Re: [Harp-L] harp as bagpipe

James Conway does it all on one harmonica. He tunes one hole (or maybe more) to play the same note(s) in both breath directions, and then uses oblique motion with variable splits to maintain the drone in the left corner of his mouth while he plays melody out of the right side.

Several pipers in unison, at least in a decent pipe band, maintain a good unison; detuning would be a sign of poor ensemble playing.
Winslow Yerxa
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From: Robert Hale <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx" <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2015 11:37 AM
Subject: [Harp-L] harp as bagpipe

âWhat are the characteristics of a highland bagpipe?
- two drone reeds and one melody reed?

Can a multi-effects processor sustain one drone tone (that's fun to say
outloud) while I move around the scale?
Hey! a looper could sustain that tone.

To simulate several pipers in unison, I hear some slight detuning across
the melody players.

Robert Hale
Serious Honkage in Arizona

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