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Old 01-11-2015, 09:53 AM   #6
el gaitero
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Default Re: Getting boys onto the pipes from chanter

Originally Posted by 12cmgc View Post
In my beginner phase, that's what my instructor/band did at the time. (should) usually only take a few hours at most to get the the hang of it and have all three drones going and look quasi-like they enjoy playing.
Drone valves help newbies. It's all uphill progress from there,.. getting steadier blowing, etc.

Something I do try to impress on the kids is...ALWAYS...upon taking the pipe out of the case...BE CERTAIN to immediately set the tenors and bass approx. where they need to be so right off the bat they sound nearly like they should when they start to play. Not a bad time right off to start embedding fine tuning pointers.
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