Parts of the practice chanter Being able to identify the parts of the Practice Chanter is a requirement for SCQF Level 2 It is either made of plastic or wood. Chanters made by the better manufacturers have the maker’s name engraved on the lower half of the chanter between the joint and the high G […]
Care, Cleaning and Storage of the Practice Chanter Practice chanters are sensitive to extreme temperatures. Don’t leave them in your vehicle during the hottest days of the summer or coldest days of the winter. Heat will melt the plastic chanters and reeds. Cold will make both plastic and wood chanters brittle allowing them to break […]
When experiencing something, our mind puts the experience, knowledge, etc into short term memory. If we process something three times, the memory becomes stronger. The next time we sleep, those memories are then moved into long term memory. The more often we process something, the stronger the memory becomes. If we process something similar but […]
Sound is vibrations that are within the range of human hearing. When an object vibrates, it displaces a medium like air. The moving air then moves parts of your ear which is translated into an auditory signal in your brain. On the bagpipes, sound is created by the air moving past the lips of the […]
As Spring is now trying it’s best to be here, it is a good time to do bagpipe maintenance so that we can enjoy piping outdoors. I am looking at holding the class on either April 25th, 26th, May 16th or May 17th. If on a Saturday, the class would be from 1 until 4. […]
Now that the birds are chirping outside, Spring is on its way. And that means its time for a spring cleaning, bagpipe style. It is now time to do that maintenance that has been put off. Check all hemp and replace any that is not 100% Check the air tightness of the bag. Season as […]
While some of the details are slightly incorrect, it is a very nice article. For example, I’ve been teaching for 20 years, not that I am 20 years old. I started teaching seriously 2 years ago. Dad took over a militia unit, not a military base, great grandparents came from Scotland… But otherwise 🙂 […]
I was just interviewed by a writer for the Echo. The article is expected to be in next week’s paper, though it might be delayed a week. We spoke about Scottish Culture, heritage, the bagpipes, learning the pipes, etc.
Well OK, maybe not so crazy. C performed this past weekend, leading the procession. At one time, he was joined in a jam session by 2 other pipers.