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 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 talk about how to get maximum tonal quality from your bagpipe. Have you ever wondered what the "sweet spot" is, where it falls in the chanter reed range of vibrancy, and to train yourself to achieve it all the time with maximum steadiness? Then this is the class for you!
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.
This class demonstrates proper usage of the arm in blowing good bagpipe tone, and then there are several great questions that are covered. How far under the arm should the bag be? Do you coordinate your blowing with the beat? What is the right ratio between blowing and squeezing? How firm should the bag feel as you play?