classic scottish stuff of course) is AC/DC's "it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll"

bronco
01-05-2005, 02:16 AM
Welcome!
Bagpipes eh? Mad instrument I bet you can give us some insight into some stuff guitar players have never even thought of.
Only time I ever heard them really (apart from the classic scottish stuff of course) is AC/DC's "it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll"
Yes I ought to make a thread on that. Interesting as far as music theory goes. Allow me to put hair on your chest, as far as bagpipe bands go. These sure get me all fired up.

Try these clips on for size.

This one features a few of my instructors from past years, and about 18 or so other pipers, a drumline of about 12 or so snares... yes, all playing at once.
http://216.71.156.105/1.Hornpipes.mp3

This one is from one of the all time best bands, from Australia, again, over 18 pipers, etc etc...
http://216.71.156.105/vic.masterblas.mp3

UKRuss
01-05-2005, 07:49 AM
You're right there! Stirring stuff.

And clever too as the Australian stuff seemed to me to have a very Oz folk music flavour to the playing. It must be additionally difficult to bring across your roots using an instrument firmly based in a different culture.

Rather like trying to play the blues with a cello...

Koala
01-05-2005, 03:28 PM
Hey Bronco, welcome to ibreathe, you sure will add some interesting stuff to the website. Welcome!

bronco
01-06-2005, 01:44 PM
That's the trend, actually. The 'hippest' thing to do is to mix electric guitar rock styles with pipes. I might add that Korn does this, but very badly. There's a band called 7 nations that I've seen live more times than I can count, and they're on major labels.

My local pals formed this celtic rock band: http://www.knocknagael.com (http://www.knocknagael.com/)

My motorcycle and my face is pictured on their album, and sometimes I'm their 'sound guy'. I play with the pipers in that band. The guitarist uses a Fender Toronado and gets marvellous sounds out of it.

Mike

SkinnyDevil
01-06-2005, 02:07 PM
Hey, bro - good to have you aboard. Cincy is a beautiful city. Piper, huh? I trust you'll be attending a Burns Supper later this month?

bronco
01-07-2005, 01:02 AM
Nope. Our band tends to avoid the traditional appearances. We like hosting our own concerts, competing against other bands, etc.