Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Drone Reeds

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Whether we’re playing the new-fangled techno-reed, or we’re old-school and we play cane, here are some tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your drone reeds:

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Bagpipe Tip: The Basics for Breaking in your Chanter Reed

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Reeds take a while to “break in,” as many of us already know, and have already experienced. I don’t know for sure, but I assume this is because all the fibers in the cane of the reed need a chance to stretch out and become flexible in order for it to become a bit easier, and for it to reach its full vibrancy.

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Treat your Bagpipe Like a Loved One – Part 2 – Chanter Reed Pinching Technique

Monday, October 25, 2010

Be sure you caught the first part of this series – the LICK, posted last week. Next, we move on to the chanter-reed-pinch – possibly the most misunderstood…

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Treat Your Bagpipe Like a Loved One: Some Basics of Chanter Reed Manipulation – Part 1 – the LICK

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ok, Reed Manipulation. A HUGE topic for pipers. First off, I would like to say that this is a highly expansive topic, where a lot of people have…

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4 Steps to Getting Your Drone Reeds at “Point Zero”

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

“Point zero” is exactly what it implies. It is “zeroing” out your reeds. It is setting the strength of your drone reeds at their starting point before you begin making further adjustments for pitch and chanter reed strength. It is the starting point for your personal tolerances.

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