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Old 12-10-2018, 10:10 PM   #1
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Default G Major (not G mixolydian) Smallpipe chanter

The latest iteration of the G Major Scottish smallpipe chanter project is back in my hands from being modified by its maker, Seth Hamon:

https://youtu.be/yLlNxGfOhtI
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Old 12-15-2018, 11:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: G Major (not G mixolydian) Smallpipe chanter

That would be a very handy thing for those wanting to play Irish Traditional Music using the SSP route.
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Old 12-16-2018, 09:20 AM   #3
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I definitely appreciate the increase in repertoire that this chanter has allowed.

I have been publishing the tunes I find to my website to encourage others to experiment with the tuning (which doesnít really require a dedicated chanter):
https://www.patrickmclaurin.com/wordpress/?page_id=3243

I would appreciate anyone willing to suggest appropriate tunes that I have not yet run across. My method for mining tunes so far doesnít necessarily respect the key a tune might be traditionally played in as Iíve just been looking for whatever fits and has a good melody.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: G Major (not G mixolydian) Smallpipe chanter

What drone note do you tune the scale to?

How to you play the high B?
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Old 12-16-2018, 03:39 PM   #5
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Default Re: G Major (not G mixolydian) Smallpipe chanter

Low G

My previous, finagled, G major chanter has a high B key.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:42 PM   #6
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Write an ABC parser and crawl The Session for suitable tunes
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:47 PM   #7
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Write an ABC parser and crawl The Session for suitable tunes
I have thought about that, but I just do it manually currently because a parser canít tell if the tune is any good or not.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:01 AM   #8
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Default Re: G Major (not G mixolydian) Smallpipe chanter

Hi Patrick,

The chanter sounds great. Your tune collections have grown since I last looked. Given that 'tis the season, you might consider adding "Silent Night" to your low F# collection and "Christmas in Killarney" to your G-major collection.

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What drone note do you tune the scale to?

How to you play the high B?



I play lots of tunes with High B, by "pinching", a technique I picked up from Lowland bagpipes. To "Pinch" a high B, partially open the High A ( thumb) hole while fingering a low B. I stick my thumbnail into the hole on one chanter, roll the thumb slightly off on another. It takes a slight increase in pressure as well, so once t you get to doing int, you'll spend some time adjusting your drone reeds to work with the chanter across the break without shifting pitch or shutting down.
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