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Old 01-17-2019, 09:43 PM   #11
Leong
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Default Re: Bag Sizing Confusion

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Originally Posted by Piping Potential View Post
...I don't have the bag up far enough under my arm. So I'm gonna try and work on fixing that....
This might add to the "confusion" but thought Gannaway's (of pipe bag fame) take on the subject might be pertinent (or not):

Below, an effective method for checking bag position and playing posture that will be of some benefit to any piper , whether playing a new or an old bag:

1. Without bagpipes, stand up straight with level and relaxed shoulders.

2. Hold your hands directly in front as if playing on the pipe chanter, and lift your bag arm up at the elbow enough for the bag. This will place your bag elbow in front of your shoulder. When you blow your pipes up (with the new bag), try this position. The bag can still be placed forward or back, to some degree, without altering this basic position. Holding your pipes in this position will have the bass drone pointing in a straight line to the way you are facing, not at an awkward angle across your shoulders.

3. The bag should be in line with the waist, and not up under the armpit. A bag pushed up too high has a much greater chance of slipping and invariably raises the shoulder. Make sure the blowpipe is the correct length and comfortable.
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