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Bagpipe practice mutes?

Postby humBell » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:58 pm

Apologies this isn't strictly tuba related.

I am more wondering if such a thing exists.

It kinda defeats the purpose of course, but even i am reluctant to inflict bagpipe practice on my neighbors...
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Re: Bagpipe practice mutes?

Postby opus37 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:30 pm

I suggest getting a practice chanter. They are just the fingering tube with a double reed on the inside. It is quiet enough for practice without inciting a riot with the neighbors. There are several available on Amazon. They range from $15 to $160. Other than that, your options are a boat ride 5 miles off shore or driving to a remote spot 10 miles from anything. Of course, you may attract whales, elk, moose or alligators. (Stray Scotts are likely too.)
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Re: Bagpipe practice mutes?

Postby DCottrell » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:41 pm

Google "baz-pipe"
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Re: Bagpipe practice mutes?

Postby humBell » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:30 pm

Baz-pipes sound promising.

Chanter to ke sounds like the easy part to learn, as i have played recorder before. My greatest concern is getting used breathing independent of music/bag management.

But not a priority, so it may be a while before i follow up on this.

Thanks a bunch!

Someone was just telling me about these Robert Burns dinners they have.

That, and while i never knew if it was a joke on my parents, but rumor has it my grandparents had offer to pay for bagpipe lessons at one point. Whether serious or not, i feel i missed an opportunity to better myself...
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