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Old 05-25-2016, 10:30 AM   #8
el gaitero
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Default Re: Embouchure stamina

Originally Posted by piobaire76 View Post

.... I have shaved down the chanter reed to near translucence.

Imho you are doing the student a dis-service..... especially if not even a single drone is sounding.

At 13, if he really wants to play pipes,..well, it does require some effort.

Heck,I had a 9 yr old..who's father I dissuaded from buying a child size chanter. By our third session the kid learned himself how to get his pinky onto the hole of a standard pc.
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