Smart Bagpipes and Your Effective Choices Now

We also explained to those who are starting to play bagpipe, some technical information about the bagpipe tones used in the videos and their relationship with the tone of the song, in addition to indicating some video lessons available on the web with tablatures and riffs. Now we hope to contextualize, in our view. You can go for the best best bagpipe reviews there.

The Aspect of Curiosity

It is curious to note that, rarely, any musician in a responsibility show, ventures to play an accordion, a piano, a sax, a violin, a drums in public, without having a technical notion, of studying it, but for some reason , this is very common to happen when it comes to the diatonic bagpipe, and not only with famous artists. If, on the one hand, great pop stars gave visibility to the mouth bagpipe, on the other, this visibility seems to have contributed to spread an image of the bagpipe being an instrument supposedly without much possibility of sound variation beyond that sound that you hear such artists playing. 

This is very natural, asnobody is obliged to know the real possibilities of the instrument and the bagpipe musicians who really explored the complexity and variety of sounds, timbres and resources in general that the “bagpipe” offers. But we can see that the sound pattern of the instrument played by celebrities who did not actually study the bagpipe, where more full chords, rhythm, without greater definition of notes, nor variation in scales and effects, seems to have become the reference for most people, as if that more “raw” sound was the only one that could be extracted from a “blues bagpipe”, you know? So anyone who takes a bagpipe out of their pocket and makes a “half mouth” sound is applauded and considered a great bagpipe player. With the best kilts for men this is important.

Can you deduce how this would impact professional bagpipe players who seriously study the instrument and live off it? 

There are many people in the musical environment who see the bagpipe as an instrument with no greater possibilities – they see it almost as a sound toy – that they can play anyway without technique,  that it is not a priority when passing a band’s sound (or that you don’t even need it), that anyone can touch, that you don’t need to study like other instruments and that you only touch the feeling,  that there is no need to call the bagpipe player to record or to play since the vocalist himself or any other musician can take a bagpipe out of his pocket and make fun of it, and so on. These beliefs ended up being disseminated among musicians, producers and sound and studio technicians, bar owners, etc. The number of situations that belittle the bagpipe and bagpipe is so great.

Aims for You

We do not aim here to evaluate anyone as “right” or “wrong” for what they did or did not do, nor define as “good” or “bad”, “better” or “worse” the sound of the bagpipe played by famous musicians that is not necessarily studied the bagpipe in depth. we am also far from trying to imply that they should not play the bagpipe in their concerts, but we only reinforce this fact: the more people (mainly famous) have risked a solo out there without knowing how to actually play the instrument,  nor make it clear that this is just a flirtation, a grace, an adventure, or even thinking that you know how to play, when you still have only basic notions of the instrument, so the more they contribute to feedback certain beliefs that end up harming the work of professional bagpipe players, disseminating this simple and cartoon image of the instrument as if it were its entirety. 

The Solitary Options

Only those who have heard the sound of the bagpipe played by professional harmonists know how to recognize the true sound potential of a “bagpipe” and discern the sound of those who are “playing” to play the instrument.