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2.7) I can play the practice chanter better if I finger the notes like I do on a tin whistle. That's O.K., isn't it? (Great Highland Bagpipe)




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This article is from the Bagpipe FAQ, by Denise McNickle denisem@southwind.net with numerous contributions by others.

2.7) I can play the practice chanter better if I finger the notes like I do on a tin whistle. That's O.K., isn't it? (Great Highland Bagpipe)

Well, no. The practice chanter approximates the sound you get from the
pipe chanter, but not entirely. If you finger the notes incorrectly on the
pipe chanter, you'll find that you often fail to produce a true tone. Also,
you'll find it impossible to correctly perform many of the common gracings.

 

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