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Old 02-20-2015, 04:19 AM   #9
classicbagpipes
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Default Re: Getting boys onto the pipes from chanter

Jim F.,
I know the late Sandy Keith in Dunedin, FL. used the same basic technique of getting the new pipers onto the pipes asap, after they had learned a few tunes. And for the same reasons, develop them quickly and keep the interest level up with the newbies. So it was with corked drones and chanters so they could get a grasp of the basics.
I have always said that aside from getting ones fingers to wiggle properly and in the right order, the next biggest step is moving onto the full pipe itself.
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