Medi-evil pipes, MK2

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Medi-evil pipes, MK2

Post  Yuri on Sat May 07, 2011 8:42 pm

I've been mucking around with a couple of Spanish Gaita chanters, using them as a basis to work out a completely chromatic chanter for medi-evil music. Well, I have done that, even though I have to admit that my beloved historical recorder fingering didn't work out, I had to change one of the cross-fingered positions. However, in the end it works, and that is the main thing. The pipe is probably as loud as a GHB set, though I squeezed the reed to as mild a setting as I dared. (gaita reeds come with brass hoops, you can adjust the opening).
The headstock. What with me having started life as a carver, not as instrument maker...
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The overall view. I know it's not as great as it could be, but I don't know how to take a reasonable photo with this camera, the set is large, after all.
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The huge headstock is because in due course there will be a couple more sets, all using the same bag/fittings, and one of them is a double-chantered set. That needs a bit of room.
The gaita-based chanter, by the way is in B, of all things. That's simply because I had a B chanter to start from, so that's what I did. In due course there will be an A and possibly D chanters added to the canon, though I have my doubts about a D one, what with it being so high pitched.

And the main view from the point of view of the player. Just to remind you what the audience thinks of your playing...
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Post  Bob Salter on Tue May 10, 2011 10:17 am

That is stunning. I wish I could do stuff like that. Sad

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Post  Yuri on Tue May 10, 2011 3:59 pm

On the other hand, I have no idea how to even start on an Uillean set...
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