Chanter Reed Selection—The Match-Up

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The ideal bagpipe sound starts with selecting the ideal chanter reed. Obvious? It is not always as easy as it seems. Personal preferences and taste coupled with what…

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Tune Your Drones Like the Pros

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Despite the fact that the vast majority of professional pipers tune their pipes in a drastically more efficient way, almost all teachers teach beginners (and intermediates, ack!) the…

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Be A Stronger Bagpiper II: STAYING IN TUNE

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Being an active bagpiper takes considerable dedication. The hours of practice and the rigor of travel and competition/performance can take their toll on you physically. A bagpiper may…

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How to Tune Your Bagpipes to Other Instruments – Crash Course

Friday, January 28, 2011

There are lots of crazy explanations out there about what “key” bagpipes are in, and how to tune them to other instruments. Without judging all the things you’ve…

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One Huge Tune Up Tip for Weddings and Funerals

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

As pipers it’s likely that many of us play gigs here and there. Most often, I play at weddings and funerals. There’s nothing all that hard about these…

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