Latest Classes

    "What Does It Mean When I Hear About 'Blowing Tone?'”

    John Holcombe 2
    0
    760

    Most pipers have heard their pipe major or piping instructor, sometimes quite forcefully, urge you to “blow tone”! But how many PMs can fully describe what the term means, or how to achieve it?

    BEGINNERS

    Troubleshooting Corner: The Bass Drone

    Vin Janoski 0
    913

    “I Can’t Get My Bass Drone in Tune.”

    Tuning a bass drone can be troubling indeed for many new pipers. You may be at a point where you are able to “lock in” your tenor drones quite well, but you always seem to take a long time with the bass. You spend a ridiculous amount of time trying to get it “right,” making you want to toss your pipes into the fire. Don’t do that. It’s going to be OK.

    TECHNIQUE & THEORY

    "What Does It Mean When I Hear About 'Blowing Tone?'”

    John Holcombe 2
    760

    Most pipers have heard their pipe major or piping instructor, sometimes quite forcefully, urge you to “blow tone”! But how many PMs can fully describe what the term means, or how to achieve it?

    PREMIUM CONTENT

      FROM THE BLOG (FREE)

        How to Improve Blowing Steadiness

        John Holcombe 0
        371

        How often have we pipers been told to “blow steady” or that our chanter notes or drones are “wavering” in and out of tune while we’re playing? On the other hand, how can other pipers seem to blow so steadily that one can barely see their arm move?