In this ear training session - we take a look at what being out of tune really sounds like. We talk a bit on the waves or beatings created by two differing pitches, how flat and sharp feel, and finally listen to a ton of drones being in and out of tune.
As we know, the bagpipe changes over time - especially in pitch, and in the amount of moisture that accumulates. What else happens? Andrew does a great job (if he does say so himself) on explaining it in this class!
In this session we take a look at a template for a maximum efficency tune up routine. It can be tweaked as needed but contains the essentials to a stellar, stabe pipe sound. This routine should also be used at practice so that there are no questions on performance day. A must for all pipe banders!
In this session we take a look at what makes a superior drone sound. The prize list bands pay close attention to several key fundamentals. Maintanence, Calibration and tuning pin location are key to getting the most efficient, full sounding instrument you can achieve. Reed manipulation is all about maximizing that calibration and tuning pin location. A great class for all you pipe band types.;
In this session we take a look at what makes up a superior pipe band drone sound. From maintainence to drone placement, manipulation and calibration - we cover this topic in detail. Also covered are drone tuning tips.