Bagpipers anyone?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by EweSheep, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I have several questions about bagpipers and all kind of Celtic instruments.

    What are "slow airs"?
     
  2. Fourgirlsoneboy

    Fourgirlsoneboy Pullus Parvus

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    It is a slower song, vs say a jig!
     
  3. Flippacase

    Flippacase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I play marching snare in a celtic marching band!!!!
     
  4. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I love to listen to them!!
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I know I played a clarinet in 8th grade but it is more than 25 years ago. Not sure if I can play the bagpipes in that same manner as the clarinet.

    I don't know if it is me but when I play UTube I hear the drones, the low pitch hums that I hear but rarely I ever hear the high pitches of the chanter. Am I tone deaf or what????? I see their fingers playing but dont know if the drones play whatever tunes they are playing.

    I know you had to have a good set of lungs....time to exercise them.

    I know folks tell me do NOT buy the bagpipes from Pankistan and get the McCollem or Hamilton? bagpipes. I don't think I can afford one but I do not need to practice if it is going to strawk like a bad player!

    I think now I know what "slow airs" are....slower and haunting. I love it!

    Any on UTube that you enjoyed?

    This one is MANY:
     
  6. EweSheep

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    Quote:Marching snare?????????? You mean the BIG drums?
     
  7. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I don't play, but I have a friend who does. I do like Celtic music though.
     
  8. Fourgirlsoneboy

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    Quote:The bagpipes from Pakistan are cheap crap (really, don't go there). I know the others are more, but you will save yourself a world of discouragement if you buy a better quality instrument. Also, a clarinet is a single reed, bagpipes are double (but capped). So it does take a lot of air [​IMG] - but your background will help when it comes to reading music, etc. Save and look for a used better one! i
     
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  9. EweSheep

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    I can not read the sheet music for all it is worth! However I can convert the music dots to letters (like a guitar) and play it from there. Seeing all those notes on a music chart lines makes it blurry for me and hard to see if it is a C or a D without counting the lines to find out which notes it is!

    I know the finger holes are different than a clarinet.

    Double reed???????? I thought the chanter has one reed, not two unless the other one is in the drones.
     
  10. Fourgirlsoneboy

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    Quote:Chanters are usually double reeded also, but they are capped- so it has a reed like an oboe (well, between that and a basson). The drones have their own! You will have a lot of fun playing them [​IMG]!
     

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