What the world’s top pipe band pipe-sections are playing

Published: April 30, 2012
What the world’s top pipe band pipe-sections are playing Published: April 30, 2012

pipes|drums executes the largest survey ever conducted of the world's Grade 1 pipe bands to find out what they are playing -- chanters, reeds, bags and moisture control systems. Exclusively for subscribers to the magazine, we echo our in-depth survey of the world's top competition solo pipers to determine trends across the world's best pipe sections. Cane or synthetic? Sheepskin or man-made? Canister system, tube or free-and-easy? We have the answers and the result are sure to better inform your own band and open your eyes to what's going on right here, right now.

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When tuning chanters one-to-one, make sure that the players play tunes with each other. This will allow the players to blow more naturally than playing scales.
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