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The Rythmic Fingerwork Series Of Instructional Videos #1
"Pipes Ready!" ONLINE VIDEO SERIES
A Set-up & Maintenance Guide For The Great Highland Bagpipe
With Jim McGillivray, Gold Medallist, and the author of Rythmic Fingerwork

What piper doesn’t have trouble with his or her pipes? Who wouldn’t want them sounding better and easier to blow? In this unique video, one of the world’s most respected pipers takes you through the steps required to set up your pipes and maintain them in peak playing condition. Bags, reeds, reed selection, watertraps, blowsticks and more – Jim McGillivray covers it all, in clear language, great detail and a style that is both informative and entertaining.

Chapter Titles
  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:00:24 Bagpipe Tour
  • 00:06:21 The Bag
  • 00:07:30 Leather or synthetic?
  • 00:08:28 Synthetic & Canister Bags
  • 00:12:00 Leather
  • 00:13:49 Airtightness
  • 00:16:21 Installation
  • 00:17:15 Sizes
  • 00:18:36 Grip attachment
  • 00:19:09 Blowsticks, Valves & Watertraps
  • 00:27:34 Fit of joints
  • 00:28:44 Chanter reeds
  • 00:30:17 Selecting
  • 00:31:10 Making your reed easier
  • 00:40:00 Shaving your reed
  • 00:45:03 Care
  • 00:46:02 Drone Reeds
  • 00:48:07 Cane or synthetic?
  • 00:50:14 Seating
  • 00:51:35 Adjustments tongue
  • 00:53:07 Bridles
  • 00:58:37 Tuning screw
  • 01:02:08 Adjustments chart
  • 01:03:23 Workshop
  • 01:04:15 Lost reeds
  • 01:07:07 Hemping
  • 01:10:47 Tying-in bags
  • 01:13:35 Seasoning
  • 01:17:54 Oiling

Total Running time: 86min