Re: [Harp-L] harp as bagpipe

I'm a bagpipe player,  highland and small pipes. My instrument is useful for once!

Pipes are tuned off Bb (471 Hz for mine). The melody pipe plays between Bb and the next octave Bb by ratio, in addition to the Gb under it. The two small tenor drones are to the Bb one octave under than the tonic, the big bass drone two octaves from the tonic.

Small pipes play D, A, C, or Bb usually at the true note. I tune those three drones to the next octave down from the tonic note and the fifth of it. The bass drone two octaves down from the melody pipe.

To play it you could loop playing an octave of Bb (retune a note to be a second Bb to be like a full highland piper) and play the nine pipe notes or do the way cooler options mentioned by Winslow.

Mike Taylor

> On Jun 22, 2015 8:10 PM, "Robert Hale" <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:53 PM, Winslow Yerxa <winslowyerxa@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> > maintain the drone in the left corner of his mouth while he plays melody
> > out of the right side.
> âWinslow! I like it!!
> thanks!â
> Robert Hale
> Serious Honkage in Arizona

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