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Old 03-25-2020, 10:13 AM   #14
WBpiper
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Default Re: Drone instability, poor blowing or moisture?

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Originally Posted by Pip01 View Post




WBpiper,,

A sudden thought... from an oblique perspective... if I may...

Perhaps... just perhaps... it is neither insufficient blowing... nor
is it... excessive moisture upon your reeds.

May I direct attention... to your arm??

Your profile indicates... that you have been in this... our Great
Waltz-About...for some 8-ish years... or so. (Grand!! Ain't It!!

Our bag arm... when we first start out... is foremost in our
minds (along with everything else!! ... but later on... after
we have gained some fledgling confidence (much warranted...
or no ... and our lips do not spasm... and our breath... then
no longer is going... out the sides of our mouths... our fingers
are the more sure on the chanter...and our lungs(??)... coming
along rather nicely...thank you... then... salient thoughts about
our bag arm... begin... their receding... (And... how not?!

Having been through a bit o' this myself... may I suggest... your
having a closer look (or listen ... to what your arm-pressure... is
continuously...producing... all on its own...

Your culprit... may well... lie there... as it does with many...

Just some thoughts...

Regards.. and Good Luck!!... getting it sorted...

Pip01








Good suggestion, I should work on my arm


Oh and although I’ve had my pipes for years, I’ve actually played very infrequently for various reasons But I see where you are coming from. Ever since I got a reed wrangler, my lips and blowing no longer became worries.
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