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G-gracenote Scale on Practice Chanter #2
"G-gracenote Scale on Practice Chanter." This lady explains it very well, unlike some of the other tutorials that race through where it's hard to see what fingers are off/on. Having a video like this to watch and practice 'with' every day has been fantastic. I've got this down pat now thanks to my textbook & her tutorials. If you're on holidays or away from your weekly piping tutorial, this lady's videos are great to practice to if you need to keep up with your lessons from a remote location.
Throw Away Your Bagpipe Tuner!
Are you like many pipers who think that using an electronic tuner is the only way to get a great sound out of their bagpipe? Have ever told yourself that you simply don’t have “an ear” that is trained well enough to tune your own pipes? Or, lastly, #bagpipes #PipeBandLife #LearnBagpipes
Pipehacker Project: The Handy Reed Humidifier
Keeping a bagpipe chanter reed slightly humidified at a level that prevents radical changes can extend the lifetime performance of a solid reed. Here is a handy DIY chanter cap and reed humidifier combination that should keep your good reeds staying good for a long while.
Learn to Play Great Music (not just Bagpipes...)
Exercises are a good way to improve your embellishments. But basic exercises tend to be monotonous and it’s easy to lose focus. You may also find that something you can play well in an exercise becomes rough once you find it in a tune. #bagpipes #pipebandlife #learnbagpipes
How to Thread a Drone Reed Seat
One of the biggest fears some pipers have is that one of their drone reeds will suddenly come out of its reed seat and fall into the pipebag, leaving you with no ability to play. If this ever happens, trust me here, it will occur during one of your most important performances. #Free
Choosing Your Ideal Chanter Reed
Once upon a time, choosing a good chanter reed was a lot like choosing ripe melons in a marketplace. You poked, squeezed, scrutinized, and fondled until you found the one that satisfied you, leaving a lot of underripe and rotten ones behind. Modern reed makers though have streamlined the craft so that nearly every reed on offer is worthy of play. #bagpipes #PipeBandLife #learnBagpipes