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Electronic bagpipes and chanters

The electronic bagpipes are an electronic instrument imitating the tone and/or playing style of the bagpipes. Most electronic bagpipe emulators feature a simulated chanter, which is used to play the melody. Some models also produce a harmonizing drone(s). Some variants employ a simulated bag, wherein the player's pressure on the bag activates a switch maintaining a constant tone.
Electronic bagpipes are produced to replicate various types of bagpipes from around the world, including the Scottish piob mhor (also known as the Great Highland bagpipe), Irish uilleann pipes, Spanish gaita, French cornemuse, Italian zampogna and Swedish s├Ąckpipa.
They have gone from being a rare curiosity to a widely used instrument used for practice, and even performance, by both amateur and professional players.




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