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Sharp C on chanter

Why is the C slightly sharp on my chanter and other noted slightly off? -(six weeks newbie)

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Deger pipes V Highland pipes

I have been an off and on piper for many years and now intend to focus more (work pressures v pipes - now I am retired). Due to breath limitations I am

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My Bagipe Sounds Like a Duck?

Ok, so I have a brand new McCallum practice chanter as I recently decided to start playing. As the title implies, my chanter sounds essentially like a

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Blow pressure and drone read tone

Can drone reads be adjusted to sound with less air pressure and still maintain a proper tone?

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The Pretty Dirk

The Pretty Dirk, a free piobaireachd lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson

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Age 7 started piping at Thornhill .

I was taught to play the bagpipes by a piper at Edenburgh castle the date was around 1944 .He was a Welsh man I think his name was Ross but not shore I

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Clarity of Execution

Calarity of execution for 2/4 marches, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson

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New Band Chanter

Hi Bill Have received my band chanter its MaCullum few years old. The holes are bigger and look to be wider apart. I am having a lot of trouble getting

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Playing the Pipes

Hya when trying to play the Pipes, My lips get so sore that i cannot Blow the Chanter, i cannot keep the Chanter in My mouth, it just falls out, i have

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Bagpipes vs practise chanter for learning

Hi there. I have recently started learning how to play the bagpipes. I have been using a practise chanter but a couple of days ago I had a friend let me

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Easy, Medium or Hard

Hi Bill, When is it time to move up on reeds? I am a beginning piper and I am thinking if I move up on reed strength, it may help with some issues.

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On stage w/ the Cheiftans!

THE CHEIFTAINS 2011 TOUR DATES: 2/23 Olympia, WA @ Washington Center for Performing Arts One month prior to this event, our Pipe Major Bill Collins came

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Night Patrol

Night Patrol, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson

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A selection of bagpipe tunes taught by PM Bill Robertson, ex The Royal Scots

Interactive Bagpipe Tunes - A PDF document with links to Audio and Video lessons. Highly rated, easy to use and very informative.

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drones start without striking in

As I am blowing to start up the pipes the drones sound BEFORE striking in. Why? And then when I blow the drones cut off after a few seconds

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Bagpipe sheet music.

Good Morning! I stumbled upon your Website when I was looking for a bagpipe blog I could ask my question in. I'm getting married next October and my fiancé

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Looking for info on previous P/M

Hi Bill, my Partner and I are wondering if you knew Her Grandfather George Fraser who was Royal Scots. We believe he was Pipe Major late 50's. Unfortunately

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There’s a big secret about video marketing – most of it doesn’t work…

Right now Youtube has over 81,000,000 videos. However, only a tiny fraction of them ever receive any significant traffic…

To be more specific less than 0.33% (that’s one third of a percent) ever even reach the 1 million view mark.

Even more confronting, is that over half those 81 million videos (53% to be exact) receive less than 500 views during their entire life.

What this means is that the lion’s share of the traffic goes to a very select few Channels on Youtube.

The good news is a number of these elite channels actually follow an insanely simple formula to repeatedly produce these traffic-hauling videos over and over again.

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The Caledonian Canal - Free Interactive Bagpipe Lessons by PM Bill Robertson

PM Bill Robertson's free bagpipe lesson for The Caledonian Canal, ex 1st Battalion, The Royal Scots. Includes audio, video clips and a downloadable PDF document.

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Drone reeds falling into the bag

Hi, My drone reeds have fallen into the bag and i don't know how to get them back out... It would be grate if someone could tell me how to get them back

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