Colin MacLellan: the pipes|drums Interview, Part 2

Published: November 30, 2009

We continue our exclusive conversation. In this installment, MacLellan discusses his father, piping pressures, and competing while growing up.

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To ease the blowing-in period of a chanter reed, simply press the reed firmly in the lowest part of the blades between the finger and thumb until you feel both blades ease gently together. Continue to do this and keep blowing the reed until you find the reed giving an acceptible weight.
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