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Weapons Training - Chanter Reeds [Vintage]

Weapons Training - Chanter Reeds [Vintage]


Course Name: Weapons Training
Class Name: Chanter Reeds
Class Instructor: Marc Dubois
Date of Original Live Class: Monday, April 4th, 2012 at 8:30pm

Description: In this session of weapons training we take a look at the chanter reed. We discuss the two main types ridge cut and straight cut and how to choose the best reeds if given the opportunity. Also discussed are the miriad of ways to manipulate the reed. Some less drastic, some more. Shaving the chanter reed, use of a bridle, super tape, mouth blowing the chanter reed, and collapsing "f"are all discussed.

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Marc Dubois Marc is an experienced pipe band leader and bagpipe judge from the Northeast USA. He spent many years with the Oran Mor Pipe Band as a piper and as a bass drummer, and thus has a extensive background on the topic of pipe band ensemble. He's currently the Pipe Major of the Schenectady Pipe Band.