Tuning [Vintage]

Tuning [Vintage]


In this class we discuss the ins and outs of tuning your bagpipe from the ground up. This is a process that requires logical thinking, strategy, and fluent knowledge of how every change to the physical situation will manifest itself in changes to the instrument pitch, balance, and overall sound quality. It may seem a daunting skill to master, but with patience and attention to detail, it will yield rewarding results!

Date of Original Live Class: Tuesday, November 27, 2013, 8:15 pm
Course Name: Technique Development
Class Name: Tuning
Class Instructor: Eric Ouellette

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Eric Ouellette Eric has been competing internationally at the professional level since age 16. A brief list of accomplishments include: first place in piobaireachd at both the George Sherriff invitational in Ontario (2003) and the Nicol Brown invitational (2004), 3rd in the MacGregor Memorial in Oban (2005), 3rd in the US silver medal at Kansas City (2006), 1st in the B piobaireachd at Perth (2013 and 2014), 1st in the open marches at Perth (2013), 1st in the B strathspey and reel at Oban (2014), and countless other domestic prizes and aggregates, along with an appearance with the Oran Mor Pipe Band in the Grade 1 final at the Worlds (2011), and a first place showing with the Stuart Highlanders in grade 1 at Perth (2014).