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Thread #60367   Message #965739
Posted By: smallpiper
11-Jun-03 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: small pipes practise chanter
Subject: RE: small pipes practise chanter
Alex the first thing I would suggest is to use what you have got they are quiet enough (or should be) the second is to get a tutor Vicki Swan (from Serious Kitchen) has developed an on line tutor which can be accessed through their web site click here then click on "our music" then Music and scroll down to the smallpipes guide. Its a good tutor alternatively you may like to checkout what is on offer from the Lowland and Border pipers Society .click here .

As for practice chanters you either go with a Highland one or splash out loads of cash for an electronic "pencil Chanter" (£150 from Begg bagpipes) but I rather think you'd be better off using what you've got just stop the drones with a bit of blue tack (if you havn't gott drone stops) and away you go.

Where are you based? I might know someone in your local who can help.
Best of luck
John