A water manometer is an extremely useful tool that can help us to achieve several fundamental goals in piping, including blowing at the correct pressure for our chanter reed with calibrated drone reeds, and with steady blowing. This article will focus only on the first goal, blowing at the correct pressure. Subsequent articles will cover
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If you are a member of Dojo University, or have visited the site, you have no doubt heard about a water manometer. You will also understand what a worthwhile tool it is that can help us to achieve several essential goals in piping, including blowing at the chanter reed’s sweet spot, calibrating our drone reeds,
Let's dive just a little bit deeper into the concepts behind the manometer. Atlanta Pipe Band Workshop; December 12th, 2016.
Oran Mor Piper Mike Miller - Magical Maintenance Methods - Ensuring an airtight bag using a manometer and drone reed calibration [Vintage]
Mike instructs on how to ensure an airtight bag with a lesson on manometer use and correct drone reed calibration methods.
Open Dojo Session - Advanced Manometer Use for Calibration - Captain Colin Campbell Critique [Vintage]
Special thanks to John, Lee, and Bill for their great questions today! First: How do you use a manometer to help you calibrate your drone reeds? Answer: Use the manometer to find your maximum blowing deviation, and then make sure your drones shut off at that point. Next, we look at Lee's updated strathspey, which has improved greatly.
Course Name: Technique Development
Class Name: Mental and Physical Blowing with a Manometer
Class Instructor: Andrew Douglas