In this class, Rob gives us a grand tour of all of the essential components, tips, and strategies for producing a great bagpipe sound. Quite a bit of time is spent discussing cane drone reeds at the tail end of the class.
In this class, we discuss the ins and outs of building a great pipe band sound. The bottom line is this: If all of the individual bagpipes sound great (at the same pitch), then the band will sound great.
Every pilot needs to go through their flight checklists every time they fly. Guess what? Successful pipers have the same sort of checklists they use every time they take their pipes out of the box. Wish you could tune your pipes more successfully? This class will prove to you that your setup routine will drastically impact your success rate...
In this class we cover all the basics of tuning. What you need to have accomplished to do it effectively, how to venture into the world of tuning your bagpipe as a beginner, and some slightly advanced topics for those a bit more progressed. Don't miss this one!
In this class we discuss how to master good tone from the ground up, starting with maintenance, and ending with some useful tools for assessing and developing your own blowing technique and understanding of what it both feels and sounds like to play in "the sweet spot"
In this class we discuss how to prepare for competition, or any performance really, in order to get the best bagpipe sound. We see how preparedness starts well in advance of contest day, and what we can do to achieve amazing pipe sound.
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.
In this class Carl goes through how Oran Mor prepares everyone's pipes for a big competition. The Pipe Check is a system for check every aspect of your pipes to ensure you are getting the most efficient harmonic bagpipe possible. Watch this class to see how we eliminate the possibly of freak accidents happening on the way to the line!