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NORTHUMBRIAN SMALLPIPES

   
Definition: an English bellows blown bagpipe with small cylindrical closed-end chanter, and 3 or 4 drones. Other variations include Northumbrian half long bagpipes. Probably developed from the French musette.

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PRACTICE CHANTERS

Wind Instruments > Bagpipes> Practice Chanters
The practice chanter has a narrower bore than a pipe chanter, and is cheap and quiet enough for use in the home. A practice Chanter is the best way for a beginner to learn tunes, this lets you concentrate on the notes without having to worry about keeping the bag full and steady pressure going. Bagpipes are found in the folk tra...read more