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Old 11-13-2017, 11:04 AM   #31
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Default Re: Brighde Chaimbeul

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Have you been to the Lowland and Border Pipers Society website lately? They have a free access archive of all of their journals except the latest 4. Well, last night I read an article by Mike Katz (Battlefield Band piper) in the December 2012 issue where he explains that all the notes of a bagpipe chanter have to sound good against the drone so some of them (especially C, F and G sound wrong against a tuner (and probably other instruments)
The issue is that most tuners don't do just intonation. Some of the keys that our chanters can play in (eg. A) are also modal (the A-to-A scale on the Scottish chanter is mixolydian, meaning the 7th note (hiG) is flattened). A non-fretted instrument like a fiddle could play exactly in tune with a bagpipe chanter. A piano, for example, cannot.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:38 AM   #32
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It is. I've heard her play in person, and she's both an amazing player and has a lovely instrument sound.
And she will be a Performer/Instructor at the Pipers Gathering in CT this coming August!!!

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And she will be a Performer/Instructor at the Pipers Gathering in CT this coming August!!!

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Steve
And her sister Mairi is an excellent harper. ( Maybe we can get her to come as well?)
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