Bruce shares his bagpipe set-up tips and how to make sure your bagpipe is working at its best at all times. Cane drone reeds vs. synthetic? Picking chanter reeds? Hide bags vs. synthetic zip? Bruce covers a range of helpful information! Date of Original Live Class: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 7:00pm Course Name: Special
In this class we cover it all! Reed selection, break-in, chanter balancing, taping/sinking/raising/rubber-banding strategy, chanter reed manipulations of all sorts, and lastly and quickly, the dreaded chanter carving.
In this class we cover how to check your pipes after a 'shocking' event such as airplane travel. We do a basic in-side-out pipe check and talk about how to settle the pipes in a different climate. We also explore type of reeds, reed adjustments, tuning methods for sheepskins, and sheepskin problem detection.
The "parabola" is a way of looking at a chanter reed, and denotes the key manipulation area in a reed. Rob will show us some remarkably effective manipulation techniques to get a rich, true bagpipe scale every time! Maybe the best reed-class ever at Dojo U? We'll leave that up to you.