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Old 03-22-2020, 01:14 PM   #11
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Default Re: soft grip?

There have been times when rather than holding the chanter like a turd my playing sounds like a turd.
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:01 PM   #12
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Default Re: soft grip?

Originally Posted by erteple View Post
Thank you for the insights!
EquusRacer, how does one hold a turd? I thing I cannot imagine thatm as my chanter would sound a bit higher than HA

Sandy Jones once told me to hold the chanter as one would hold a thinly-varnished turd -- i.e. very gently because you wouldn't want to crack the varnish!
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