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How can i stop my bagpipe chanter to stop making a sour note?

Every time I directly blow air into the chanter while it`s on the low G it makes a very sour, and high pitched noise. It doesn`t even sound like a bagpipe

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Striking in

Dcades ago, I learned to strike-in to create clear drone tones but no chanter. Recently, I have observed - and have heard - the strategy has changed. Strike-in

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Leaving Ardtornish

Leaving Ardtornish, a free bagpipe lesson

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making the reed easier to blow.

I have used a small nail file on my pipe Chanter reed to make it easier to blow but think I may have taken off too much. It now doesn't sound in tune.

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Blowing and squeezing

Hi Bill, I have been playing for 4 years and can't seem to get the squeezing of the bag down yet. I play and squeeze and after a few sets of practice,

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Major David Manson

Bagpipe lesson for Major David Manson, a reel taught by Pipe Major Bill Robertso.

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The Ewe with the Crooked Horn

The Ewe with the Crooked Horn, a bapipe lesson by Bill Robertson

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Donald Maclean's Farewell to Oban

Donald Maclean's Farewell to Oban. A bagpipe tune taught by Pipe Major Bill Robertson

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drone reeds stopping

When I play my drone reeds carry on stopping and i have a music test tommorow

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New reeds 'squealing'

Hi Bill, I've been piping for a few years but this is a new problem that's popped up and has me a bit perplexed. Basically, I've been trying a few different

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Pipe chanter reed

I am new to playing the pipes. I'm very good on the practice chanter, but would really like to know why, with an easy reed do I hear so much air passing

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Pipe Major Sam Scott

Bagpipe lesson for Pipe Major Sam Scott. a 6/8 march composed by Peter R. MacLeod

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pipe tune to learn first

Hi Bill, I am learning to play the pipes with the city of Newport pipe band and would like to know which tune i can start of learnig to play. I have

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tuning drones what key?

Hi Bill, What key should the drones be tuned to? Is it ok to tune the drones before fitting to the pipes? thanks.

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what key should the tenor drones and bass drone by tuned to?

I have bought a set of new drones for my pipes is it ok to tune the drones to a certain key before fitting them. thanks

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thumb stop aid for chanter

Hi Bill, Is it worth buying this product or will it make you lazy and dependant on using it? thanks, Dave

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True or false

Hi Bill, Is it true that the bagpipes where made in India & was used to tell the enemy that the Scocts where coming & the tenor drum was to tell the enemy

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Pipe Chanter

For Christmas I received a set of bagpipes. I would like to buy a pipe chanter for my new bagpipes. How do I know what pipe chanter to buy that will

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Moisture controls in bagpipes

Hello Bill, Is it absolutely necessary to have moisture control in bagpipes. I can never get a reasonable answer from anyone I speak to. Some say yes,

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Duncan MacRae of Kintail's Lament

Duncan MacRae of Kintail's Lament, an introduction to the idiom of piobaireachd.

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