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Practice chanters

by Jack
(West Yorkshire)

Dear Bill,

I would like to make a practice chanter, are drawings etc available. It is something I have thought about for some considerable time and now it is time to stop thinking about it and get on with it.

Regards,
Jack

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Jan 14, 2013
My New Practice chanter
by: Bill Robertson

Hello Andy,
The difference in pitch is most likely because your practice chanter is a long span make of lower pitch; being longer than mine. Another reason is that a sharper practice chanter reed on request from the maker of supplier might help if wanting to play along with my sound.

My practice chanter is one of the original makes of the longer span etc., Pr chanter way back. I think it plays much the same pitch as others I teach and those who access any of my playing on the Pr chanter and wish to play together with mine.

I trust that helps,

Happy New Year,
Bill

Jan 11, 2013
My New Practice Chanter
by: Andy

Hi Bill, why does my practice chanter sound like it is a full tone lower than yours. When you play a low "A", to get that sound on mine I have to go up to a "B". Can you help.

Sep 23, 2012
Practice chanters
by: Bill Robertson

Hello Jack,
I doubt very much that there will be drawings in detail on how to make a practice chanter.

I suggest that you take all necessary measurements of a good quality practice chanter on which to model your one. Certain tools, lathes, etc., you most likely know about.

The point is whether you wish to make a long span or short span type of chanter.
Regards,

Bill

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