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Robert Mathieson - Chanter Reed Manipulation and the "Parabola" [Vintage]

Robert Mathieson - Chanter Reed Manipulation and the "Parabola" [Vintage]


The "parabola" is a way of looking at a chanter reed, and denotes the key manipulation area in a reed. Rob will show us some remarkably effective manipulation techniques to get a rich, true bagpipe scale every time! Maybe the best reed-class ever at Dojo U? We'll leave that up to you.

Date of Original Live Class: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 6pm
Course Name: Technique Development
Class Name: Chanter Reed Manipulation and the "Parabola"
Class Instructor: Robert Mathieson

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Robert Mathieson Robert Mathieson was Pipe Major of the famous Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band from 1986 to 2010. During that time, he he led the band to 30 Major Competition Championships, including 5 world-titles. His renowned creativity, compositional prowess, and partnership with the great Jim Kilpatrick has earned him a repuation for being one of the world's foremost authorities on issues of ensemble, integration, and overall pipe band musical performance.


  1. I wasn't able to be in this session live but I thoroughly enjoyed this archived session. It was a great session and very, very informative.

    I look forward to Rab's future sessions and please pass this on..........Thanks