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Large corks / stoppersLBPS The Wind in the Bellows

LBPS More Power to Your Elbow
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LBPS More Power to Your Elbow

Price per Unit (piece): £25.00
Weight: 0.46 kg

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A practical guide to acquiring, playing, tuning and maintaining Scottish bellows-blown bagpipes. 

Part 1 describes some of the options for purchasing a set of pipes. There are tips on whether to hire a set, or buy new or second hand.

Part 2 deals with the Learning Process, and is divided into four steps:- familiarization with the bellows: a first introduction to fingering the chanter: some basic grace notes with a first tune to try: and finally some more detailed methods and techniques.

Part 3 is all about tuning.

The Appendices contain: Gracing: Basics of Notation: Reeds and Reed-making: Maintenance and Repair: Problem Solving: Playing Pressure: History (of Scottish bellows-blown pipes): Resources (including a limited discography): Glossary, and finally a collection of Tunes.


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