Posted by fiddleplayer2 on Friday, February 25, 2011
Got my new to me Instruments to their new home...Mine.
I've got no problem with the Fiddle Or Auto Harp all's I need is for someone to steer me right on these Bagpipes as far as set up goes and what I need to do to get going.
from what I've found on the net the information as far as set up goes is Nun to Non Existent. If any one can get me going in the right direction I'd sure appreciate it. If not I'm a Big Boy I'll figure it out.
It should be an Interesting and a Bodacious learning experience. I traded Banjo lessons in the mid 70s for Bagpipe lessons practiced on a Chanter but not the actual pipes themselves.
Thanks in advance to any or all for their help in advance.
( FP2 )
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @10:49:35 AM
Uh, let's see, the little stick with-out any holes, must go in your mouth, to blow up the udder which you stick under your upper arm, so you can squeeze out the air. Umm, one stick with holes ( probably the long, thin one, you're gonna play with your fingers, and all the other sticks get tied together and thrown over your shoulder ( or maybe you only throw some of them over your shoulder, and the rest hang down). Oh and don't forget to practice that gaseous sound when you're done playing, and drain all the air out. :-)
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @1:08:35 PM
The thing that fascinates me about the bagpipes is that blowing air into the bag can be done at any time and in any time, regardless of what your noting fingers are doing. Though I think, if I ended up bagpiping, I might end up blowing into the dang pipe in time to the music anyway, it would just be TOO counterintuitive for me to do it any other way.
Re bagpipe setup can't help you. But I can suggest that you call your local police precinct and ask if they usually have bagpipers at their different ceremonies (ya don't wanna point out that the ceremony in question is usually a funeral.) If they do, then you might be able to hook up with said piper. Also, check your area for Irish or Scottish trad sessions, since pipers often put appearances in there.
If all else fails, be in Bethlehem PA for Celtic Classic. You will never in your life see so many bagpipes in one place as are at that event! And from all over the world!
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @4:40:09 PM
Thanks guys. Our Celtic fest was a couple months a go so I missed out on that. I'm More concerned on how to get it ready to play.
example. What do I have to do to the reeds other than insert them into the drones & Chanter & how much conditioner/sealer do I pour into the bag. you know stuff like that.
Believe it or not This info must be a secret cause I am finding very little info on the subject & the Pipers I have contacted have not responded.
I'll figure it out one way or another. Heck I learned to play by myself the Banjo,Mandolin,Guitar Fiddle,Auto Harp,Dulcimer,Ukulele,Piano,Harmonica,Bass & Irish Penny Whistle, this just might take a minute that's all.
( FP2 )
Monday, February 28, 2011 @4:00:15 AM
You might try contacting Fiddlepiper for info. She is a very accomplished player and member here on FHO.
Thursday, March 3, 2011 @9:52:01 AM
Thanks fiddleiphile. I'll contact her today and see if she will help just a tad.
( FP2 )
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