I put up little snippets from time to time, either of pertinence to particular discussions or hopefully of more general interest.
A very simple sight reading exercise generator
Thanks to the amazing folks who produced abcjs, I managed to produce a simple web page that generates sight reading exercises. It runs entirely on your own computer, so you can save a local copy of it to use offline. If you'd like to modify it, feel free - abcjs is GPL3, and as far as I'm concerned my own code is public domain.
Ezeedrone's reeds for smallpipes and borderpipes.
I wrote a review of these some years ago, and despite accidentally deleting it several years ago, it's still one of the most popular pages on my site! I recently found a working backup and managed to get it live again.
Pachelbel's Canon in D, one of the most annoying classical pieces ever, is, with a certain degree of musical violence, playable on the pipes. I've typeset a version I found on the mines.uidaho.edu ftp server, and here it is. It comes set both as a 'master copy' and as individual parts 1, 2, 3, and 4. My understanding is that this setting is public domain and to date, no-one has informed me otherwise...
Crunluaths are a common movement to have difficulties with. If you find you have trouble with missing gracenotes and weak, inconsistent movements, you might find this approach helps.
June 2nd, 2006 - The King's Own Scottish Borderers paraded in Duns for the last time as an independent regiment. Living over the town square, I managed to get some pictures.
Feel free to use these images however you like - if you make money off them, cut me in ;)
I made a set of exercises covering a number of aspects which may be of interest to aspiring pipers.
Low Country Dance
Also known as the Lochaber Dance, Fred Morrison recorded this fine old tune.