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I have just lost 3 front teeth upper right in the middle. I have a small plate but it split I'm sure with the blowpipe , as when I play the plate rocks
Mrs. MacDougall - 6/8 March
Mrs. MacDougall, 6/8 March, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson
I was taking out my drones to clean them with a brush and accidentally put the base drone reed in the blowpipe stock and now it is stuck what should I
What bagpipe brand is suitable for B flat orchestral chanter?
Hi Bill, I am having real trouble tuning my high G on the Bagpipe Chanter. It just wont tune to G and does not even register on a tuner. Any suggestions?
Sharp C on chanter
Why is the C slightly sharp on my chanter and other noted slightly off? -(six weeks newbie)
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
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
Blow pressure and drone read tone
Can drone reads be adjusted to sound with less air pressure and still maintain a proper tone?
The Pretty Dirk
The Pretty Dirk, a free piobaireachd lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson
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
Clarity of Execution
Calarity of execution for 2/4 marches, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson
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
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
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
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.
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
Night Patrol, a free bagpipe lesson by Pipe Major Bill Robertson
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.
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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