Welcome to
the forums at bobdunsire.com
bobdunsire.com forums One of the largest message boards on the web ! bobdunsire.com forums
You can reset your password by going here. Be sure to try your current email and any email addresses you may have had in the past.
Otherwise please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the forums. In order to help you, please provide the following info: Your Display Name from the old forum and any possible email addresses you would have used before. Without that info we cannot locate your account.

Go Back   Bob Dunsire Bagpipe Forums > Great Highland Bagpipe > Beginners, Intermediate, +
Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Beginners, Intermediate, + Discuss issues, tackle problems, share experiences, ask questions, and look for specific help...

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-03-2021, 08:27 AM   #11
Chris C.
Forum Silver Medal
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 403
Default Re: Help with breathing/squeezing technique...

I think in bands (at least in the past) the point of the harder reeds was they desired more volume, and some harder reeds are indeed louder than an easier reed. It may not be such an issue today.

And in a solo situation, I don't think the difference in volume would be that necessary.

I noticed when I went to an easier reed it needed more control, as pointed out above. The trade off was that I could play longer, and had less 'lost' notes from breathing glitches. The easier reeds are also more comfortable to play.
Chris C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2021, 12:58 PM   #12
Holy smoking keyboard!
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: London Town
Posts: 5,720
Default Re: Help with breathing/squeezing technique...

Hard reeds tend to vary in pitch less with pressure; they're either on pitch or silent, both acceptable answers from a competition point of view.

Whether you'd be better off teaching people to intonate properly is an interesting question, or perhaps an obvious one.
CalumII is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:38 AM.