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How to properly strike in the bags with an easy reed.
How do you suppose to strike in the bag and chanter with an easy reed without the chanter making a sound before the drones chime in? Thanks!
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
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
Leaving Ardtornish, a free bagpipe lesson
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.
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,
Major David Manson
Bagpipe lesson for Major David Manson, a reel taught by Pipe Major Bill Robertso.
The Ewe with the Crooked Horn
The Ewe with the Crooked Horn, a bapipe lesson by Bill Robertson
Donald Maclean's Farewell to Oban
Donald Maclean's Farewell to Oban. A bagpipe tune taught by Pipe Major Bill Robertson
drone reeds stopping
When I play my drone reeds carry on stopping and i have a music test tommorow
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
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
Pipe Major Sam Scott
Bagpipe lesson for Pipe Major Sam Scott. a 6/8 march composed by Peter R. MacLeod
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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