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tuning drones what key?

by David Keanie
(Cwmcarn, South Wales)

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


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Feb 18, 2014
tuning drone what key?
by: Bill Robertson

Hello David,
Please see my earier reply for you explaining. It is not normally practical to try and tune drones before playing, tuning etc. The key on low A used to be some yeara pretty near to back B flat. However it cannot be fixed as with playing in the reeds change slightly in pitch and have to be re-tuned etc. It is a matter of getting good balanced interavls on the chater reed setting, and tuning well with drone reeds at the outset also set well- all with good training etc.


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