Roddy MacLeod – the pipes|drums Interview – Part 1

Published: March 31, 2013
Roddy MacLeod – the pipes|drums Interview – Part 1 Published: March 31, 2013

We bring our subscribers an exclusive interview with arguably Highland piping's most professional and well-rounded personalities. An extraordinary competitor, a leader of Grade 1 pipe bands, the original and existing Director of the National Piping Centre and the co-founder and leader of the Piping Live!

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TIP OF THE DAY
Quality reed selection is a pre-requisite to obtaining a good tone in a pipe corps. Four criteria to consider when testing reeds are balance, vibrancy, volume and strength. Check the High A Low A balance against a single sounding tenor drone – if these two notes are in the ballpark chances are the rest of the notes can be tuned.
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