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Chanter Tuning [Vintage]

Chanter Tuning [Vintage]


In this class we cover everything you need to know to be able to tune your chanter. We start with a quick review of the basics: maintenance, drone reed efficiency, and chanter reed selection. From there we get into the nuts and bolts of tuning you chanter reed; how to approach the tuning, how to balance the chanter, fine tune notes, and manipulate reeds to achieve maximum tonal quality and to achieve beautiful intonation.

Date of Original Live Class: Tuesday, October 28, 2013, 8:15 pm
Course Name: Technique Development
Class Name: Chanter 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).