In this final class in the epic 5 part series Rob wraps up final questions and talks about the last components of putting together an immaculate sounding bagpipe. Check out the conclusion of this highly popular series!
Bruce shares his bagpipe set-up tips and how to make sure your bagpipe is working at its best at all times. Cane drone reeds vs. synthetic? Picking chanter reeds? Hide bags vs. synthetic zip? Bruce covers a range of helpful information! Date of Original Live Class: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 7:00pm Course Name: Special
In this amazing class we take a look at how to listen to and judge the tonal quality of your bagpipe. Through listening exercises and discussion you'll get a good idea of what to listen to! Date of Original Live Class: Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 12:00pm Course Name: Special Events Class Name: Tonal Quality
In this class, we discuss drone reed setup, beginning with how it all fits into the bagpipe tree of sound. Then - can we use logic to further perfect the process of ultimate efficiency with our drone reeds? You bet we can!
In this class we talk about drone sound from the inside out. Starting with maintenance, calibration, selection, and then some topics like inverted tongue bass reeds, we discuss everything you need to know to get on the path to excellent drone sound!
In this final session on ear training, we listen to several recordings and use the knowledge gained in previous sessions to critique soloists and bands. In the end, don't be afraid to fail at tuning. Through that failure - each time gets better. Enjoy!
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 first of a six part series, Derek Midgely takes us through what is a good sound. 3 different yet all beautiful sounds are contrasted as well as the mix of drones, chanter and set-up need to creat all three. We have to know what to shoot for before we set up to define our own sound. A must for players of all levels!