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Old 03-08-2020, 07:06 AM   #24
Green Piper
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Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Colorado, USA
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Default Re: Favourite chanter pitch

Originally Posted by DapperDan View Post
I'd like to be at a lower pitch, around Bb, or low 470's. I think the instrument loses some of its mood and warmth at higher pitches, and becomes a bit metallic sounding and even grating to non-pipers, who should ultimately be the people we play for. I'm in a band though, so I don't have control over these things. I have to keep a separate chanter and drone reeds to play solo, which is more than I have time to keep going, so I mostly play a very sharp band chanter.

Itís really not that much time to get a set of your favourite drone reeds for solo use and a dedicated solo chanter. Simply swap out reeds and chanter for band use versus solo.
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