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By popular demand, I have completed the tongue-in-cheek full piece of "Carol of the Bells" for bagpipes from an earlier skit for a CD (click here to read/hear the original skit.) Since the original piece was humorous, so is this one. Also, bagpipe purists out there will immediately smell something fishy, in that I seem to have taken some liberties with the bagpipe drones. To which I will counter that "These are not the Galician drones you are looking for, I use special hi-tech R2D2 drones that can play different notes." Of course, to play this bagpipe, the piper has to take off his/her shoes and play the extra notes with their toes.
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Comments: 25
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Plays: 240
Downloads: 60
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Uploaded: Jan 06, 2006 - 06:21:24 PM
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2007 - 03:22:39 PM Last Played: Jan 27, 2017 - 11:18:36 PM
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QuickSilver Mac, 4 hands
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Music written & performed note-by-note, bend-by-bend, on Harmony Assistant, using Goldbase 2 sampled Galician bagpipe, exported to GB2 & mixed.
Comments
Roxylee said 4131 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Nice touch, those pagbipes
See what puns do to me?? Very fun rendition of Carol of the Bells. I
wish I'd never listened to that Ding Fried Are Done rendition, but your
versions of this carol don't ruin it for me, just makes it playful Thank
you for sharing it! :-)
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caroline said 4130 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
bagpipe murder!!
laughed my head off - if it rolls past you, please pick it up - xxx
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aclarke said 4130 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
ROFLMAO!
This was more like Christmas in Mos Eisley. Great stuff- Alien bagpipes!
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Joshosh said 4130 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
I'm sure
there are some extra special lyrics that go along with this too...

Thanks for the solid laugh to start my day!!
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Alannah said 4130 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
Reminiscant ...
of Every Elementary School Christmas concert I ever attended .... Great stuff Drakonis ... you do know of course that you can also (with the right moves) use a leaf blower to create bagpipe sounds too ! Looking forward to your version of Amazing Grace !
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drakonis said 4130 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
Reminiscant ...
Bwahaha... and now I suddenly hear, buzzing in my brain "Silent night", played
by variable-speed revving chainsaws and weed-wackers!

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deja vu, it's the next best thing to being there
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screamalexz said 4129 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
great
oh yes the add of percussion. nice nice. i wonder how you managed to play the extra notes with your toes.
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selters said 4129 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
haha
This was nice and funny, cool cows you got there!
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jgurner said 4129 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
It's better....
...to just kill the bagpipes out right rather than toying with them. A quick
twist of the neck, just about the chanter, and they aren't able to let loose
their cries of alarm. :D
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kristyjo said 4128 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
What a musician!
And so gracious to regale us all with a full version of this lovely carol. I
know of few people who can play the hi-tech R2D2 with the precision
you've brought to this performance. And your toe technique! Truly
awesome!
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said 4128 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
DISSONANT
My Bagged piper! Maybe you were half in the bag! Hahahaha! I could see this being the backdrop for a demented skit!
Macaudion said 4125 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
What's goin on in there
Oh mighty wow! How did you get so much goodness outta my
computer...

And yes, it made me laugh... How does a mind get to this point...

Thanks Drak - Cyd
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composerclark said 4115 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
good stuff
thanks for this! very well done. I like it!
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thetiler said 3779 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Thanks for the bagpipes
Your facial cheeks music be getting sore with all that blowin. Carefull you don't get cheeks like Dizzy Giliespie. :)

Thanks for sharing the christmas spirit.

Merry Christmas Drak and happy new year!


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elektronix said 3779 days ago (December 24th, 2006)
Hello
New on this site, i just clicked on this, and it makes me smile.... If I would take off my shoes, it would not smell fishy...

Merry Christmas!
elektronix
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drakonis said 3779 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Guten Tag
Hi, and welcome to Macjams! I'm glad this made you smile, that was what I wanted to do. Thank you for listening and for leaving a comment, I really appreciate that, and I look forward to hearing your music soon!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Doug Somers said 3496 days ago (October 3rd, 2007)
Now that's
my kind of music!! Never let talent be wasted on only serious 'art' when fun and enjoyment can be had in so many ways. Thanks for sharing this one!
Doug
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drakonis said 3495 days ago (October 4th, 2007)
heehee
Glad you get a chance to see what I'm really like :-) I grew up on PDQ Bach, Spike Jones, Tom Lehrer... I take my humor very seriously!
ttfn,
Drakonis

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Doug Somers said 3494 days ago (October 5th, 2007)
Wow
Completely similar list! - plus of course, for me, music from the Pythons, and later Weird Al and the Arrogant Worms. Twisted influences - in the best possible way! :o)
Doug
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Feter said 3422 days ago (December 16th, 2007)
Barrell of the Kells
thats an old Gothic trick ..playin the song from backward
but realy works ...lol

peace !
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drakonis said 3422 days ago (December 16th, 2007)
backward and forward
I didn't play the music backward, I just played the title/name backward, instead of "Carol of the Bells". The music is a simple arrangement of it, but to go with the title of "Kells", I thought a bagpipe would be appropriate. :-) It is just me, being silly.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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said 3412 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
Ha!
Barrel of the Full Kegs, no doubt.
NorthPoint said 3412 days ago (December 26th, 2007)
sampled pipes
Eduard, I think this sounds good :) Fun song, and a good example of what can be done with sampling and software these days. Thanks for sharing! Now I guess you'll have to try this with a leaf blower.....
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MarkHolbrook said 3092 days ago (November 10th, 2008)
I loved the intro
This just takes the whole thing to a full and new level! You are truly a master!
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Char said 2749 days ago (October 19th, 2009)
Ai yi yi!
Hah Hah hah! Short but not so sweet. Thanks.
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