Tag: pitch

Tone in the pipe band – part 1

Tone in the pipe band – part 1

With most of us in some form of ‘lockdown’, many members of pipe bands are using technology to try to maintain some form of practice. In reproducing this excellent two-part article written by the late Bob Shepherd and published over two editions of The International Piper (November and December 1978), […]

The case for a ‘second’ chanter

The case for a ‘second’ chanter

By David V. Kennedy In the last few years, pipers have recognised that the pitch of the chanter of the Scottish piob mhor has risen to approximately B flat from A natural. Chanter makers seem to have responded to a popular demand to make higher pitched canters – mostly from […]