Monday, 19 March 2012

How dose Bagpipes works ?

Air supply.
The most common method of supplying air to the bag is by blowing into a blowpipe, or blowstick. In some pipes the player must cover the tip of the blowpipe with his tongue while inhaling, but modern blowpipes have a non-return valve that eliminates this need.An innovation, dating from the 16th or 17th centuries, is the use of a bellows to supply air. In these pipes, sometimes called cauld wind pipes, air is not heated or moistened by the player's breathing, so bellows-driven bagpipes can use more refined and/or delicate reeds. Such pipes include the Irish uilleann pipes, the Border pipes and Northumbrian smallpipes in Britain, and the Musette de cour in France.Get more information visit our website :

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